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Summer 2017 Fellowship Opportunity

The Robert A. Fox Leadership Program is seeking a public-spirited Penn student to place in a paid, full-time 10 week summer research and service fellowship. The start date is June 5 or June 12.

We are currently accepting applications for a fellowship with Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger (GPCAH) in Philadelphia. GPCAH strives to build a community where all people have the food they need to lead healthy lives. The Coalition connects people with food assistance programs and nutrition education; provides resources to a network of food pantries; and educates the public and policymakers about responsible solutions that prevent people from going hungry.  The Fox Fellow will work from the GPCAH office at 1725 Fairmount Ave.

The Fox Fellow for SNAP Policy and Research will create a multi-media campaign to publicize DHS’ mobile app for public benefits, focusing on SNAP clients; develop client friendly sample outreach materials, specifically regarding DHS’ August “release,” which will meaningfully increase the mobile app functionality to ease clients’ paperwork burdens (i.e. it will add the ability to submit “semi-annual renewals” (SARs) via mobile phone); test sample outreach materials with clients; research best ways/places to use outreach materials; develop a simple (3 - 4 questions) survey on mobile app awareness/comfort; and collect pre- and post-surveys with clients. The fellowship will include attending relevant meetings with the Benefits Access Work Group (BAWG), and may also involve a minimal amount of other office duties to support the Coalition’s broader work as needed.
 

Interested Penn students, including seniors who graduated in May 2017, should send to Euria Chung (echung@upenn.edu) a resume and a cover letter.  In the letter, describe how the Fellowship will help you explore a particular career path and/or develop a specific skill.

All applications are due by Friday, June 2 by 5:00 PM.  

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should not contact the organization directly.