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  • Historical-Spatial Internship on Skid Row in Philadelphia

    Stephen Metraux, Penn PhD in Soiology and URBS Graduate Certificate recipient, has begun archival work on Philadelphia's Skid Row and has come across detailed inventories (building by building and resident by resident) of the 1950's era Callowhill area in and around the Row, among other things detailing life in that area that were collected as part of two contemporary studies. There is a ton of original data here that he has study ideas for, and as part of these he would like to do some descriptive things with the building inventories. Some funding may be available.

  • Multimedia Internship on Educational Inequality | Erica Kitzmiller

    Erika Kitzmiller, a faculty member at Teachers College-Columbia University and a Penn alumna, is looking for a student to assist her with video production and web site development for a project on educational inequality.  The project, The Roots of Educational Inequality, is a book-length manuscript that examines the political, social, and economic factors that contributed to the escalation of inequality in Philadelphia’s public schools with a close examination of one of these schools, Germantown High School.

  • Transportation Internships | DC Dept. of Transportation

    DDOT's Research Internship Program engages full-time students to work on specific research topics around the agency. The internship program allows DDOT to conduct research into topics of interest while also serving as a resource for students to acquire practical skills.

  • Dean Summer Leadership Program | Sadie Nash Leadership Project

    Sadie Nash Leadership Project is a non-profit organization that promotes leadership, service and activism among high school aged young women in New York City and Newark, NJ. Their program is designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their lives and in the world.

  • Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship

    The Cleveland Foundation, the world’s first community foundation, will begin accepting applications for the Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship program on January 23, 2017! Now entering its second year, this opportunity offers emerging young leaders from across the country the skills and networks needed to create the community they envision and jumpstart a career in public service.

  • Summer Internship at NARP

    The National Association of Railroad Passengers is launching year two of their Summer by Rail program, and they are looking for a smart, dedicated young person to spend a month riding, biking, and hiking across a connected America!

  • Internships at Philadelphia Parks Alliance

    The Philadelphia Parks Alliance is looking for energetic, skilled interns for 2017. Founded in 1984, the Parks Alliance is the voice of Philadelphia's parks and recreation users—advocating for and supporting one of the largest urban recreation systems in the country. We cultivate Philadelphia into becoming a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable city for all.

  • Penn-in-Havana Summer Abroad

    Experience the complexity of contemporary Cuba through its contemporary art, architecture and visual culture!

    This intensive summer travel course runs during Summer Session I and features 12 days on the island.  It requires that students maintain a Philadelphia residence through the end of June, 2016. While in Cuba, students will visit various artists' studios, collections, architectural monuments, and historical sites in the cities of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and the rural village of Viñales.

  • Penn Program for Public Service Summer Internship

    PPPS is a 12-week summer internship program through the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at Penn consisting of:


  • 2017 SFMTA Summer Internship

    The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Student Intern Program is currently accepting applications for summer 2017. Please refer to the file attatchment below for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Nugent at