The diversity of possible internship placements ranges the gamut of your Liberal Arts education and career aspirations! From investment banking to social work and counseling, to law, athletic training, lab research, art conservation, teaching and public relations, we’ve got you covered. Talk to our Academic Director about the type of placement you'd like to explore and how you might develop your skill set and understand organizational procedures in your field of choice. Here are some samples of recent placements that our students have had:
- HIAS and Council Migration Service of Pennsylvania provides legal, resettlement, citizenship, and supportive services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to ensure their fair treatment and full integration into American society. HIAS Pennsylvania advocates for just and inclusive practices.
- The Urban League of Philadelphia (ULP) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, civil rights and community-based movement. Since 1917, the Urban League of Philadelphia has worked to bend the arc of history. They are an affiliate of the National Urban League, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movements dedicated to empowering underserved urban communities. They have specific departments dedicated to Youth and Education, Workforce Development, Housing Counseling, Entrepreneurship, Health and Wellness, and more.
- Clean Water Action Fund. Clean Water Action is an American environmental advocacy group. Founded during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, the group focuses on canvassing and gaining support for political issues and candidates. Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table.
- Since 1987, John Robertson, Attorney-at-Law, has focused his practice in the areas of labor and employment, corporate, commercial and civil rights litigation. In addition, John has developed a robust transactional practice within the corporate, non-profit, entertainment and sports sectors in both boutique law firms and in-house environments. Robertson is co-founder of Full Armor Sports, Inc., which represents, manages and trains prospective major and minor league baseball players with a concentration within the Latin American communities.
- American Lawyer Media, Legal Intelligencer ALM is a business-to-business information and intelligence media company that delivers premium information and news content to professionals in the legal profession. Law.com is the industry-leading media platform powering over 18 online U.S. national and regional award-winning legal publications that deliver news, rankings, reports, and strategy all designed with one purpose in mind: to give you the competitive intelligence to prepare for today and anticipate opportunities for future success.
- Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania: The IBI was established in 2015 to develop, advance, and support interdisciplinary education, research, and infrastructure in biomedical informatics including bioinformatics, clinical informatics, clinical research informatics, consumer health informatics, public health informatics, and translational bioinformatics. The IBI consists of more than 70 highly interdisciplinary research laboratories spanning multiple different disciplines and is home to education programs, research centers, informatics core facilities, and the Idea Factory that serves as its innovation hub.
- Children’s Crisis Treatment Center. Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) is a private non-profit agency that specializes in delivering behavioral health services to Philadelphia’s children and their families. They are dedicated to addressing the impact of child abuse, neglect, traumatic events, and other challenges to early childhood development, and to assisting children in reaching their full potential within their homes, community and society.
- Sensonics International, whose headquarters are located in Haddon Heights, NJ, USA, was incorporated in 1982. The company was founded by Dr. Richard L. Doty, Director of the Monell Smell and Taste Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Its initial product, the 40-odorant Smell Identification Test™, is the commercial version of the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT). This widely used test was developed at the University of Pennsylvania as a result of funding from the National Institutes of Health. Since its founding, Sensonics has developed multiple taste and smell tests incorporating microencapsulation and other technologies.
- The U School is a Philadelphia School District run high school, operating with an independent model of experience-based learning that readies young people for college and careers by supporting students to accept challenges and opportunities through student agency, and real-world problem-solving. The U School model teaches how to develop engaging high-quality products with the purpose of demonstrating mastery, and to push the boundaries of seat time through asynchronous learning. The U School's instructional model includes some of the following elements: youth development focus, personalized learning, competency-based education, and design-based learning.