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.
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.
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.
Explore stories of West Philadelphia over the past century using this tool developed by Penn’s Graduate School of Education and the Netter Center.
Volunteer with University-Assisted Community Schools
UACS programs involve literacy, science, nutrition, college access, arts and culture, and more. Penn students can engage year-round with kindergarten-12th grade UACS sites in West Philadelphia through work-study and volunteer positions.
Academically Based Community Service Courses
ABCS courses involve service rooted in and intrinsically connected to teaching, research, practice, and reflection. Students engage in hands-on, real-world problem-solving learning opportunities that help them become active citizens and lifelong learners.
Join the Penn in Washington Network!
Penn in Washington is Penn’s flagship program for connecting students with the world of Washington, from events on campus to entire semesters in DC, classes, alumni networking opportunities and more.
Want to get involved on campus? PIW advises hundreds of students a year on public policy internships and careers, organizes events with alumni working in DC, and is a hub for students interested in spending time in Washington.
Interested in hearing about events on campus, information about internships, and stories about the great moments our students experience? Sign up for the Penn in Washington weekly email on the website.