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.

Summer 2014 Shepherd interns have already been selected. Check back in fall 2014 for Summer 2015 internships.

Internships are available in Birmingham Alabama, Helena Arkansas, Marvell Arkansas, Atlanta Georgia, London Kentucky, Boston Massachusetts, Baltimore Maryland, Chester Pennsylvania, New York New York, Navajo Reservation in Arizona, Charleston West Virginia, Austin Texas, Richmond Virginia, and Lexington Virginia.