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 more about each position. All applications must be completed using this Qualtrics form, due Friday March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

  • 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.
  • Novick Urban Farm

    Novick Urban Farm (NUF) is an educational non-profit garden in Philadelphia focused on nutrition and agricultural education opportunities. The farm’s educational programs provide children’s groups, and people of all ages, hands-on experiences focused on sustainability, biodiversity, and nutrition.
  • 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.
  • Share Food Program

    Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization focused on eradicating food insecurity in the Philadelphia Region through food distribution, education, and advocacy. Through partnerships with nearly 800 schools and more than 350 pantries across the region, Share Food Program has recently become the largest-serving food bank in the Philadelphia Region, and the largest independent food bank in the country.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Philadelphia Inquirer's Data-Driven Storytelling desk is a team focused on enterprise journalism, collaborating across the Inquirer newsroom to conceive of and guide data projects and reporting tools.