Explore opportunities for service, wellness, dialogue, and civic engagement at Penn.

Penn has a long tradition of helping students to develop their civic identities and to integrate them with their personal and professional lives. The SNF Paideia Program serves to amplify and connect students with a wide variety of options for cultivating the knowledge, skills, and ethical frameworks necessary to be informed, engaged, and effective community members.

Penn student Nhieu is planting the Class of 2023 tree with the Penn Quaker.

Summer Office Assistant

The Wharton Undergrad Division is seeking student-workers / work-study students to support office operations. Students must have availability between 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday, and can work up to 40 hours a week. The dates for the job and the summer work-study program are May 16 through August 21, 2022. Position pays $13/hour. Any Penn student may apply.

To Apply:

Email your resume to TaylorPC@wharton.upenn.edu with the subject line “Summer Student Worker Position.”
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Peer Restorative Practitioner

Peer Restorative Practitioners will support the mission of Restorative Practices at Penn (RP@P) by being trained in Restorative Practices, facilitating Restorative Circles and Conferences, and leading peer-education workshops on Restorative Values and Principles through RP@P.

Students can find it on the student job board by searching for Peer Restorative Practitioner (P-Rep) or the Job Requisition ID JR00049702.

$15 per hour / 5 hours per week (average)

To apply, email Pablo Cerdera, Associate Director of Restorative Practices @ Penn: pcerdera@upenn.edu and Hanan Ahmed, Restorative Practices Specialist: hananahm@upenn.edu. Please include your resume, a cover letter, and a copy of your class schedule if possible.


Make a Difference: Career Opportunities for Graduating Seniors

Hiring now for positions starting in August, 2022

Students have been, and continue to be at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. But students only make real progress when they’re organized, have the skills to be effective, and have a strategic plan to get things done. That’s where we come in: For almost 50 years, the Student PIRGs have been working to amplify the power of student activism. We help students make real change, right now.

As a full-time organizer with the Student PIRGs’, your responsibilities will include:
· Inspiring and recruiting hundreds of students to take action on important issues.
· Training students to be effective social change leaders so they can run strategic campaigns, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support, and coordinating lobby days.
· Building a strong, sustainable, student-funded, and student-run organization on campus by fundraising, building relationships with key players on campus, and building our brand.
· Building relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators.
· Working alongside students to win real reforms for the public.
· Running a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues.

We’re hiring campus organizers to help recruit and train the next generation of activists to tackle climate change, single use plastics, hunger and homelessness and more. We’re also hiring organizers to work on the election with our New Voters Project to help turn out the youth vote.

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Netter Center Summer 2022 Employment Opportunities

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships is recruiting Penn students to support summer enrichment programming for K-12 youth at University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) in West Philadelphia. Penn students can support a number of in-person activities, including academic enrichment, social emotional learning, cross-grade programs, field trips, sports, arts, cooking, gardening, program evaluation, administrative tasks, and more. This year, Netter’s UACS K-12 summer enrichment program is expected to run in early July to mid-August; however, summer prep support is needed before programming begins. They are also looking for in-person support of after-school activities during May-June (the time between Penn school year ending and School District of Philadelphia school year ending). If you are interested in applying for a position to support prep and/or in-person programming this summer, please fill out the interest form and someone from The Netter Center will be in touch with more information.

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Good Food Bag Academic Year Interns

The Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative (PFWC) and the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative at the Netter Center (AUNI) have launched a program called the “Good Food Bag” that provides a weekly bag of freshly harvested, organic produce to students experiencing food insecurity. They hope to also provide programming on topics like food budgeting, cooking, and more. They are hiring two students to help at the farm, assist with coordination of the distributions, develop programming, and more! Click the link for additional information.

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Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative Summer Internship

Cultivate Penn’s on-campus farm, practice sustainable agriculture techniques, and learn the
principles of food justice!

Location: Penn Park Farm; Wellness at Penn office
Dates: Mid-May to late August, exact dates dependent on role
Schedule: 30- 40 hours per week
Compensation: Interns will be compensated through:
• Summer Federal Work Study Grants
• Highly-Aided Summer Funding
• You-find-it-we-fund-it program (i.e. BFS, Paideia, etc.)
• Internship grants (i.e. H+U+D Design grant)
Please confirm your eligibility for one of these summer internship funding streams before your
interview. If you have any questions, please reach out to emylee@upenn.edu
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to emylee@upenn.edu with subject line “FJFI 2022
Application – Name”

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PennPIRG Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Get involved with PennPIRG Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

The PennPIRG Campus Action Internship and Volunteer program is designed for college students who are passionate about political engagement and looking to increase their experience in political organizing and strategy. This program provides interns with opportunities to build their leadership skills, political engagement, and interest in advocacy careers. Interns and volunteers will work remotely on one of our campaigns including phasing out single use plastics, turning out the youth vote, making higher education more affordable, and more!

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Collaborative History

Explore stories of West Philadelphia over the past century using this tool developed by Penn’s Graduate School of Education and the Netter Center.

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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.

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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.

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Penn in Washington

Events, alumni networking, courses, and internships related to public policy. PIW courses are offered online this year to all students. Students in these PSCI courses hear directly from people who have worked on the frontlines of domestic and international policymaking and politics in Washington, DC.

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