National Shepherd Privilege & Poverty Internship

SHECP National Interns


Since 2005, Middlebury College has participated in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty to support students in 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 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.

  • Full time, 8-week internships with housing and a modest living allowance provided, along with a $1500 internship stipend and $500 travel award
  • Participation in the Opening and Closing Conferences.
  • Expenses related to conferences and internship participation (e.g., food, housing, internship-related transportation, etc.) covered by Middlebury College
  • SHECP Internship Info PowerPoint

Check out the FAQ’s here and possible internships here!

*NOTE: Applying for the Privilege & Poverty National Internship is a TWO-STEP process. You must apply both through Handshake and through SHECP.

Applications open on October 15th, and the Middlebury application deadline for summer is January 15th.