John Carroll University has joined the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP), a consortium of institutions dedicated to initiating and advancing sustained curricular and co-curricular education focused on poverty and human capability in order to prepare students for a lifetime of professional service and civic efforts to diminish poverty and enhance human capability.

Interns will be matched with community organizations whose missions address poverty in regional and national settings. Through these internships, students will increase their knowledge about poverty, its human and social costs, and ways they can act with and on behalf of the poor. Agencies represent many fields of interest including education, healthcare, legal services, housing, social and economic needs, and community–building efforts.

The application period for Summer 2015 internships is now closed. The Summer 2016 application period will open in Fall 2015.

Summer 2015 internships were available in Phillips County, Arkansas; Navajo Reservation, Arizona; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Camden, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; New York City; Chester, Pennsylvania; Austin, Texas; Lebanon, Lexington, and Richmond, Virginia; Washington D.C.; and Charleston and Fayetteville, West Virginia.