Student Employment

Work Study and Volunteer Opportunities



  • Undergraduate students at $10/hr
  • Master's Students at $12/hr


University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) Programming

Currently seeking applications for program assoociates to join our summer UACS team!


• K-8 Program Associates - academic and enrichment summer day camp with K-8 youth. 

• High School Program Associate - youth-development programs that focus on community action research and college & career readiness

• Silverman UACS Fellows - media/communication; documenting summer programming using video, photography, social media, newsletters and more. 


Our 2017 UACS summer programs will run from 7/5-8/11. We are looking for Penn student program associates who can support planning/admin for summer session I (5/22-6/8) and direct service during summer session II (6/29-8/4), with preference for students who can work through sessions I & II.

For more information, please contact Bianca Del Rio, UACS Director (

UACS Sports Program

Penn students will support academic tutoring, mentoring, and development of sports skills for elementary and middle school students. Positions include:


• School-Day PE Associate

• Summer Camp- Sports & Games Associate


For more information,  please contact Paulette Branson (

Evaluation Data Team

The Netter Center Evaluation Team is currently seeking candidates for full-time and part-time positions to support quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation of Netter Center programs and initiatives.

Interested applicants can learn more about summer opportunities by emailing


Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative

AUNI Youth Development program provides paid internships to approximately 100 high school students during the summer. For 6 weeks during the summer, AUNI empowers teen interns to explore and identify solutions to the problem of urban American health disparities via their placement in either peer nutrition education or urban agriculture worksites. Positions include:


• Cooking Crew Assistant Supervisor

• Garden Crew Assistant Supervisor

• College Access and Career Readiness Boot-camp Program Associate


For more information, please contact Yvonne Jones (


Rebel Ventures

Rebel Ventures is a 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. Rebel Ventures is seeking applicants to help sustain and develop the organization’s brand


For more information, please contact Jarret Stein:


Spring 2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Students Positions Available

  • Undergraduate Starting Hourly Rate: $9.60
  • Master's 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 through our many work-study and volunteer opportunities. To get involved, see the contacts for various programs below. For more information, please visit the Student Employment Office Job Search website and type keyword 'Netter Center’.


Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative

The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) organizes nutrition-based school day and after school learning opportunities at University-Assisted Community Schools in West Philadelphia, as well as serves more than 10,000 students and their families every month across Philadelphia. AUNI’s approach to nutrition education includes hands-on experiences for students to grow, cook, consume and sell healthy foods. 

Contact: General AUNI - Sara Dalton,


College Access and Career Readiness

College Access and Career Readiness (CACR) at University-Assisted Community Schools partners with high schools in West Philadelphia to support students in attaining high school, post-secondary, and career success. Penn students work one-on-one with high school students on college searches and applications as well as financial aid and scholarship research.

Contact: Theresa Simmonds,


Community Schools Student Partnerships

Community School Student Partnerships (CSSP) supports school day and after school programs for children in West Philadelphia. Student mentors work at the Netter Center’s University-Assisted Community Schools with teachers, staff, and others to support students’ academic and extracurricular endeavors. Programs include school day and after school. Transportation from campus is provided.

Apply at




GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Programs) is looking for volunteer tutors/mentors to work with 9th grade high school students in the classroom and/or after-school to help them get ready for college and career! Tutors needed in following subject areas: Algebra, Science, and Literacy/Writing. 

Contact: Candace Eaton,


Moelis Access Science

Moelis Access Science (MAS) Fellows seek to enrich science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for students in grades K-12 at the Netter Center’s University-Assisted Community Schools though hands-on, inquiry-based activities. At the same time, MAS works to improve undergraduate and graduate STEM education at Penn.


Netter Center Evaluation Data Team

The Netter Center Evaluation Data Team works with University-Assisted Community Schools on data collection and evaluation of school day and after school programs to measure engagement and impact. This includes working with all stakeholders, including Penn and K-12 students, faculty, teachers and staff, and others.



Penn Reading Initiative

Penn Reading Initiative (PRI) is a tutoring program developed by the Penn Linguistics Laboratory to raise the reading levels of urban elementary school students. PRI tutors work one-on-one with students and use The Reading Road, a curriculum that includes lessons, stories, and games designed to engage the interest of inner-city kids.


Rebel Ventures

Rebel Ventures is a 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. Positions include design support, brand support, social media support, operations manager, sales manager, administrative coordinator, evaluation coordinator, outreach coordinator. Positions require availability from Tues or Wed 3:30-6:30 pm AND Thursday 3:30-6:30 pm. 

Contact: Jarrett Stein, 


Silverman Fellows Program

Fellows work to either promote literacy and site-based communication about UACS programming; or promote critical reading, writing, and speaking skills in West Philadelphia high-school classrooms utilizing bioethics and social ethics.

Contact: Bianca White,


Urban Arts, Culture, and Humanities Program 

In the Urban, Arts, Culture, and Humanities Program (UACHP), students engage in arts, culture, and humanities partnerships. Partners include West Philadelphia schools, non-profit organizations, the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, The Rotunda, the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program, and other local partners.

University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) Sports Program

*Currently hiring UACS Sports Program Associates who can support school day PE classes or lead after-school sports and fitness activities. For more details, visit this link.


UACS Sports programs engage K-12 West Philadelphia students in sports, fitness, and health-related activities. This initiative aims to create and sustain quality sports programs in our university-assisted community schools that encourage physical activity in a fun, safe environment as well as foster character and leaders development through sports participation. UACS Sports programs support school-day physical education classes, after school and summer sports programs, sports-based leadership development for middle & high school students and tutoring.

Contact: Jennifer Chu,


Young Quakers Community Athletics

*Currently hiring YQ Associates who are available Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 pm. For more details, visit this link.

Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) is an afterschool initiative between the Netter Center and the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA). This initiative, directed through Netter’s University-Assisted Community Schools program (UACS), creates mutually beneficial partnerships between Penn athletes (varsity and non) and West Philadelphia public school students. Non-varsity athletes are needed to provide additional academic support, athletic training, and supervision.

Contact: Jennifer Chu,