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:


  • A seminar in Urban University-Community Relations with the Founding Director of our Center, Dr. Ira Harkavy, that culminates in a problem-solving learning paper where students write proposals for how to tackle pertinent issues in the Penn/West Philadelphia community (free course credit)
  • A 35-hour internship in one of our summer programs at one of our partner schools in West Philadelphia (paid internship)
  • Free housing for the duration of the program (5/30-8/11)


For those interested in learning more about PPPS and hearing from past participants, come to our information sessions! 

  • Tuesday, December 13th, 5-6pm
  • Wednesday, January 18th, 5-6 pm

Both are held in the Class of 1965 Conference Room at the Netter Center (111 South 38th Street, 2nd Floor)

For more information and application instructions, please visit our website. Applications are due on February 5th, 2017. For additional questions, feel free to contact Jenny Bae, ABCS Coordinator,