Accepted Interns


Prior to the Internship

By February 14:

  • Accept the offer letter and return the Participation Agreement 
  • 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:

  • Meet with Fran Elrod to finalize top three internship preferences. 

Late March:

  •  Attend pre-orientation session(s) with SP staff and Career Development Office

By April 17:  

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

By 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 2, 3-8 pm                         Conference check-in at Marymount University in Arlington, VA
Friday & Saturday, June 2-3                Opening Conference 
Sunday, June 4                                     Travel to internship city and check into housing
Monday, June 5 - Friday, July 28         Internship
Friday, July 28                                       Check-in at W&L 
Saturday & Monday, July 30-31           Conference check-in Closing Conference & Symposium