Alan Jones has been selected to represent Bowen as its 2014 intern for the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, of which Bowen is a member. The Consortium seeks to prepare undergraduates and professional students for a lifetime of work and civic participation to reduce the persistently high level of poverty in the United States.
One of the Consortiumâ€™s activities is the Shepherd Internship Program, which is administered by Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. The internship unites students with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society. Alan will be working with Legal Aid of Arkansas in Helena.
His first step will be orientation at Washington and Lee. He will then live and work in Helena from June 9 through August 1, assisting community members in need of legal assistance. At the conclusion of the program, Alan will return to Washington and Lee for a closing conference during which he will meet other students who have completed their internships.
Shepherd interns receive a stipend of $5,000.Â