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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Housing Options: Apartment Language of Instruction: English
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Douglass O'Connell Summer Global Internship


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Program Overview

Ten exceptional student leaders will be selected for a 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 June 14 to August 10, 2024 participating in a work placement in an Irish organization and a three-credit academic course on 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.

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.

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by CIEE, the Government of Ireland, and the African American Irish Diaspora Network.


all eligible applicants receive a Douglass-O'Connell Scholars Grant that they may use for a 2024 or 2025 CIEE Summer Global Internship program.


Late applications will not be considered for any reason and all application tasks must be finished in their entirety.

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Eligibility Requirements

Douglass-O'Connell Global Internship Applicants Must:

  • Be a current undergraduate freshman, sophomore, or junior from an accredited institution
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident
  • Be Pell-eligible
  • Submit a complete application no later than February 1

Award Details

  • Co-sponsored by CIEE, the Government of Ireland, and the African American Irish Diaspora Network, the program award covers the full program cost, airfare, housing, field trips, and an academic course taught by CIEE. Meals and recreational activities are not covered.
  • Ten (10) students will be selected.
  • After the program, Douglass-O’Connell Global Interns commit to sharing their international internship experience with their campus community to promote the power of international education and encourage peers to study or intern abroad.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.