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.

Molly Gleeson atop scaffolding

Virtual reality in an ancient world

Students create films to document the reimagining of the Penn Museum’s Ancient Egypt and Nubia galleries.Read More
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Litty Paxton presents an award to Celia Kreth (C’23).
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2023 Undergraduate Communication Major Award Winners

On Sunday, May 14, the Annenberg School for Communication held its annual undergraduate graduation ceremony, honoring the Communication… Read More

SNF Paideia Fellows Reflect on their Experience in the Program

Angelina Oh, C'23, a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics graduate from San Diego, CA, talks about being part of the inaugural cohort of… Read More
SNF Paideia Student Fellows
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A time to celebrate for inaugural SNF Paideia Fellows

In the spring of 2020, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Paideia Program announced its first cohort of Student Fellows. Not only were… Read More
Biology and Society students
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Beyond the pipette and the stethoscope, students explore biology’s societal impacts

How do you define death? What steps can help overcome vaccine hesitancy? Why are genetically modified foods so controversial? And let’s… Read More

Penn Students Present Plans to Improve City

Representing the culmination of their semesters as part of the Comm 2760/Psych 2760/Nur 2760 course “How We Change,” the students… Read More
"How Washington Works" DP Article
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Penn to offer second iteration of D.C. course, bringing students to White House, Supreme Court

PSCI 3991: "How Washington Works" was first taught in the spring of 2022, requiring students to take a one- to two-hour train ride to… Read More
Wharton Undergraduates in Public Policy hosted Andrew Yang
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Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang discusses entrepreneurship at on-campus event

Yang was invited to Penn as part of the annual Case Competition for Wharton Undergraduates in Public Policy. Before addressing Penn… Read More

Opportunities for Action

SNF Paideia Graduate Fellows

The SNF Paideia Program invites applications for a one-year SNF Paideia graduate fellowship. SNF Paideia graduate fellows contribute intellectually and operationally to the work of the SNF Paideia Program, which serves as a hub for dialogue in undergraduate education at Penn. SNF Paideia collaborates with many campus entities to promote opportunities for students to integrate their personal, professional, and civic identities, developing the knowledge, skills, ethical frameworks, and experiences necessary to be informed, engaged, and effective community members in society. The SNF Paideia Program encourages the free exchange of ideas, robust discussion of divergent views, and student and community wellness through SNF Paideia-designated courses, a Fellows program, and campus events.

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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.

Applications for the fall semester fellowships are typically due mid- to late-August and interviews typically take place the last week of August or first week of September.


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