Juniata students interested in community engagement spend their summers, school breaks,
or semesters interning at Pennsylvania-based organizations and in settings across
the world. No matter where they work, they make a difference by taking supportive
Juniata community values wherever they go.
- JEWISH Family & Children Services
- 2017 Fulbright Fellow
- Savannah Parson '18
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Resettlement and Placement Intern
- "There were days when I was completely energized by this work, and others where it
took everything out of me—but at the end of the day, the words and looks of gratitude
and true appreciation from both clients and my supervisor made it beyond worth it."
- Read More about Savannah
- Child Family Health International
- 2017 Gilman Scholarship
- Jessica Zavadak '18
- Arusha, Tanzania, West Africa
- Medical Shadow and Community Development Intern
- "I want to empower communities in their ability to develop a health care system centered
on their communities needs while utilizing their strengths to facilitate these improvements."
- Read More about Jessica
“My favorite aspects of the internship, was being able to grow and learn from an environment
that was far different from mine."
-Daisie Rodriguez '18 Harlem Children's Zone Intern
After joining the 24-member Shepherd Consortium of Higher Education on Poverty in
2017, Juniata chooses five students each summer to work, grow, and intern with Consortium-affiliated
non-profits. Students selected then chose their internship, matching it to their passions
in community engagement.
Check the announcements during early fall for more information about applying to the
program and see past Shepherd internships here.
Start researching and stop by Career Development in QUEST for more community-based internship opportunities, personalized to your interests. Career
Development experts can help you find the right internship, ensure it gets noted on
your transcript, and will help you identify alumni-funded resources for interning.