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INSPIRE US 2016: Opportunity of a lifetime for sixth-form students!

The Transformation Trust is delighted to be offering a truly once-in-a-lifetime work experience opportunity for sixth-form students.

Inspire US 2016 will see 20 sixth-formers from five different schools travel to the US to be campaign interns for the final two weeks of the US elections. Working in the swing state of Florida, the students will work alongside seasoned political campaigners from both national parties.

The trip is a repeat of the highly successful 2012 trip run by the Transformation Trust.

Day to day, students will get involved in canvassing voters, attending rallies, and getting the vote out on the all-important election day on Tuesday 8 November, 2016. Before travelling home, the students will stop off at Washington DC, to take in some of the main political landmarks, including the White House and Capitol Hill.

The trip is fully funded, with all travel and accommodation covered.

Schools wishing to be considered for places should complete the application form. We are looking for four outstanding students, plus a teacher from each school. The students will either already be studying politics or a related subject (for example, economics or international relations), or be keen to read politics or similar at university.

The application window is open until Thursday 24 March. Shortlisted schools will then be invited to interview in the Summer Term, with the final schools selected before the summer holidays

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