Fall 2018 Student Employment Opportunities

Work Study and Volunter 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 both 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 Emploment Office Job Search website and type keyword 'Netter Center.'


Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative

The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) offers nutrition-based and 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. AUNI’s approach to nutrition education includes hands-on experiences for students to grow, cook, consume, and sell healthy foods. 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 at a variety of senior community centers, low-income housing units, shelters, and healthcare institutions throughout West and Southwest Philadelphia.

Contact: Yvonne Jones, yvonnema@sas.upenn.edu


Arts, Culture, and Humanities (Silverman) Fellows

Fellows work to promote and strengthen literacy and communication skills among K-12 students. They also create site and program-based newsletters, videos, and other media with UACS students for dissemination to the wider community. Fellows engage in creative projects that match their interests and the needs of the partner school. Please indicate preferred age-group, K-8th or high school.

Contact: Nadia Henry, henrynad@sas.upenn.edu


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 other partners to support students’ academic and extracurricular endeavors.

Contact: penncssp@gmail.com


Dance for Health

Dance for Health is a multi-level partnership between Penn's School of Nursing, the Netter Center's after school program at Sayre High School, and Sayre-Morris Recreation Center. We are looking for Penn students interested in promoting healthy lifestyles and engaging with high school youth to support the Dance for Health program on Thursdays after school. Penn students will also participate in the line dancing class that takes place from 5-7pm at the recreation center across the street from Sayre HS.

Contact: Candace Eaton, eatonc@sas.upenn.edu



GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Programs) is looking for Penn student tutors and mentors to work with 10th and 11th grade high school students! This would involve supporting students in the classroom and/or after school to help them get ready for college and career. Tutors are needed in the following subject areas: Algebra, Science, Literacy/Writing, and SAT Prep. There are also opportunities beyond traditional tutoring. If you have an idea for an after school activity or workshop that would be of interest to our high school students, please reach out to us!

Contact: Candace Eaton, eatonc@sas.upenn.edu


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.

Contact: MASFellowcoordinator@gmail.com


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.

Contact: applytonccpevaluation@gmail.com


Penn Reading Initiative

Penn Reading Initiative (PRI) is a student-run organization supported by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships’ University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) program. It was developed through a partnership between the Netter Center and the Penn Linguistics Lab. Using a 1:1 tutoring-based partnership model, the program is designed to link Penn undergraduate and graduate students with students from elementary schools in West Philadelphia. Penn tutors are carefully trained to mentor and support students in grades two and three, working to improve their reading skills and cultivate their passion for learning through a research-based curriculum with a track record of success. PRI uses The Reading Road curriculum in conjunction with classroom learning activities to enhance students’ reading experiences and excitement for in-depth phonetics understanding and reading comprehension.

Contact: penn.reading@gmail.com


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.

Contact: Jarrett Stein, steinjm@sas.upenn.edu


Sayre Health Initiatives, Education, and Leadership Development (SHIELD)

The Sayre Health Center is looking for mentors for the SHIELD program. The Sayre Health Initiatives, Education, and Leadership Development (SHIELD) program is an after school training program that prepares high school students for careers in health care. Students are taught the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam, an industry recognized certification. SHIELD students and mentors work alongside our clinical staff, assisting in the provision of patient care.  

Contact: Joe Brand, jbrandr@sas.upenn.edu


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 Rotunda, the 40th Street Arts-in-Residence Program, and other local partners.

Contact: Rotunda and 40th Street AIR Interns - Gina Renzi, gina@therotunda.org


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.

Contact: Paulette Branson, pbran@sas.upenn.edu


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. Please refer to Penn's Student Employment website https://www.sfs.upenn.edu/seo/job_search/ for more detailed position descriptions. We are looking for energetic, engaging students who enjoy working with kids!

Contact: Paige Lombard, plombard@sas.upenn.edu