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Social Justice Internship Program

This is a place-based program in Philadelphia intended to provide Penn State students like you with an immersive and rewarding internship focused on social justice issues in an urban setting. The program emphasizes student involvement in collaborative projects with community-based organizations, nonprofit advocacy groups, social service agencies, health care providers, multidisciplinary design firms, socially responsible businesses, and government in Philadelphia.

There is a rolling deadline to participate in this program and applications will be considered on an individual basis according to current initiatives in the city. If you are interested in co-creating solutions to pressing problems in Philadelphia, we encourage you to apply and we will work to find a placement that matches your skill set and interests.

If you have any questions, please contact Carly Pourzand at