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To initiate your participation in the Summer Public Interest Funding program you must you must first review the SPIF Orientation. At the end of the Orientation you will find a link to the 2014 Application Form which must be completed by December 20, 2013. If you apply for SPIF by the December deadline you are eligible for funding and should begin the process of securing summer employment. Those students who complete the SPIF Application will be notified via email once future forms become available.
Once you accept a summer public interest job you must complete the online SPIF Response Form. In order to receive funding on May 1, you must submit the online Summer Funding Response Form and the Employer Response Form by March 31, 2014.
If you accept a non-summer public interest job you must complete the online SPIF Opt-Out Form in order to remove yourself from the SPIF email lists.
Your employer must complete the Employer Response Form to verify your employment information. The Employer Response Form must be submitted by March 31, 2014 in order to ensure funding for May 1. This form should be sent directly to the SPIF office via fax, email or mail; contact information is listed on the top of the form.
At the end of the summer All SPIF recipients must complete a Student Placement Evaluation in Helios regarding their summer placement. Access to the evaluation in Helios begins one week before your placement ends. To complete the form you will need to navigate to the Public Service Summary page and click the "evaluate" link next to the position. If your supervisor's name and/or position dates appear incorrectly, edit the position by clicking the "edit position" link from the position via the Public Service Summary. If your placement organization appears incorrectly please contact the HLS Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs or 617-495-5202 to fix it before filling out your evaluation. This form is due September 1, 2014. Please note the earlier due date! Failure to submit the evaluation will result in the forfeiture of your entire SPIF award.
ALL students receiving SPIF funds must submit a Supervisor Evaluation and Time Log in order to verify their total number of hours worked throughout the summer. The Supervisor Evaluation and Time Log will be available online at the beginning of the summer and is due September 12, 2014. Failure to submit a complete Supervisor Evaluation and Time Log in September will result in the forfeiture of your entire SPIF award.
If you have any questions or concerns you may email the SPIF office or call (617) 495-0643 .
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