The Netter Center is currently operating remotely.  Please contact for general inquiries.

View the latest "Letter from Netter": Information & Virtual Enrichment Activities for University-Assisted Community Schools families. For previous issues, visit UACS webpage

Penn coronavirus website:
School District coronavirus website:

Netter Center Statement on Recent Tragic Events - June 2, 2020

Current Student Openings

See Below for Currently Open Program 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 in the link below. For more information on work opportunities, please visit the Student Employment Office Jobs Database and type keyword 'Netter Center.'




Academically Based Community Service

Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) integrates service with research, teaching, and learning. Through ABCS, Penn students, faculty, and staff work to improve the quality of life and learning in the community and the quality of learning and scholarship in the university through collaborative problem-solving to foster structural community improvement (e.g., effective public schools, neighborhood economic development). ABCS emphasizes student and faculty reflection on the community engagement experience, helping students become active, creative, contributing citizens of a democratic society.

Available positions:
Students for Environmental Equity (SEE) Fellows

Contact: Faustine Sun,


Administrative Opportunities at the Netter Center

Available positions:
UACS Administrative Office Assistant (rolling application process)
West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Intern


Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative

The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) offers nutrition-based, hands-on school day, after school, and summer learning opportunities for more than 10,000 students and their families at over 16 West and Southwest Philadelphia public schools. Its cooking and gardening clubs and youth-run fruit stands connect school day and after school learning activities for K-12 students, and incorporate the academic work of Penn students and faculty. AUNI also boasts a robust Adult Senior Nutrition Program (ASNP) that teaches nutrition education classes throughout Philadelphia. 

Available positions:
AUNI Evaluation Research Assistant
AUNI Fellow
Nutrition Education Assistant
Urban Garden Assistant

Contact: Yvonne Jones, 


Civic Youth Action Partnership

Civic Youth Action Partnership (CYAP) is a new initiative under the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. This student-run group seeks to increase civic education and engagement opportunities for students at Comegys, a middle school in West Philadelphia. Penn students run debates, lead activities involving classic and contemporary civic and government theory, and facilitate the Comegys after-school student government.

Available positions:
CYAP Interns (rolling application process) 



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: Penn and K-12 students, faculty, teachers and staff, and others.

Available positions:
Evaluation Research Assistant
Evaluation Team Office Manager
Senior Statistician



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.

Available positions:
College/Career Mentor
Communication Mentor
Development Mentor
Entrepreneurship Mentor
Evaluation Mentor
Grant Writing Mentor
Graphic Design Mentor
New Product Mentor
Photography Mentor
Sales Mentor
Web Design Mentor
Writing Mentor

Associated nutrition and health program positions:
Fruit Stand Instructor
Fruit Stand Mentor
Garden Mentor
Rebel Chefs Mentor

Contact: Jarrett Stein,


University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) Sports Program

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 leadership development through sports participation. UACS Sports programs support school-day physical education and health classes, after school and summer sports programs, and sports-based leadership development and mentoring for middle & high school students.

Available positions:
Health Education Associate
High School Lacrosse Team Associate
PE/Recess Associate
Sports & Games Associate
UACS Sports Media Associate

Contact: Paulette Branson,


Young Quakers Community Athletics

Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) is an afterschool initiative that is supported by an innovative partnership between the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and Penn’s Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA). The program connects Penn varsity athletes with 4-8 grade students in West Philadelphia public schools for sport skills development, academic enrichment, and mentoring. In addition to the varsity athletes participating in the program, other students (athletes on other teams, or non-varsity athletes) are needed to provide supplementary support. We are looking for energetic, engaging students who enjoy working with kids!

Available positions:
YQ UACS Associate (rolling application process)

Contact: Paige Lombard,