Accepted Interns


Prior to the Internship

By February 14:

  • Accept the offer to participate
  • Submit an executed Assumption of Risk form to your institutional contact 
  • Sign-up for a phone or in-person meeting with Fran Elrod through W&L's online classroom program, Sakai  **Instructions to access Sakai will be emailed directly to students OR students will be given access to a Google Hangout site.
  • Mail AmeriCorps Enrollment Form and supplemental documents to Fran Elrod.  See AmeriCorps page for detailed information.
  • Connect with other Shepherd interns on Facebook  

February 14 - March 7:

  • Phone/in-person meeting with Fran Elrod to finalize top 3 internship choices  

March 10-28:  

  • Student receives email notification of internship placement
  • Student immediately contacts the designated agency contact (listed on the online internship description) to set up a phone interview
  • Notify SIP Office staff when the interview is complete

May 15:

  • In conversation with the agency mentor, draft a Community Learning Agreement
May 31 (W&L only):
  • Attend pre-orientation session with Career Services and SP staff

Additional activities prior to June:

  • Tavel: In consultation with your school contact person, make travel arrangements for the first and last legs of travel this summer (e.g. to the opening conference and home following the closing conference)
  • Map your commute to work
  • Communicate with interns assigned to the same city (find each other on FB)
  • Paticipate in pre-orientation activities planned by your institution for the Shepherd Program

Program Dates

Friday, June 5, 3:00pm- 8:00pm          Opening conference at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia
Saturday, June 6, 8:30am-8:00pm       Opening Conference 
Sunday, June 7                                      Travel to internship city and check into summer housing
Monday, June 8 - Friday, July 31         Internship
Saturday, August 1                                Check-in for closing conference in Lexington, Virginia
Sunday*, August 2, 8:30-8:00pm           Closing Conference
Monday*, August 3: 8:30am-2:00pm     Poverty Symposium

*Programs for the closing conference and symposium may be switched.