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Open to US citizens and non US citizens
Deadline: 01/29/2024 (Tentative)

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 K-8 Summer Programs among others. 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 additional information go to:


1. Complete intake form here

2. Submit the following as PDFs here.

  • Resume
  • Transcript (does not need to 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?


Research Offering Type




Undergraduate School

College, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton



Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Faustine Sun, Academically Based Community Service Coordinator,