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Douglass-O'Connell Global Internship

Goes By: Douglass-O'Connell

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Douglass-O'Connell Fellowship Electronic Deadline
Thursday, February 1, 2024

About this Fellowship

Formerly known as the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, the Douglass O'Connell Global Internship is an eight-week transformative summer internship program in Dublin, Ireland where they will draw inspiration from the legacies of two remarkable social justice leaders: Frederick Douglass and Daniel O'Connell.

During this unique eight-week program, Douglass-O’Connell Global Interns will spend from June to August participating in a work placement in an Irish organization and receiving academic credit in Irish history and culture with a special exploration of the influence Daniel O’Connell had on Frederick Douglass and their lifetime legacies as successful businessmen and leaders of social change.

The program pays tribute to Frederick Douglass’ transformative experience visiting Ireland more than 175 years ago, when Douglass was embraced by the Irish people and met the famous Irish reformer, Daniel O’Connell. This immersive opportunity celebrates their exceptional contributions to society and their notable business acumen, inspiring young professionals to emulate their success and apply their principles in the modern world. Co-sponsored by CIEE, the Government of Ireland, and the African American Irish Diaspora Network, the program pays homage to these distinguished figures by integrating the values of equality, entrepreneurship, and advocacy into a dynamic and educational internship experience.

Students seeking a rich international experience that combines real-world work experience in Ireland with an exciting overview of Irish history and culture are encouraged to apply. Join us in Dublin for a summer of growth, learning, and the pursuit of a better, more inclusive world.

This program is open to current undergraduate first-year, sophomore and junior students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Award Value

Fully-funded eight-week internship program in Dublin, Ireland. Recipients also receive a $1,500 credit toward a future CIEE study abroad program.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: November 30, 2023

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