Internship are available to students enrolled in one of two dozen member-schools of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP).
Eligibility requirements include:
In order to complete the application you will need to fill in all required fields and upload a professional resume. Additionally, a signed letter of recommendation on your behalf by a current or former employer, professor, or coach, or someone else who has worked with you closely, needs to be emailed to SHECP.
The letter, resume, and application will be used in assessing your application and will also be shared externally with the agency to which you will be recommended.
Partially completed applications can be saved for 30 days for future sessions.
Upon submitting the completed application, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email confirmation, your application has not been received. Please contact SHECP immediately to trouble shoot.
Once submitted, your application will be received by your college/university internship director who will contact you to set up an in-person interview.
Application deadlines at each university vary, so please check with your institution. Some deadlines occur as early as mid-October, and latest date for any application is Sunday, January 12. Please contact the internship director at your institution for the exact date and any other college-specific application requirements.
To complete your application, upload a professional resume.
A letter of recommendation from a professor or supervisor is also required.
If accepted to the program, the resume, letter of recommendation, and some essays will be shared with the agency supervisor an organization with which you may be matched.
Upon completion of this page, you will receive a copy of your application to the email address provided in your application. If you do not receive a copy, immediately notify Amy DeHart at email@example.com.
Your application will also be emailed to your college internship director and the SHECP Internship Director.
You will be contacted by your college internship director to set up a personal interview on campus.
If offered a position in the internship program, you will need to accept or decline the offer. If you accept the offer, you must complete a 2020 Participation Agreement and a W-9 Form.
Once you have accepted the offer, you will register as a SHECP Intern to provide more details about your goals and preferences and to verify your understanding of your commitment.
The following step is to have a meeting or phone call with SHECP staff to discuss possible placement options. Together, you will draw up a list of five possible internships in four different locations where you would like to volunteer.
You will be notified of your internship placement match by April 1, 2019. You will then contact the agency supervisor for a phone interview to confirm if the match is supported by both intern and agency.