Iveagh Fellowship Programme: Applications now open

Current students of UCD Sutherland School of Law are encouraged to apply for this prestigious fellowship programme which supports Irish students to identify and participate in high-quality internships in international policy organisations.  

The Department of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with Saothar are seeking applications for the  Iveagh Fellowship Programme.

  • Fellows will be awarded €5,000 and mentorship support to help secure internships at internationally recognised organizations. 
  • The Fellowship is targeted at students in the arts and humanities, social sciences and Law.
  • UCD can nominate two students for the Fellowship. 
  • All applications must be made through the designated UCD liaison: sophie.carey@ucd.ie
  • Closing date: Thursday 17th Feb

For more information and application details: https://ucd.careercentre.me/u/dgf5ptqi

About the Iveagh Fellowship Programme:

Fellows will be awarded €5,000 and will be assigned a mentor who will advise them on their internship search strategy. Fellows will not be directly placed in organisations by the programme and are responsible for identifying and securing their own internships. Funding will be transferred to fellows upon successfully securing an internship. Internships must last at least 8 weeks.  Given ongoing disruptions due to COVID-19, successful candidates will be afforded flexibility in securing their internships.
The Fellowship is intended to support students interested in careers in international policy, including work in international development, human rights, and humanitarian work. Fellows are encouraged to actively seek out opportunities in these areas by applying to internship programmes and reaching out directly to organisations’ staff to learn about opportunities. Fellowship funds cannot be used to support internships in profitmaking institutions except in exceptional circumstances and only where a clear public good can be demonstrated. The Department of Foreign Affairs must approve of all internships before transferring funds. 

Those applying for awards must be all of the following at the time of application:

    • Irish citizens
    • Enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or master’s degree programme in an Irish university
  • People who receive university accreditation for internships are encouraged to apply.
  • In awarding Fellowships, the Expert Panel will take into consideration a broad set of candidates’ qualities. These include:
    • Genuine interest in pursuing a career in policy and/or policy research, as demonstrated by previous work experience, extra-curricular activities or other experiences.
    • Evidence of taking initiative in professional, academic, or extracurricular work, detailed in the candidate’s CV or statement of purpose.
    • Demonstrated teamwork skills and ability to work collaboratively, as indicated by past academic, professional or voluntary experiences.
    • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively.
    • Comprehensive writing and editing skills.
    • Track-record of academic excellence, supported by a reference letter from an academic faculty member.
    • Candidates might wish to include any experience with statistical software

How to Apply:

Review the application process in link above

Submit your application by email to Sophie.carey@ucd.ie

Clearly state in the email title: Iveagh Fellowship Programme (Your Name) 

Submit before Thursday 17th February at 1pm.

Successful nominees should expect to hear back by 1st April 2022.