Position: Civic House Programming Intern

Location: Civic House - University of Pennsylvania

Compensation:  $4,000 stipend

Length of employment: May 21 - August 24

Time Commitment: May 30 - August 17: Approx. 30 hours/week

August 16 - 24: more hours required for PennCORP Student Leader Training, PennCORP and PennCORP wrap-up

Position Description: Civic House is hiring two Programming Interns for Summer 2018. The Programming Interns main responsibilities will be to support Civic House's social justice education programming, help strengthen and develop partnerships with community organizations, support full time staff projects, and plan and facilitate the PennCORP pre-orientation program.

Civic House will continue to build and develop programming around our social justice framework and theory of change. In collaboration with full-time staff, the Programming Interns be responsible for planning and attending the Civic House IGNITE Retreat in September 2018. Additionally, the Programming Interns will help to build partnerships with community organizations by conducting site visits and engaging with the Community Engagement Internship Program.

In planning the Civic House IGNITE Retreat, the Programming Interns will work collaboratively with staff to execute retreat logistics. This will include, but is not limited to, creating schedules, recruiting facilitators, preparing facilitators for their role, and garnering attendance of Civic House program affiliates.

Lastly, each Programming Intern will serve as the PennCORP Student Co-Director and will work collaboratively with Civic House staff in planning, developing and implementing the PennCORP program. This will include community engagement projects with our partner organizations and social justice educational programming.  The Programming Intern will also be responsible for all of the program logistics, which includes planning for food, creating schedules, coordinating transportation, etc.  In addition, the Programming Intern will help to select program participants and facilitate communication with them leading up to PennCORP, during PennCORP, and beyond.

Along with full-time staff, the Programming Intern will also be responsible for helping to select and train student leaders who will be responsible for leading participants throughout the PennCORP program, and will be on duty throughout the program to ensure that everything runs smoothly.  Finally, the Programming Intern will be responsible for conducting any additional follow-up activities that are required, including post-program correspondence, evaluation, etc.


  • Experience with social justice workshop development, civic engagement, and advocacy   
  • Familiarity with the Philadelphia area and/or local nonprofits and demonstrated ability to work with community partners
  • Willingness to learn and grow
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability with event/project planning and execution
  • Experience facilitating group discussions and workshops
  • Ability to train/supervise/mentor peer volunteer PennCORP leaders during summer and beyond

Additional Time Commitment:  In addition to working in the summer months, PennCORP requires a small amount of time during the spring to prepare for programming.  During the end of the Spring 2018 semester (April 16th - April 19th), the Programming Interns will be required to spend a few hours supporting Civic House staff in the selection of PennCORP Student Leaders, as well as attending Student Leader Orientation on Friday, April 27th from 11:30am - 1pm.

Application is available HERE
Application Deadline: Monday, March 26th 2018 @ 11:59pm.