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New Business and Society Internship Scholarship launched

  • Date: Thu, Oct 4, 2018

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Earlier this year the Quinn School of Business launched the Business and Society Internship Scholarship, intended to provide financial support to a student who wishes to complete their internship in the voluntary sector.

The scholarship, which is funded by the UCD Quinn School of Business, is open to students registered to the Bachelor of Commerce or BSc Economics and Finance programme and who intend to pursue an internship as part of their undergraduate degree programme during Stage 3.

Clodagh Nash (BSc Economics & Finance, Stage 3) is the inaugural recipient of this scholarship and has chosen to complete her internship in Concern Worldwide working alongside the Director of Finance in their Dublin Office. Clodagh is an excellent candidate who has shown great commitment to her academic studies and a clear understanding of the valuable work completed by organisations such as Concern.

Pictured at the launch of the Business and Society Internship Scholarship in UCD Quinn School of Business are Joe Jennings (Volunteer Coordinator, Concern), Clodagh Nash (Scholarship Recipient) and Ciara O’Neill (Finance Director, Concern).

Speaking at the scholarship launch in July, Dr Maeve Houlihan, Director, UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business, said “At Quinn, we are striving to graduate informed, active, responsible thinkers and doers, individuals with a sense of their capacity to positively affect the world. We believe in the transformative learning potential of real-world experience and the value of working on real world challenges. The Quinn School is delighted to have this opportunity to sponsor Clodagh allowing her the unique opportunity to pursue her interest in the voluntary sector.”

Concern Worldwide were very keen to get involved in this initiative and were looking forward to welcoming Clodagh to their organisation. Ciara O’Neill, Finance Director, Concern Worldwide commented “Concern Worldwide is delighted to partner with UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business in this inaugural internship scholarship. We are very grateful to have been chosen by Clodagh and we look forward to working with her and harnessing her energy and skills. We believe that this is a wonderful opportunity for all and that Clodagh will be a great addition to our busy Finance Team and the wider organisation. In this our 50th year, it is a sobering reality that the work of Concern is needed now more than ever, and we remain committed to tackling extreme poverty in the world’s most forgotten and volatile regions.

Clodagh, who has recently taken up her internship with Concern Worldwide is very excited about the year ahead “I am thrilled with the opportunity I have been given through the Quinn School Business and Society Internship Scholarship. Each day in Concern is extremely varied; by working with all members of the Finance team I am learning so much and enjoying putting the classroom theory in to practice in a workplace environment. It excites me to be working as part of a team making a real worldwide contribution to society.

Students and organisations wishing to be considered for the 2019 Business and Society Internship Scholarship are invited to contact Claire Kingston on 01 716 4756 or email the Quinn School of Business internship office for further information.

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