ESCAP Information for Supervisors and Placements

2021 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program

Information for Organizations and Supervisors

The Barton Child Law and Policy Center at Emory University School of Law is preparing for the 2021 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program (ESCAP). The Center is now seeking organizations that would like to host an intern through this program.

To host an intern, please read the Supervisor’s Agreement and submit a completed “Request for Intern” form to the Barton Center. This form must be submitted by October 22, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. to be included in the 2021 ESCAP. The information you submit will be posted to the Barton Center’s website for candidates’ review.

Funding is anticipated for up to ten students through a grant from the Children’s Justice Act (CJA). To the extent possible, Emory University students will be given preference for placements in the Atlanta area. Placements outside the five-county metro-Atlanta area will be equally open to students from any graduate school in the country.

The ESCAP selection committee will facilitate matching students with organizations. Every effort is made to match preferences of both parties, but there is no guarantee that every placement will receive an intern. Organizations will receive from the Barton Center a list of candidates to interview in January. Students making inquiries directly to placements outside of the application process should be referred to Michele Papotto, mpapott(at)emory.edu. 

Below is a preliminary timeline of requirements. These dates are subject to change. Please note the dates on your organization’s calendar that require organization’s/supervisor’s participation in the matching process (in bold).

October 22, 2020 – online “Request for Intern” forms due from organizations. (applications now closed)
• mid-November, 2020 – List of available placements posted on Barton Center website and distributed to other law and graduate schools.
• December 18, 2020 – Student applications due to Barton Center.
• January 2021 – Student finalists and organizations notified of initial matches.
January 19 – 29, 2021 – Interview candidates (by phone or video). Students will be given instructions and will initiate contact with placements to set up interviews.
February 1, 2021 – Preferences are due from students and organizations.
• February 2021 – Offers made to student finalists.
Feb/March  2021  – Organizations are notified of intern’s acceptance decision.
• May 24 – 27, 2021 – Training week at Emory Law School for ESCAP interns (also open to non-ESCAP interns). Training may be conducted virtually due to Covid19 policies.
• June 1, 2021  – Interns arrive at placements (or begin work remotely due to Covid19 policies)
• August 13, 2021 – Final day of ESCAP internship (completion of 400 in-placement hours).

If you have any questions throughout the process, please contact Michele Papotto, Barton Center Program Coordinator, at 404.712.8367 or mpapott(at)emory.edu. We thank you in advance for your willingness to participate in this program to mentor emerging child welfare professionals.