Program Contact 

Colonel James Turner PHD '65 
Professor and Chair of Biology 
Science #203A 
Virginia Military Institute 
Lexington, VA 24450 

P: 540-464-7436 
F: 540-464-7047 


Checking Blood PressureEach summer, VMI sponsors cadets to participate in the Shepherd Poverty Internship Program. The Shepherd Poverty Internship Program is hosted through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium of Poverty. The Consortium brings together 100+ interns each year from a number of nationally ranked colleges and universities each summer. During the 8-week internship cadets are able to work with agencies that fit their intellectual and occupational interests to address and learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty. Internship areas of focus include: Education, healthcare, legal services, housing, hunger, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts.

Cadets interested in applying for the Shepherd Poverty Internship should contact Major Hayden in Career Services for application instructions. The deadline to submit interest in this program is 30 November 2015.