2022 Summer Internship Programming Announcement

Updated: Oct 15

We are only weeks away from launching another year of the SHECP 2022 Summer Internship Program! This summer, we will be exploring the theme, “Poverty & Place,” where place takes on many meanings, including our living situations, neighborhoods, public spaces, environment, and broader communities. The distinct circumstances of each person shape how they experience poverty and contextualize how we understand the causes and consequences of poverty as well as the most effective ways to address these different spheres.


We are pleased to announce the return of in-person summer internships and living cohorts. Programming will begin with the 2022 Frueauff Virtual Opening Conference on June 2, featuring several panels and a keynote presented by Dr. Olugbenga Ajilore, senior advisor in the Office of the Undersecretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who will share his insight during the session, “What does it mean to center equity at the USDA?”


We invite the SHECP community to register and attend the keynote session. Click here to learn more and register for the keynote>>


SHECP 2022 Summer Interns will begin their 8-week internship on June 6, branching out across 14 different locations across the U.S. to work with SHECP community partners, learn from experts in the field and deepen their understanding of the impact of anti-poverty work.

Throughout the summer program, interns will continue to explore “Poverty & Place” through our Practitioner Insights Events, featuring various partners and supporters, and our Professional Insights Events, featuring SHECP alums. We will conclude the program with the 2022 Frueauff Virtual Symposium and Closing Conference on July 29, which will include intern reflections and other speakers.


This rich and dynamic programming would not be possible without the generosity and support of community partners, staff and faculty of SHECP member institutions, and alumni and friends of SHECP.  Thank you all for your continued support of our mission!

Tim Diette – Executive Director