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Cunneen Fellowship,’17 Application

Sr. Seton Cunneen, S.N.D.

 Summer Fellowship/Internship Program,’17

The Sr. Seton Cunneen, S.N.D. Summer Service Fellowship/Internship was established in 1996 to honor the work and commitment of Sr. Seton Cunneen S.N.D.’65, former Campus Minister and faculty member at Trinity. Funded by the Maurice R. Robinson Foundation, the program provides Trinity students with the opportunity to participate in a ten-week community service paid internship.

All CAS full-time students in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.2) are invited to apply.  Attendance at one Information Meeting is required for anyone interested in applying.

Application Process: Interested students should submit the following materials to the Office of Campus Ministry (Main 219) no later than March 14, 2017 for consideration for Summer 2017:

–         application form (available in the Office of Campus Ministry or online)

–         a proposal (600 – 700 word essay) that identifies the placement site (contact information and description of the mission/work) and articulates the student’s activities over the 10 week period. Include knowledge and insights the student hopes to gain from the experience and how it relates to her academic learning.

–         current resume (include work, co-curricular and service activities)

–         two letters of recommendation – one must be from a Trinity faculty member

–         a letter of support/commitment from the agency

Placement Site Criteria: Applicants may choose from but are not limited to any number of Trinity’s community partners. Applicants may choose an organization in an interest area such as poverty, domestic violence, political/human rights and trafficking, community development, etc. The internship is a 40 hour, per week, 10week commitment. As such, it must be with an organization that can provide the Cunneen Fellow significant contact with members of agency staff and the community served, as well as exposure to larger social issues. The placement site is expected to provide orientation, on-going direction and supervision for the Fellow. All placement sites must operate in keeping with the principles of Catholic Social Teaching: human dignity, right to participation, human rights and responsibilities, solidarity, preferential option for the poor, etc., and be approved by Trinity’s Director of Campus Ministry.

Award: $3,000 for the 10-week internship.

For more information on this opportunity or to pick up an Cunneen Fellowship Application Summer 2017, please contact Campus Ministry if you wish to volunteer. or (202) 884-9608.


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