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    Ke'Aun Dent ’25 selected for the 2024 Frederick Douglass-Daniel O’Connell Global Internship program

    March 22, 2024

    We are thrilled to announce that Morehouse College junior Ke'Aun Dent has been chosen for the esteemed 2024 Frederick Douglass-Daniel O'Connell Global Internship program. This incredible opportunity will see Ke'Aun embarking on an eight-week journey to Dublin, Ireland, where he will engage in a unique blend of academic study and real-world work experience.

    The Frederick Douglass-Daniel O'Connell Global Internship Program is a beacon of collaboration between Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs, the African American Irish Diaspora Network (AAIDN), and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). This initiative is designed to pay homage to two iconic leaders, Frederick Douglass and Daniel O'Connell, whose legacies resonate deeply in freedom, equality, social justice, and economic mobility.

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    Ke'Aun's selection for this prestigious program is a testament to his exceptional abilities and potential. Competing against a pool of outstanding candidates, Ke'Aun emerged as a deserving recipient of full funding for his internship placement, academic coursework, housing, airfare, and a living stipend. This comprehensive support ensures that he can fully immerse himself in this life-changing experience without financial constraints.

    Reflecting on the caliber of this program, it's remarkable to note the experiences of the previous cohort. They had the privilege of engaging with Sabina Higgins, the First Lady of Ireland, participating in unveiling a groundbreaking statue of Frederick Douglass - the first of its kind in Europe- and concluding their program with a memorable celebration at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Dublin.

    With Ke'Aun among its ranks, this year's cohort is poised to build upon this legacy of excellence and exploration. As Ke'Aun prepares to embark on this transformative journey, we extend our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for a fulfilling and enriching experience.The Frederick Douglass-Daniel O'Connell Global Internship Program represents far more than an opportunity for international exposure; it is a platform for personal and professional growth, cultural exchange, and lifelong connections. Ke'Aun's participation reflects positively on himself and Morehouse College, affirming our commitment to nurturing global citizens and leaders of tomorrow.


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