Accepted Interns


Prior to the Internship

By February 14:

  • Offers made for General Shepherd Program:  Accept the offer to participate in the program and proceed to matching process
  • Offers made for Connolly and Morrison Program: Accept offer to a particular internships and proceed to tasks  
  • Submit a signed Participation Agreement (for travel and health) to your institutional contact 
  • Sign up for a meeting with Fran Elrod through W&L's online classroom program, Sakai  **Instructions to access Sakai will be emailed directly to students.
  • Connect with other Shepherd interns on Facebook  

February 14 - March 7:

  • General Program Participants, meet with Fran Elrod to finalize top three internship preferences
  • Connolly & Morrison Participants
    • Initiate a phone interview with the agency mentor
    • Notify Fran Elrod when interview is complete, confirming a 'match'

Late March:

  •  Attend a pre-orientation session with SP staff and Career Services

By April 1-15 (General Program Participants):  

  • Student receives email notification of internship placement
  • Initiate a phone interview with the agency mentor
  • Notify Fran Elrod when the interview is complete, confirming a 'match'

May 15:

  • In conversation with the agency mentor, draft a Community Learning Agreement to set learning goals and objectives and finalize logistical details pertaining to your internship

Additional activities prior to June:

  • Map your commute to work using google maps or other commuter apps
  • Communicate with interns assigned to the same city (find each other on FB)

Program Dates

Friday, June 3, 3-8 pm          Check-in at Marymount University in Arlington, VA
Friday & Saturday, June 3-4                Opening Conference 
Sunday, June 5                                     Travel to internship city and check into housing
Monday, June 6 - Thursday, July 28   Internship
Friday, July 29                                       Arrive in Atlanta, GA
Saturday & Sunday, July 30-31     Closing Conference & Poverty Symposium