Shepherd Poverty Internship

2013 Information

The Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability supports students in summer work with agencies that seek to benefit impoverished members of society. Each summer, approximately fifty students are selected from around the nation to learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for agencies that strengthen impoverished communities and assist poor persons to participate more fully in society. These agencies are located in urban and rural sites throughout the eastern United States, and serve the educational, healthcare, legal, housing, psychological, social, and economic needs of individuals and their communities. Middlebury College has been participating in this internship program since 2005. Each summer Community Engagement works with Career Services and a faculty review committee to select two Middlebury students to attend.

Shepherd Consortium partner, Washington and Lee University, has launched a poverty focused website, onPoverty.org. Here you can talk about writing on issues of social justice, post an article you've written, or read about others' efforts in the fight against poverty.


For more information on these internships view the recruitment PowerPoint, or contact Director Tiffany Nourse Sargent '79.