Dear SHECP 2020 Summer Interns:

Congratulations again on your selection to participate in our summer internship program. Amy DeHart is in her final days of intern calls and will be sending you a matching email on or before April 1st.

In the meantime, we wanted to let you know that we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments and how those might affect our summer plans. While it is still too early to tell exactly what disruptions the virus may cause, we are reviewing the situation daily and working hard to develop contingency plans in the event that those become necessary to implement.

Our Opening Conference begins on June 5th at Marymount University near Washington, DC. We are hopeful that COVID-19 will be under control and on the decline by that time, and that June date gives us plenty of time to make and execute alternative plans should we need to do so.

We look forward to seeing you at Marymount in June, and we will be in continual contact with you over the next few weeks to keep you informed of any changes to the schedule or the 2020 summer program. We will be keeping an optimistic outlook over the coming weeks, and we hope that you do as well.

Regardless of our optimistic view, as the situation continues to evolve and the internship approaches, SHECP will evaluate conditions with an eye toward prioritizing the health and safety of our interns and the responsibility we hold as an organization to contain further outbreaks.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the program, please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected]shepherdconsortium.org. You may also contact our Academic Director, Dr. Stephanie Rolph at [email protected]org, or our Internship Director, Amy DeHart, at [email protected]org.

All best wishes,

Jim Langford, Executive Director
SHECP

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