Application Deadline: Friday, November 7, 2014

Who should apply?

  • Those interested in learning first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the US
  • Those who are prepared for the challenge of a poverty immersion program
  • Those who want to work hard, learn, and be stretched in new ways

How are interns selected?

Current full-time JCU sophomores and juniors students who will be graduating in May 2016 or later will be eligible to apply for Summer 2015 internships this Fall 2014. Applying students must also have completed one of the following courses:

  • First-Year Seminar Poverty and Social Justice
  • PS 261 Child Development
  • BL 260 Poverty and Disease
  • SC 385 Poverty, Welfare and Social Justice in the United States

Applicants will be evaluated on:

  • concern for and understanding about poverty
  • academic record (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0)
  • relevant course work
  • relevant volunteer and/or work experience
  • extracurricular activities (e.g. immersion trips, campus organizations)
  • references from two faculty members

Interns will be compensated for housing and food costs, transportation, paid a small stipend for an eight-week commitment (40 hours/week) during the period from early June to early August.

The internship experience includes participation in two conferences, and opening conference on poverty issues and a closing symposium. Participants commit to being available for the entire time period.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 7, 2014

Click here to access the electronic application.

Click here to download an electronic copy of the reference form. Two completed reference forms must be submitted; references must be JCU faculty and staff members. At least one reference must be from a full-time JCU faculty member who has been your instructor in a course. The second reference may be from a JCU staff member or part-time faculty member.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Maryellen Callanan (AD 32; 397-4698;