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Out of Warfare, a Glimmer of Hope

February 23rd, 2018|

When I was 22 years old I found myself off the coast of Somalia, specifically Mogadishu, on my first ship, USS Harlan County (LST 1196), named after the eponymous county in Kentucky. What particularly stunned [...]

SHECP Alum Awarded Internship at Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

February 23rd, 2018|

When Ash Smith selected the University of Notre Dame for her undergraduate education, she knew what she was choosing. “I really wanted to go somewhere that shared the kind of mission and values that I [...]

A Summer Joining Lives

February 21st, 2018|

I was one of two interns at REMERGE in Atlanta, Georgia, last summer. The REMERGE community sparked within me a deep love of reconciliation, what REMERGE calls “joined lives.” It is almost necessary for you [...]

Impoverished & Incarcerated: The Poor and the Criminal Justice System

February 13th, 2018|

“All are presumed innocent until proven guilty” is a phrase commonly employed when articulating the principles of the American criminal justice system. Unfortunately, reality falls short of this idealistic statement. I spent this summer interning [...]

JOB OPENING at a SHECP Member College:
The Office of Student Development at Lynchburg College in Virginia is excited to announce the expansion of its service and community involvement programming. We are seeking a Coordinator for the Bonner Program for the 2018-19 academic year. The Coordinator of the Bonner Program will provide leadership and day-to-day management the Bonner Program.
For priority consideration, please apply by Friday, April 20th. To apply, please submit a resume, College employment application form, and 3 business references, addressed to: Human Resources, Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501, email HumanResources@lynchburg.edu. EOE. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with a multicultural and diverse student body.
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Congratulations, 2018 SHECP Intern Cohort. All 128 undergraduate interns have confirmed a match. Students are working with their mentors to develop a Community Learning Agreement. This process is important so that /mentor and student align their expectations and the internship is valuable from first day to last. ... See MoreSee Less


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Student Testimonials

This opportunity truly changed my outlook on addiction and poverty in society. I have seen poverty abroad and I have seen poverty in America, but this internship really helped me look at the reasons for how people could become entrenched in a cycle of poverty.

Reny Matthew, Baylor University

During my time at Youth Force, I truly understood the impacts of grassroots campaigns. In a room of teenagers, I was standing around those who are effectively pressuring state government to change their stances on many vital issues.

Andre Ware, Niagara University

My summer as a Shepherd Intern was a great opportunity for me to live out Notre Dame’s poverty studies minor; I learned so much about health insurance and health access in low-income communities and how I hope to practice medicine in the future.

Rachel Tullio, University of Notre Dame

Working with LIFT-Philadelphia personalized the issues of poverty and inequality for me. I couldn’t have fully learned the facts of these issues without having met some of the people who live them every day. Knowing their stories has made me determined to make a difference.

Morgan Whitehead, Centre College