Recent News

  • Job announcement: TCC Group - Senior Consultant, Capacity Building NYC

  • Alumn Gets Published in Next American City and Salon

    Jake Scobey-Thal ('09) had two of his articles published in Next American City and Salon this past summer. We invite you to explore his coverage of urban events that took place in NYC and Cape Town, South Africa this past year.

    Find the articles here:

  • Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia

    Breakthrough (BT) is a tuition-free academic enrichment program for low-income, high-potential middle school students. Through a six year program offering school year enrichment, year-round academic support, extra-curricular activities, and two intensive six-week summer sessions, BT empowers students to succeed in academically rigorous high school programs. Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is a member of The Breakthrough Collaborative, a national non-profit organization with sites in 30 communities across the country.

  • Philadelphia Mayor's Internship Program

    The City of Philadelphia’s Mayor’s Internship Program (MIP) is an opportunity for undergraduates who would have completed their sophomore year by the start of the program and graduate-level students to learn about and contribute to the city government managing operations for the nation’s 5th largest municipality.

  • Penn Program for Public Service Summer Internship

  • City Hall Fellows

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  • Midwest Academy Organizing Internship

    The Midwest Academy Organizing Internship is an intense and exciting 10-week organizing internship that places interns with community organizations in Chicago to organize around a number of progressive issues and causes.

  • NY City Summer Internship Program

    The City of New York offers many of internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Michael B. Katz Award for Excellence in Teaching Urban Studies

    Michael Katz, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, stepped down as Co-Director of the Urban Studies Program in 1996, succeeded by Anne Spirn. To acknowledge his contribution as Director of the Urban Studies Program for over 13 years, the Urban Studies Program and the College of Arts and Sciences established a teaching award in his honor.

  • Urban Studies Graduation Awards

    Eric C. Schneider Award for the Best Paper in Senior Seminar on the Topic of Crime and Punishment 

    This award was created to honor the life and work of Dr. Eric Schneider. Dr. Schneider's main academic interests included gangs, drugs, and murder in cities, on which a long-time colleague remarked that Dr. Schneider "seemed delighted in introducing himself to students as a scholar of the dark side". This award is given to the student with the best paper on the topic of crime & punishment.