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Summer Opportunities

Penn Program for Public Service Internship Program

Penn Program for Public Service Internship Program

Program Dates: May 20th – August 9th
Application Deadline: February 17th

The Penn Program for Public Service Internship Program is a 12-week multifaceted summer program that immerses undergraduates in the West Philadelphia-Penn community. Site placements include Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative and Summer Freedom Schools. At the core of the internship is an action-oriented, Academically Based Community Service seminar led by the director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Dr. Ira Harkavy.

For more information on how to apply, please see below. You can also check out the article below by a PPPS alumna about her internship experience!

For additional information go to


1. Complete intake form by clicking here.

2. Submit the following as PDFs via

  • Resume
  • Transcript (need not be official)
  • 2-3 page double spaced statement considering the following:
    Who are you? What experiences, particularly community involvement, have shaped who you are today? What issues are important to you? What experience and/or skills do you have that will help you conduct research on pressing problems affecting Penn and the West Philadelphia Community? What do you hope to gain from participating in the Penn Program for Public Service Summer Internship?
    NOTE – please label each document with your first and last name as follows: Last_First_resume.pdf

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