Engage

A hub for integrating learning and practice.

The SNF Paideia Program promotes opportunities for service, wellness, engaged citizenship, and dialogue. Engage with Penn students, faculty, and staff through Paideia-sponsored events and programming offered by our many campus partners.

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Perpetuating Good

As a first-generation low-income student, studying abroad was always a moon shot for me. But with SNF Paideia’s funding I was able to… Read More
Oct 19

Reimagining Faith, Gender, Race and Nationalism within Mediated Spaces

Acclaimed theologian and activist Dr. Sabrina Dent will look at the complex ways in which our faith, gender, and racial identities converge and conflict with our sense of national identity, particularly in mediated discourse. Dr. Dent will share her own experiences navigating these constructs while also offering ways in which we can reimagine the role of social identities in the formation of collective ones.Read More
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Oct 17

A Conversation with Congressman Will Hurd

Join us to hear from former intelligence officer and US congressman Will Hurd about the state of politics, how to fix what’s broken and… Read More
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Podcast

Self Care, Community Care, and Social Change: Immigration and Human Rights Law

Gen Z is remarkable in terms of their social activism. Before they could vote, many had already participated in protest marches, letter and social media campaigns, and outspoken advocacy around issues they are passionate about. Direct action can be empowering and marching with others can produce strong feelings of cohesiveness and connection around shared ideals. Yet at the same time, social and political change can be slow, and advocacy without results can be deeply discouraging, especially if the issues at hand are existential. How do we care for ourselves during the slow, challenging work of social change? This series interviews Penn alumni working to change some of America's most intractable social problems to ask them how are they taking care of themselves so that they can sustain their fight on behalf of others?Read More
Oct 6

Fall Break – Walk Around Philadelphia

'Walk Around Philadelphia', designed by Philadelphia based artist and Penn alumnus JJ Tiziou, will involve walking part of the perimeter of the city of Philadelphia. Reflection SNF Paideia’s pillars of dialogue, wellness, service, and citizenship, the retreat welcomes Penn students, staff, and faculty to share a fall pilgrimage along the edges of Philadelphia.Read More
Michael Delli Carpini
In the News

The Dean Has Left the Building: Michael Delli Carpini Heads into Retirement

Delli Carpini reflects back on his 19-year tenure at Annenberg and looks to the future.Read More
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In the News

A summer optimizing obstetrics health care

Second-year student Antoilyn Nguyen spent their summer as a researcher analyzing labor and delivery charts as part of a long-term cohort study to standardize labor induction for better and more equitable results.Read More
Jamelle Bouie
In the News

The Constitution is the crisis: Jamelle Bouie on the state of the U.S.

The New York Times columnist hosted a talk, ‘Way Past Normal: American Politics in 2022 and Beyond,’ hosted by The Andrea Mitchell Center, The SNF Paideia Program, and The Government and Politics Association.Read More

Opportunities for Action

Penn In Washington Club

The Penn in Washington (PIW) Club organizes and supports students interested in exploring careers in DC. The student group offers engaging programs and activities on-campus with students throughout the academic year. During the summer, the club brings together students and alumni in the DC-metropolitan area for social and speaker events. Learn about career opportunities, public service, networking, and more from our Penn in DC Instagram. The club is open to all students and there is no application process; however, participants must RSVP to attend events and can do so by signing up for the PIW weekly mailing on the PIW website.

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Fox Leadership Program Fellowship

The Fox Leadership Program Fellowship is a paid, part-time position for undergraduate students seeking civic-minded opportunities. Fellows are paired with a nonprofit organization focused on issues facing the Philadelphia community, and work roughly 10 hours a week with their nonprofit during the semester.

Application deadline for Fall Semester is Monday, August 22, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

 

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PORES Fellowship

The PORES Student Research Fellowship is a paid, part-time position for undergraduate students interested in data analysis for the social sciences. Fellows work roughly 10 hours a week with PORES faculty members conducting research on politics, public opinion, and voting habits in the United States and abroad.

Application deadlines:

Semester Deadline
Fall Semester August 22
Spring Semester November 23
Summer February 26
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