Since 2005, Middlebury College has participated in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty to support students in summer internships with agencies that seek to work alongside vulnerable populations.

SHECP 2021 Summer Internship Program: Practicing Equity at the Intersection of Race & Poverty
Learn more about the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

Middlebury College is one of over twenty member institutions of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the proliferation of poverty studies programs at colleges and universities in the U.S.

How It Works

Internships are available to non-graduating Middlebury students and are located in urban and rural settings throughout the United States with agencies that serve in educational, healthcare, legal, housing, social and economic capacities for the needs of individuals and their communities.

  • Full time, 8-week internships includes housing and a modest living allowance provided, along with a $1500 internship stipend and $500 travel award.
  • Participation in the Opening and Closing Conferences is included.
  • Expenses related to conferences and internship participation (e.g., food, housing, internship-related transportation, etc.) are covered by Middlebury College.

Application Process

The application period for summer 2021 is now closed.


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Center for Community Engagement
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-3580