Sr. Seton Cunneen ’65 Summer Service Fellowship

The Sr. Seton Cunneen ’65 Summer Service Fellowship (Cunneen Fellowship) was established in 1996 to honor the work and commitment of Sr. Seton Cunneen SND ’65, former Campus Minister and faculty member at Trinity. Funded by the Maurice R. Robinson Foundation, the Cunneen Fellowship offers Trinity students the opportunity to participate in a paid ten-week community service internship as a way of exploring social issues and making a commitment to serve the good of the community.

Summer 2024 Application Process

  • Attend an Information Meeting with Sr. Ann Howard 
  • Submit the following materials to the Campus Ministry Office (Main 224) no later than Tuesday March 19, 2024 for consideration for the Summer 2024 fellowship:
    • Cunneen Fellowship Summer 2024 Application (available at the information session – January 31, Payden – and outside Campus Ministry office)
    • Essay response to the questions included on the application
    • Current resume (include work, co-curricular and service activities)
  • Submit at least One letter of recommendation – from a Trinity faculty or staff member
  • Allow time for the Cunneen Committee to meet and evaluate applications.
  • Receive final notification from selection committee by April 16, 2024.

Participant Criteria

Participant Criteria:  Any full-time CAS student who will graduate no earlier than Spring 2025 and are in good disciplinary and academic standing (minimum 3.2 GPA) are invited to apply.

Placement Site Criteria: Applicants may choose from but are not limited to any number of non-profit organizations in DC/MD/VA region. 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, 10 week commitment, inclusive of Fridays as reflection days. 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: $4,500 for the 10-week internship.

For more information on this opportunity or to pick up an Cunneen Fellowship Application Summer 2024, please contact Campus Ministry  at (202) 884-9608.

Please see a list of past Fellows at:

I. Islas Castillejo Summer 2023

K. Nunez-Perez Summer 2022

O. Ayodeji Summer 2022

Summer 2019 Cunneen Fellows in Downtown DC!