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Summer Opportunities

Civic House Public Interest Internship Fund


The Civic House Public Interest Internship Funds provide support for selected University of Pennsylvania undergraduates who have secured summer positions in the public interest. It is the goal of these Funds to enable students who rely on summer earnings to participate in unfunded or underfunded nonprofit internships that they would otherwise be unable to accept. While all eligible students are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Prospective interns may apply for full-time or part-time support; the number of students selected and the amount of support provided will ultimately depend upon the applicant pool. Internships could include work with organizations committed to:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Social Service
  • Social Change/Advocacy
  • Policy Research
  • Health & Human Services
  • Education
  • Community/International Development
  • Social Welfare
  • Media/Technology
  • Environment

These are only examples of some of the experiences that the Funds are designed to support.


Eligibility: All Penn undergraduates in the classes of 2015, 2016, and 2017 in good standing are eligible to apply.

Compensation: (taxable) Variable

Timeline: Applications are due no later than 11:59pm EST on March 25. Students will be notified of their application status by mid-April.

Expectations: As a recipient of internship funding, students will be expected to:

  • Successfully complete their internship as described in the proposal
  • Complete an end-of-internship evaluation/reflection along with a note to their funding sponsor summarizing their experiences, to be submitted at the end of the summer
  • Participate in an internship panel during the 2012-2013 academic year to inform other students about the program

for more information, including application procedures, please visit

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