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: identifying three work-areas and three internships of interest, and uploading a professional resume. To view internships, use the internship database at the SHECP website.
Additionally, a letter of recommendation to be submitted 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 coordinator. Your internship director will contact you to set up an interview.
Application deadlines at each university vary, but typically the latest date is January 17. Please contact the internship director at your institution for the exact date and additional information.
To download application directions click "How to Apply." Click "Next" to proceed with the application.
Thank you for applying for a SHECP Internship, a program designed to serve members of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP).
Eligibility requirements include:
Please let us know the professional area(s) that most interest you and highlight placements in that area that peak your interest. This will help you review and understand the diverse internship offerings and allow us to understand your interests. You may highlight the same area of professional interest three times or express your broad range of interests by selecting two or three different areas. Please highlight a total of at least five placements. These must be in at least two different geographic locations. Thank you!
In this section of the application, share your interest areas, specific internships that appeal to you, and an explanation. Please indicate more than one area of interest. You are not committing to nor guaranteed an internship at this point, but merely indicating your current preferences.
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.
Most interns commute to work via public transportation, but some internship require a vehicle. Also, SHECP relies in part on student drivers to travel from the opening conference to the internship locations and from the internship to the closing conference. So, it is helpful to us to know who has access to a vehicle this summer and how likely you might be to drive it. Your answers to these questions have no baring on your acceptance to the program, nor do they indicate a commitment to drive.
The SHECP Internship Program staff will coordinate your travel from the opening conference in Arlington, VA to your internship location; and will arrange your transportation to Lexington, VA for the closing conference and symposium.
Students with their own vehicles are encouraged to use them, although not required to by this program. However, some internships require that the student have transportation – those agencies note this preference on its internship description located on the SHECP website. Additionally, there are rural locations that require at least some students who are willing to drive themselves, and other interns without cars, to work, the grocery store, etc.
For planning purposes, please answer the following questions. Your responses will NOT affect the status of your application.
Thank you for applying to the SHECP Internship Program. 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, notify Amy DeHart at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Your application will be received by the designee at your institution and the SHECP Internship Program director after which you will be contacted by a representative at your school to schedule your interview.
If offered a position in the program, you will need to accept or decline the offer.
Once accepting an offer for to the general program, you will have a meeting (conference call or in-person) with Fran Elrod or Amy DeHart, to discuss placement ideas. Together, a final list of up to three possible internships will be established.
In March, you will be notified of your internship placement, at which time you will contact the agency mentor for a phone interview to confirm it’s a good match.