Civic House Public Interest Internship Funds
University of Pennsylvania
The Civic House Public Interest Internship Funds provide support for selected University of Pennsylvania undergraduates who have secured summer internships with a nonprofit or public sector organization. It is the goal of these Funds to enable students who rely on summer earnings to participate in unfunded or underfunded 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
* Community/International Development
* Social Welfare
These are only examples of some of the experiences that the Funds are designed to support. Please note that we will not fund internships with the for profit sector. In addition, funding should be applied for to support your daily living expenses while participating in your internship. We will not fund program fees or service trips. Lastly, please note that we give strong preference to internships that are a minimum of 4 weeks in length. If you have questions about your specific project, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Eligibility: All Penn undergraduates in the classes of 2014, 2015, 2016 in good standing are eligible to apply.
Compensation: (taxable) Variable see FAQs for more details
Timeline: Applications are due no later than 11:59pm EST on Monday, 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 2013-2014 academic year to inform other students about the program
Apply for this funding through PennLink, Job ID#: 773369.
If you have questions about your specific project, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. Please call or email Civic House Associate Director Elizabeth Milkie (email@example.com) if there is any confusion about the application process.