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Virtual Events

Internship Academy

The 2023 Internship Academy will run May 30th to June 1st. Interns will complete online asynchronous training modules and living cohorts will have an opportunity to meet each other and talk with Lia Brooke, director of internships. In addition, we will have two general sessions that everyone is welcome to attend on Thursday June 1st from 10am to 12:15pm ET. We will begin with an address from Dr. Jennifer Sherman, Professor of Sociology at Washington State University and President Elect of the Rural Sociological Society. At 11:15am we will be joined by a panel of community leaders from Shamokin, Pennsylvania to learn about their collaborative revitalization efforts in their community. Learn more and register>>

2022 Keynote – Centering Equity at the USDA by Dr. Olugbenga Ajilore

2021 Keynote – Practicing Equity at the Intersection of Race & Poverty 

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2020 Keynote events

Pedagogy & Practice

Pedagogy & Practice events are designed to facilitate collaboration and sharing of best practices across SHECP Member Schools. The focus of each event is chosen by consortium members and topic examples include how to prepare students for their summer internship, opportunities for undergraduate research, engaging program alumni as mentors for current students, and how students share their experience with the community, integrate the work into capstone courses or research, or reflect together when they return to campus.

Practitioner Insights

The Practitioner Insights series provide an opportunity for summer interns and all members of the SHECP community to hear from innovative and dynamic leaders doing anti-poverty work.

Summer 2023 events (details coming soon)

Summer 2022 events

Springboard Events

SHECP Springboard events are designed to begin a conversation with a virtual, Consortium-wide webinar designed to provide background on a topic and introduce unique perspectives. Individuals are then encouraged to continue the conversation within the own classroom or community. For each event, SHECP provides several questions or prompts as one way to continue the conversation.​

Language & Poverty event – a discussion about how the language surrounding poverty influences and complicates our daily work and is addressed in various fields of study

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