Thank you for your interest in applying to be a SHECP Intern!
In order to complete the application you will need to fill in all required fields including: at least five internships of interest and uploading a professional resume. These five internships need to be in at least three different geographic locations. To view internships, use the internship database at the SHECP website.
Additionally, a letter of recommendation needs to be emailed to SHECP on your behalf by an employer, professor, coach, or someone else who has worked with you closely.
The letter, resume, and application will be used in assessing your application and will also be shared externally with the agency to which you are recommended.
Partially completed applications can be saved for 30 days for future sessions.
Upon submitting the completed application, you will receive a confirmation email. Additionally, your application will be received by your college’s internship director and the SHECP internship director. Your internship director will contact you to set up an interview.
Application deadlines at each university vary, but typically the latest date is January 15. Please contact the internship director at your institution for the exact date and additional information.
SHECP Internship Program serves member-schools of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP).
Eligibility requirements include:
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 at the organization where you are eventually placed.
Typically, more than 75 per cent of interns commute to work via public transportation. About ten of 150 available internships require the intern to have a vehicle. .
For planning purposes, it it is helpful to know who may drive a personal vehicle this summer. Your answers to these questions have no baring on your acceptance to the program, nor do they indicate a commitment to drive.
SHECP staff will coordinate and pay your travel from the Opening Conference in Arlington, VA to your internship location; and will arrange your transportation to the closing conference and symposium.
For planning purposes, please answer the following questions. Your responses will NOT affect the status of your application.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Once you have accepting the offer, you will have a meeting or phone call with SHECP Staff to discuss placement options. Together, you will draw up a final list of five possible internships 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 it’s a good match for you and the agency.