Student Employment Opportunities

Work-Study, Non Work-Study and Volunteer Opportunities

Undergraduate Starting Hourly Rate: $10.00

Masters Students Starting Hourly Rate: $12.00

Join Netter Center staff and fellow students working in University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) and with community organizations in West Philadelphia! We offer work-study, non work-study, and volunteer opportunities. To get involved, see the contacts for various programs below. For more information on work opportunities,  please visit the Student Employment Office Jobs Database and type keyword 'Netter Center.'







SCHOOL-DAY PE ASSOCIATES - The Netter Center UACS Sports Program is looking for energetic students to support our Physical Education (PE) Initiative aimed to support school-day PE at three West Philadelphia schools serving students in K-12 grades.

Contact: Paulette Branson,

YOUNG QUAKER ASSOCIATES - Young Quakers Community Athletics is an afterschool initiative between the Netter Center and Penn Athletics. It works with select K-8 UACS in West Philadelphia to establish athletic teams and engage them with Penn’s own varsity teams.

Contact: Paige Lombard,


UACS SUMMER I & II: May-Aug (6 weeks required for most positions)

SUMMER K-8 PROGRAM ASSOCIATES - The Netter Center will be running academic and social enrichment summer camp for students in K-8 UACS West Philadelphia Schools. Camps typically run M-F, 8-3 pm. A typical day consists of academic activities in the morning and various enrichment activities (arts, dance, cooking, etc.) in the afternoon. Specialized program themes/positions: College/Career Exploration, Admin & Instructional Support, & Sports.

Contact: Paige Lombard,

SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM ASSOCIATES - The Netter Center will be running a summer program for students in UACS High Schools through the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN). Programs typically run MF, 8-3 pm, and location will be a mix of school sites in West Philadelphia and Penn. Specialized program themes/positions: Public Health, Education/Literacy, College/Career Readiness, Sports, Administrative Support, Professional Development Coaching, & Science.

Contact: Jen Chu,

CAREER EXPOSURE PROGRAM ASSOCIATES - CEP Summer Associates will support with the implementation of Career Exposure lessons and activities with rising 7th and 8th graders. CEP Associates may also be asked to support administrative tasks, field trip planning, and guest speaker outreach.

Contact: Candace Eaton,

EVALUATION & RESEARCH ASSISTANTS/ASSOCIATES - The Netter Center evaluation team leads mixedmethod research and evaluation projects to support quality improvement of the Netter Center’s work. Summer positions are available for all levels of experience. Tasks may include development of evaluation frameworks, literature reviews, conducting interviews and focus groups, survey development and administration, data management, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and report writing. Team Members are matched with projects based on skill, interest, and need.

Contact: Dr. Gretchen Suess,



The Netter Center Educational Pipeline Program and Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) are seeking to hire facilitators to oversee the Public Health Pipeline Plus (PHPP) summer program from July 1st - August 9th (tentative dates). The Educational Pipeline Program and CPHI are partnering to host 15-20 high school students for a public health internship that will run for 6 weeks, 30 hours/week. Public Health Pipeline Plus is part of the Philadelphia Youth Network WorkReady Summer Program.

More information about the position here.


REBEL VENTURES is a youth-powered social enterprise creating healthy deliciousness with kids and adult allies in schools and in our community.

Dates: May-August

ENTREPRENEUR - 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.

CINEMATOGRAPHER - The Cinematographer is charged with supporting the creation of video content for the Rebel Ventures. This involves training and oversight of storyboarding, filming, and editing.

Contact: Jarrett Stein, 

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Dates: May-August

SUMMER COOKING ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR - Summer Cooking Assistant Supervisors will assist AUNI nutrition educators with researching, writing and distributing nutrition-related materials; prepping food and nutrition education materials; planning outreach events with community partner sites; and teaching youth a range of skill sets from knife safety and cooking/nutrition to public speaking and organization.

SUMMER GARDEN ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR - Summer Garden Assistant Supervisors will help AUNI CSA nutrition educators develop and implement lessons in food systems and social justice that will empower high school students as agents of change in their communities. They will support supervising nutrition educators in teaching high school students a variety of high school garden chores including seeding, weeding, and harvesting produce; minor landscaping; managing summer CSA operations; and occasional outreach events at local community sites.

Contact: Melissa Sattler Gordon,