While most college students took a break from the books over the summer, Bo Garfinkel, of Greenwood Village, spent eight weeks interning for the House of Ruth Maryland, a nonprofit in Baltimore that provides legal aid to victims of domestic violence.
Currently attending Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., Garfinkel was one of 121 students selected for the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty’s (SHECP) 2019 Internship Program. Students accepted for the program live and work with fellow interns in impoverished communities across the country. Beyond providing valuable support to their assigned agencies, SHECP interns gain a greater understanding of the root causes and consequences of poverty in a wide range of disciplines.
“The SHECP internship was a unique opportunity to pursue my passion for justice at the intersection of poverty, while also getting experience in the legal field,” said Garfinkel.
Garfinkel is a 2018 graduate of Cherry Creek High School. Garfinkel is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in politics, sociology and anthropology, and expects to graduate in 2022.
To learn more about SHECP and its internship program, visit shepherdconsortium.org.
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