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 2019 SSLP  is now open.

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

After you submit your application, you will have a chance to sign up for a 45 minute interview, which will take place in Geddes Hall. 

Placement Meeting

If you are accepted into the next stage of the process after the interview, you will receive an invitation to a 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 after your placement meeting, you have five days to accept or decline the offer. If you accept, you will need to 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. 

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Contact Emily Garvey, Assistant Director, SSLP

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Upcoming Events

November 2018

Lecture by Willam Galston
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:30pm
Higgins Alumni Network Lecture
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

December 2018

Information Session: Spring 2019 Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
Pizza, Pop, & Politics
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Information Session: Spring 2019 Social Concerns Seminars
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:00pm

January 2019

Information Session: Spring 2019 Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:00pm

March 2019

Pre-Conference Workshop: Restorative Justice on Catholic Campuses
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:30am to 9:30pm
2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

April 2019

Been & Seen Series
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

June 2019

Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)