Shepherd Scholars Poverty Internships
As a member institution of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, Baylor University offers funding for undergraduate students to work in internships throughout the United States with organizations that serve with and among people experiencing material poverty. Housed within the Office of Engaged Learning, the Shepherd Poverty Scholars program selects several undergraduate students each year to participate in a Shepherd Internship. SHECP Scholars learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for eight weeks alongside people and organizations that align with their professional interests—in healthcare, law, ministry, or economic and community development, for example—to help improve communities and empower people struggling under the weight of poverty.
This fully-funded internship allows Scholars to live in community with other interns in cities across the US. In addition to the requirements of the Baylor Summer Fellows Program, SHECP interns participate in:
- An Internship Academy May 28-31,
- An on-site internship June 3 - July 6.
- Practitioner Insights events for professional development
- The SHECP Annual Conference in Atlanta in late July
Example placements for the internship include the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH; the Virginia Department of Health in Richmond; Public Defender Services for the District of Columbia in Washington D.C.; The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson; New American Pathways in Atlanta, Georgia; and Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in Camden, NJ.
Continuing undergraduate students at Baylor are eligible to apply. Applications are due by December 5th, 2023.
For more information please contact:
Dr. Andrew Hogue