SSLP Application and Placement Process

How to apply and find a placement in the SSLP

We appreciate your interest in the Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP), an eight-week immersion within a three-credit S/U course in theology (THEO33936) entitled "Kinship on the Margins." 

The application for the 2018 SSLP is now closed. The application for the 2019 SSLP will open on November 1, 2018.

Requirements to Participate 
  • Previous service experience, academic good standing, availability for eight consecutive weeks during summer, and registering for the course.
Tips for Applying
  • Sites fill quickly so the earlier you apply, the better chance of being placed at a site that interests you. To search for sites that might be a good match, we recommend that you use the SSLP Directory by filtering via social issue, state, city, dates, and/or car requirement (transportation). When you apply, you will be asked to identify a social issue that interests you and/or to select two possible sites of interest. 
Interview Process
  • You will receive an email invitation to interview from Emily Garvey, usually within one to three days of your submitting your application. Interviews take place in Geddes Hall and last approximately 45 minutes. 
Placement Meeting
  • After the interview, if you are accepted into the next stage of the process, you will receive an invitation to the placement meeting. The invitation will include a list of sites that might still be available for your consideration. These meetings last 60 minutes and entail learning more about the sites that are of interest. Attending a placement meeting does not guarantee an offer of a SSLP site.  
Contract Signing
  • If you are offered a site placement, you have five days to accept or decline the offer. If you accept, you will sign up for a 45-minute contract signing appointment. At this appointment, you will sign a contract affirming that you meet all the requirements, are 100% committed to the SSLP, and are not waiting on any other offers, internships, programs, etc. 

Contact Emily Garvey, Summer Service Learning Program Assistant Director