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Summer 2020 Student Opportunities

APRIL 13, 2020 UPDATE: Given the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, the Netter Center is closely monitoring the situation and strictly adhering to the University's guidelines. As of now, we are planning to move forward with paid remote internships for work-study students for Summer Sessions I and II. We are inquiring into non-work-study student hiring. Interested Penn students can view details below.

Undergraduate Starting Hourly Rate: $10.50

Masters Students Starting Hourly Rate: $12.00

This summer, join Netter Center staff and fellow students working in University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) and with community organizations in West Philadelphia!

Students can work: 

  • Summer I (May 26, 2020 - July 1, 2020) 
  • Summer II (July 2, 2020 - August 7, 2020) 
  • Both Summer I and Summer II (May 26, 2020 - August 7, 2020)




K-8 UACS Program Associate

The Netter Center will be running 6-week academic and social enrichment summer camps for students in K-8 University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) - Comegys, Lea, Hamilton, and Mitchell Elementary Schools. Camps typically run M-F, 8-3 pm. A typical day consists of academic activities in the morning and various enrichment activities (art, sports, dance, gardening, cooking, etc.) in the afternoon. Program associates will be assigned to a school site and group of students and will provide instructional support for their assigned group's schedule of activities.

Interested candidates must have availability to attend a full week of summer training in addition to 6 week summer camp. Exact dates are still being finalized.

Specialized program placements include:

  • K-8 Summer Camp Sports & Games: If you love having fun and want to engage youth in sports, fitness and team building activities, we have a great leadership opportunity for you! We are looking for program associates with sports and fitness backgrounds to lead organized sports and games for our K-6 summer campers. *This position may include some tutoring and classroom support. 
  • Rising 8th Grade College and Career Exploration: rising 8th grade students will explore high school/college pathways, research various types of careers and develop portfolio on their career pathways, and develop skills such as communication, goal setting, writing, social media literacy, etc. Program associates will support the rising 8th grade students in their exploration activities and skill development.

Apply HERE.

Contact: Paige Lombard,


High School UACS Program Associate

The Netter Center will implement a summer program for high students in University-Assisted Community Schools through the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN). Programs typically run M-F, 8-3 pm, and location will be a mix of school sites in West Philadelphia and Penn. There will be mandatory training in the weeks prior to the start of each 6 week program. Exact dates are still being finalized. Programs will include the following themes: Education/Literacy, Sports, College and Career Readiness, and Dance/Arts.

Specialized program placements include:

  • Cross Grade Literacy Program Associate: High School students are trained as literacy tutors to mentor K-8 youth. Penn students will be supervisors, helping to mentor, lesson-plan and guide High School students throughout this process. 
  • Cross-Grade Sports Program Associate: The Cross-Grade Sports Program provides professional development and coaches training to high school youth who will lead/assist sports, fitness and socialized recess programs in our K-6 summer camps. Sports Associates will assist the high school youth in planning and implementing the sports activities, as well as, planning and executing an all-camp field day for K-6 campers. 
  • Cross-Grade Arts Program Associate: High School students learn how to facilitate arts and performance activities for K-8 youth engaged in Netter summer camp programs. Penn students will be supervisors, helping to mentor, lesson-plan and guide High School students throughout this process.
  • Career Internship Program Associate (professional development coaching): Students are able to work with Netter staff to develop 21st century essential skills, while gaining on-the-job experience. Students will also explore a research topic regarding barriers youth experience with seeking and maintaining employment. At the end of their six week internship, students will present their findings to peers and family during their culminating event ceremony. 
  • Professional Development Program Associate: The Professional Development Program Associate will assist with creating objectives and strategies to continuously improve professional learning tools and experiences for students. The professional development experiences are focused on training and supporting students through the process of exploring personal interests, learning about various careers, considering postsecondary education options and practicing the soft skills that are critical to success. Tasks will include the coordination of seminars, workshops, and programs to assist students in exploration and development of 21st century skills. 
  • Administrative Program Associate: This role will work to support the recruitment, enrollment and placement process for our high school students engaging in paid summer work opportunities with the Netter Center.  Tasks will include reaching out to students and families via phone and email, tracking contacts and document submission in our database, submitting student paperwork to PYN (agency that funds summer HS program), supporting HS student interviews, and supporting event planning.

Apply HERE.

Contact: Jennifer Chu,

**To apply for Pipeline Plus Program Associate, please send your resume and cover letter to Elaine Weigelt ( and Lex Rasdal (



Rebel Ventures

Rebel Ventures is a non-profit food business run by a team of high-school and Penn students with the mission to create delicious, healthy, and sustainable snacks that are available to everyone. Seeking Penn students who can help sustain and develop the Rebel brand. Candidates must love to cook, eat, and share food! Candidates must find meaning in working with young people.

Available positions include:

Cinematographer - this role is charged with supporting the creation of video content for the Rebel Ventures. This involves training and oversight of storyboarding, filming, and editing. more information can be found here: Experience in and passion for video production (filming, editing, etc). We use Premier to edit videos. We seek proactive, enthusiastic, ambitious self-starters who are comfortable exploring new places and meeting new people. We seek open-minded individuals who are able to work both independently and collaboratively. 

Entrepreneur - Rebel Ventures is a youth-powered social enterprise creating healthy deliciousness with kids and adult allies in schools and in our community. The Rebel crew consists of high school students, Netter Center staff, and Penn students entrepreneurs. The crew works together, following Rebel values, to run a successful business. The entrepreneur(s) is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the Rebel crew. Entrepreneurs will take on specific responsibilities depending on their skill sets and interest, ranging from accounting to marketing to research/development to sales to design. We seek proactive, enthusiastic, ambitious self-starters who are comfortable exploring new places and meeting new people. We seek open-minded individuals who are able to work both independently and collaboratively. Specialized skill in graphic design, data analysis, and/or social media is a plus.

Contact: Jarrett Stein,


Young Quakers Community Athletics Associate (Summer I)

Young Quakers Community Athletics is an afterschool initiative between the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics. This initiative, directed through Netter’s University-Assisted Community Schools program (UACS), creates mutually beneficial partnerships between select Penn intercollegiate athletic teams and West Philadelphia public schools. It works with select kindergarten-through-eighth-grade University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) in West Philadelphia to establish athletic teams and engage them with Penn’s own varsity teams. The Penn players mentor the children on the field and off. In addition to the mentoring, the program provides staff, coaches, uniforms, sports equipment, bus transportation, and access to the University’s world-class playing fields at no cost to the schools or their students. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Support Lacrosse and Track and Field practices for 4-8 grade students
  • Assist After school instructors transporting students on the bus from West Philadelphia to Penn 
  • Assist with equipment inventory and maintenance

Ideal time frame for the position: start as soon as possible and go through the first week of June.

Contact: Paige Lombard,