summer internship programs such as the Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster
(P&P) local and national internships, and the Middlebury Social Impact
Corps (MISC) experience in Peru, Middlebury students delve into
community-based, experiential internships with diverse organizations across the
U.S. and abroad.
Join a group
of recent interns for the first P&P Monthly Lunch Discussion of the 19-20
academic year as they reflect on their experiences over the course of their
summer work with the intersection between identity, poverty and privilege. The
discussion is also a wonderful opportunity for students interested in applying
for community-based internships to learn more about the programs from student
The third installment of the CCE summer blog series by Connor Wertz ’22 examines student experiences with and reflections on the nexus between poverty and the criminal justice system, through their P&P summer internships.
Join P&P as we discuss the work of the educational justice movement toward dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, and toward building equity and parity in American education. Author, journalist and radio host David Goodman will discuss a new new collection of essays from leaders, activists and thinkers in the educational justice movement.
Advocate for poor, Appalachian communities impacted by extractive industries in the mountains of Virginia?
Help people navigate the legal system and ensure their access to legal representation in a legal clinic in Baltimore?
Work with refugee communities in the Atlanta metro area?
Help ensure local kids have access to nutritious meals, and a little fun, even during the summer school break right here in Addison County?
There are so many great opportunities waiting for you, and we want to make sure you know about them! Visit our Internships page for more information!
The Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster offers funded summer internships with agencies that seek to work alongside vulnerable populations. Internships are available to non-graduating Middlebury students and are located in urban and rural settings here in Addison County and throughout the United States with agencies that serve in educational, healthcare, legal, housing, social and economic capacities for the needs of individuals and their communities.
Applications are now open on Handshake for summer 2019, and the deadline to apply is January 15th, 2018!
Middlebury’s SHECP national interns gathered together with over 100 interns, faculty, and staff from SHECP’s over 20 member institutions for the annual Frueauff Closing Conference and Symposium on Criminal Justice, Poverty, and Race.
Interns shared their experiences from their summer internships with one another during the Closing Conference held at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA.
Keynote speakers at the 2017 SHECP Symposium, held at the Virginia Military Institute’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, include Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University; James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law at Yale University; and Robin Steinberg, Director of the Bronx Defenders. These speakers were joined by Sarah Farmer, Research Faculty and Lecturer at Yale Divinity School. Dr. Farmer, a former Berea College Shepherd Intern, moderated the Panel among the speakers.
Robin Steinberg, public defender and founder of The Bronx Defenders, spoke on “Re-entry for Dignity and a ‘Productive’ Life.” James Forman, Jr., son of a well-known civil rights leader, graduate of Yale Law School, and longtime public defender addressed “Just Prosecution, Defense, and Sentencing.” Paul Butler, a graduate of Harvard Law School and former prosecutor and defense attorney, discussed “Just Policing” which is also the topic of his new book, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.”
The summer 2017 Privilege & Poverty local interns meet weekly at the Center for Community Engagement for breakfast and discussion. Interns begin the summer sharing experiences from their internship, challenges and surprises, misconceptions and frustrations. Throughout the summer, they explore with P&P faculty and staff complicated moral questions related to economic inequality, bringing their internship experiences into the discussion to inform how they think about this complex social problem.
The tradition continues! Our Privilege & Poverty Addison County interns gathered last night with community partners, SHECP national interns based in Vermont, and our colleagues from UVM for a wonderful reflection and discussion. Thank you to Nancy and Katie Shepherd, and Bern Terry for their gracious hospitality and a great evening of conversation and delicious food!
Our Privilege & Poverty national interns attended the SHECP 2017 Frueauff Opening Conference at Marymount University this weekend. This conference began to explore themes of poverty, incarceration and race, which will be the focus of the Closing Conference and Annual Symposium. Additionally, interns engaged in discussions on living and learning environments and cultural humility, getting to know one another before they travel to their internship sites and begin their internships!