Program Information for Law School
Internship dates: Range based on placement (8-12 weeks in the summer)
Application Deadline: February12, 2018
- 1L & 2L law students
Complete the online application and upload the application packet.
The application packet includes:
- Online application
- Identify intenrship you've secured or applied to and wish to fund, OR select internships from SHECP database
- Resume (upload)
- Additional information required off-line:
- Campus Interview
- One letter of recommendation
- Letters are e-mailed directly to Amy DeHart (email@example.com)
- Letters are to be addressed to "Interview Committee Members"
- Letters may address academic competency, level of maturity, opinion regarding readiness for a challenging, independent, professional learning experience
- Internships offered through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty
- Recommended: Meet with Fran Elrod to discuss internships available to law students
- Some, but not all, internships require an additional application directly to the agency
- Resume and letter of recommendation submitted to the agency by SHECP office
- Student and agency introduced via email
- Phone interview conducted to confirm placement
- Internship secured outside Shepherd Program offerings
- Recommended: Communicate internship with Shepherd staff in order to confirm it qualifies as a poverty internship. Client contact in a disadvantaged citizens is paramount
- Indicate the pending or secured internship(s) on the Shepherd Internship Application
- Encouraged: Participation in the opening conference if it does not interfere with the internship and if transportation is not cost prohibitive
- Strongly Encouraged: Participation in the closing conference and symposium
- All interns, including law students, take part in a panel discussion or individual presentation at the Closing Conference
- Work full-time during designated internship dates (8-12 weeks)
- Encouraged: Participate in a mid-summer check-in which involves a conference call or meeting with a SHECP supervisor and interns in your geographic location for a check in mid-summer.
- Required: Assess your internship experience by participating in an on-line survey.
- Strongly Encouraged to:
- Keep a journal about their experience (some schools require)
- Submit an informative essay about their internship and what they learned about poverty and themselves to the Consortium Program Director for review and possible posting on the SHECP website.
- Complete eligibility paperwork for the Federal Work Study Program through the Financial Aid office.
- 2017 & 2018 FAFSA
- Internship Description
- Contact Miranda Edwards for details (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Submit timesheets every two weeks for payment
- The hourly rate in 2017 was $12/hour
- The Shepherd Program will contribute towards travel costs to the Shepherd conferences