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Douglass-O’Connell Global Internship

Source: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Formerly the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, the program pays tribute to Frederick Douglass’ transformative experience visiting Ireland more than 175 years ago. Interns will spend June 14-August 10, 2024 participating in a work placement in an Irish organization and receiving academic credit while participating in a special exploration of the influence Daniel O’Connell had on Frederick Douglass. The award covers the full program cost, airfare, housing, field trips, and an academic course taught by CIEE. Meals and recreational activities are not covered. Applicants must be a current freshman, sophomore, or junior from an accredited institution, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident. Pell-eligible preferred (not required).


  • Be a current undergraduate freshman, sophomore or junior
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident
  • Identify as an ethnicity typically underrepresented on study abroad programs (e.g. American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander).
  • Submit a complete application no later than February 14

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The Douglass-O'Connell Global Internship Program honors the legacy of the abolitionist and statesman with a fully funded summer study abroad program for students of color who exemplify leadership, social justice, agitation for positive change and cross-cultural understanding.