Summer Fellowships

About the Summer Fellowships

Summer fellowships with the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program take students from the halls of Congress to metropolitan New York City and everywhere in between. The various fellowships sponsored during the summer place students with innovative leaders in local and national non-profit and public sector organizations to work on civic-minded projects and original research. These paid, full-time fellowships are ideal for Penn students seeking civic-minded opportunities or for those who are interested in working on research intensive projects. Applications for the summer are due at various times throughout the spring semester. Please see the specific fellowship opportunities below to learn about the application deadline for each specific fellowship.

  • Brookings Institution

    The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
  • Children’s Healthcare is a Legal Duty (CHILD USA)

    CHILD USA is a child abuse nonprofit that cuts through the shame and the secrecy to gather and analyze the data behind abuse and neglect. As a child abuse nonprofit dedicated to protecting kids and preventing abuse, CHILD USA conducts research, compiles evidence, promotes ideas, and proposes the most effective policies to prevent childhood abuse and neglect.
  • Girls Inc.

    Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, through direct service and advocacy. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and evidence-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
  • Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

    The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger 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.
  • National Urban League

    The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities.
  • Nutritional Development Services

    Nutritional Development Services (NDS) is an agency of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia within the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services. For forty years, NDS’ mission has been to serve children and those in need with food and food-related resources.
  • PORES Student Research Fellowship

    The Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES) is an undergraduate research program at the University of Pennsylvania that is committed to data-driven approaches to understanding political outcomes in the United States and beyond. Fellows have the opportunity to work one-on-one with leadings faculty members and researchers.