All students complete an internship after their Introduction to Poverty Studies course and before they complete their capstone. This internship can be fulfilled in the following ways:

Option A: summer internship through Shepherd Consortium (1-4 credits)

Students who complete a Shepherd summer internship will satisfy the internship requirement for the PSJ minor even if they do not elect to pay the additional tuition fees to receive academic credit for the internship. Since the value of the internship is in the experience, the credit is not essential for the minor. Students who wish to receive academic credit for the Shepherd summer internship may pay the additional fees required for tuition and receive credit. Financial assistance is available for students who qualify and is part of the internship application.

Option B: semester internship/practicum (required for major/approved for PSJ)
Students in majors where there is a required internship or practicum (e.g. communications, education, human service studies) may use their existing required internship to fulfill this requirement. Students must select internship sites that are approved for the PSJ minor in order for these to count toward the minor.

Option C: PSJ 481 – Poverty and Social Justice semester internship (1-4 credits)
Students may elect to take between 1-4 hours of internship credit during the fall, winter, or spring semester in sites that are approved for the PSJ minor.