Recent News

  • Fall Internship | Philly Public School Notebook

    In continual budget crisis, and undergoing significant privatization of school management and other functions, Philadelphia has been drawing nationwide attention for the struggle surrounding the future of its public schools. The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, an award-winning independent news organization, was founded in 1994 by school reform activists, teachers, parents and community members working for quality and equity in the public schools.

  • SOCIAL JUSTICE MEDIA FELLOWSHIP

    The CAMRA Fellows Program provides undergraduate students within and outside of the University of Pennsylvania with the opportunity to explore and engage multiple media forms for their own research projects with the support and guidance of CAMRA mentors. Fellows will work through ethical and practical considerations of power, representation and story telling as they critically explore social justice issues though the camera. As part of this Fellowship, participants will receive the following:

  • Sharna Goldseker (URBS '96) Publishes Book on Philanthropy

    Sharna Goldseker (URBS '96) recently published a book with co-author Michael Moody entitled, Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving. Based on original research and extensive in-person interviews with next gen donors including Justin Rockefeller, Hannah Quimby, Alex Soros, Katherine Lorenz, John R.

  • Marketing and Business Development Intern at PIDC

    PIDC is Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. Our mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. We offer flexible financing products, a targeted portfolio of industrial and commercial real estate, and decades of Philadelphia-based knowledge, to help our clients invest, develop, and grow throughout the city of Philadelphia.

  • Parks Alliance Seeks Skilled Volunteers and Interns

    We are a fast-paced and lively nonprofit that welcomes big ideas and big personalities at our West Philadelphia office. Our work is collaborative by nature and empowering by design. We are committed to our “no coffee, no copies” volunteer policy - volunteers have real responsibility and do valuable work. These positions are unpaid, but we can promise a rewarding experience doing work that matters.

  • Transportation Resource Associates, Inc. Intern

    Paid Internship/ Co-Op Position Description

    Intern assist TRA consultants at all levels, on transit- and  transportation related assignments, especially in fields of safety, security, emergency preparedness, operations, and maintenance. Responsibilities are highly varied, including report and proposal writing, document editing and production, presentation development; database development and analysis; and some field work.

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  • Shared Prosperity Philadelphia Fellowship

    SHARED PROSPERITY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION NOW OPEN! 

  • Kristin Kelly (Urbs '16) studies in China

    Kristen Kelly (Urbs '16) is currently in the Yenching Academy of Peking University, earning a Master's in China Studies. Kristin really likes it, and encourages you to take a look at the program:

    http://yenchingacademy.org/#

    If you would like to ask Kristen about her experience, let us know and we'd be happy to share her email with you: urbs@sas.upenn.edu.

  • Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Research Assistant

    To assist me in historic preservation-related activities, I will hire a research assistant to work on my behalf in the office of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (www.preservationalliance.com/

  • Transportation Planning / Urban Design Intern Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning

    JOB DESCRIPTION:  DVRPC’s Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning conducts planning studies on topics that require a multifaceted approach. The successful candidate will provide assistance on a variety of projects. Work tasks will primarily include creative design, mapping, and illustration work as well as descriptive narrative to describe existing conditions and recommendations for final report and presentation deliverables.