Civic House Philadelphia Nonprofit Internship Program

BACKGROUND

The Civic House Philadelphia Nonprofit Internship Program (CHPNIP) is being re-initiated to further the missions of Philadelphia nonprofit organizations by providing funds to University of Pennsylvania undergraduate students to support summer-long and semester-long internships at community organizations.  In addition to providing valuable programmatic support to each organization, the program also offers students the opportunity to gain meaningful nonprofit professional experience.  The Civic House Philadelphia Nonprofit Internship Program enables students to learn more about the work that area nonprofits are involved in as well as participate in the Philadelphia community in a productive and meaningful way. 

The program was launched in 2009 through a one-time university grant that allowed Civic House to partner with many diverse community organizations. Civic House has secured additional funding to continue our Philadelphia Nonprofit Internship Program over the next three years, and now seeks seven students to serve as interns within Philadelphia nonprofit organizations.

Fall/Spring Expectations: Once a student has accepted an internship, they will be expected to:
• Work 10 hours a week throughout the semester at their assigned nonprofit organization
• Attend monthly professional development meetings at Civic House
• Attend an individual mid-semester check-in with Civic House staff
• Complete an end-of-internship reflection/evaluation
• Plan Public Interest Career workshops in collaboration with Civic House staff

Summer Expectations: Once a student has accepted an internship, they will be expected to:
• Work 30 hours a week throughout the summer at their assigned nonprofit organization
• Attend bi-weekly professional development meetings at Civic House
• Attend an individual mid-summer check-in with Civic House staff
• Complete an end-of-internship reflection/evaluation
• Plan Public Interest Career workshops in collaboration with Civic House staff

The application process for spring 2015 will be open later this fall.  Please check back for more information and application instructions.