Internships

Internships

We partner with over 900 organizations and companies in the greater Philadelphia area to offer students a once in a lifetime opportunity at real-world experience. Whether you study in Philly in the fall, spring or summer, our faculty advisors will help ensure you enjoy a positive learning experience.

FIND YOUR INTERNSHIP

Fall or Spring

The internship placement process begins upon enrollment to the Philadelphia Center with our placement information survey. Our faculty will meet with you once you arrive in Philadelphia to learn more about your interests and goals before assisting you with your search for the right internship. An in-person interview with several organizations allows you to:

  • Learn more about your role within an organization
  • Understand what learning opportunities are available
  • Discover which company or organization would best suit you
  • Meet your potential supervisor

 

Summer

Prior to your arrival in Philadelphia, you will participate in phone or video interviews with several organizations to determine the perfect summer internship opportunity. Students work approximately 32-40 hours per week and will receive five credits upon completion of their internship.

DURING YOUR INTERNSHIP

After securing your internship, you will work closely with TPC’s faculty advisors, who help ensure that you’ll enjoy a substantial learning experience during your 32-hour-a-week placement. You will develop an individualized learning plan, concentrate on key knowledge and skill areas, produce a professional portfolio, and participate in on-site meetings throughout the course of the program.

Sample Opportunities

Arts, Applied

Related Areas

  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design & Production
  • Interior Design & Fashion Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Music Production & Promotion
  • Commercial Photography

What you Could Do

  • Anthropologie, Retail and Buying Intern
  • Bloomfield & Associates, Architectural Intern
  • City Planning Commission, Planning Assistant
  • Johnny Brenda’s Concert Venue, Showrunner
  • Paragraph Inc., Marketing and Design Intern
  • The Rotunda, Programming and Outreach Intern
  • Schrader Group Architecture, LLC, Architectural Design Intern
  • VILLA, Marketing Intern
  • WHYY, Educational Programming Intern
Arts, Fine

Related Areas

  • Dance
  • Music (Vocal & Instrumental)
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture & Ceramics
  • Theater Arts

What You Could Do

  • Arden Theatre Company, Production Intern
  • Barnes Foundation, Art Conservation Intern
  • Center for Emerging Visual Arts, Assistant to the Director
  • Clay Studio, Studio Technician Assistant
  • Fleisher Art Memorial, Program and Exhibitions Assistant
  • Freeman’s Auctioneers, Paintings and Prints Intern
  • Fringe Arts, Arts Management Intern
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Marketing Intern
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Education Intern
  • Philadelphia Film Society, Marketing and Promotions Intern
  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Marketing Intern
Business & Economics

Related Areas

  • Accounting
  • Economics & Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • IT/Web Development & Design
  • Management & market Research
  • Personnel/Human Resources

What You Could Do

  • Ag Conexus, Digital marketing Associate
  • Blue Bell Private Wealth Management, Assistant Investment Advisor
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economic Analysis and Information Assistant
  • City of Philadelphia Controller’s Office, Audit Associate
  • Comcast Spectator, Marketing Services Intern
  • Haverford Trust Company, Fixed Income Research Intern
  • Hay Group, Productized Services Intern
  • Korn Ferry International, Research Associate Intern
  • Philadelphia Phillies, Accounting Intern
  • Probaris, Software Developer
  • VILLA, Marketing and Licensing Intern
Communications & Media

Related Areas

  • Advertising
  • Corporate Communications
  • Development & Grant Writing
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Special Events
  • Writing, Editing, Publishing

What You Could Do

  • Domus, Inc., Public Relations and Advertising Intern
  • DuPont, Communications Intern
  • Econsult Solutions, Marketing Intern
  • Eventricity, Special Events Intern
  • Leadership Solutions, Inc., Associate Consultant
  • Legal Intelligencer (ALM), Editorial Assistant
  • Paragraph Inc., Branding and Communications Intern
  • Planned Parenthood, Marketing and Social Media Intern
  • North American Publishing Company, Editorial Intern
  • Quirk Books, Editorial Intern
  • Vetri Foundation, Foundation Intern
Education & Student Teaching

Related Areas

  • Alternative Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Museum Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

What You Could Do

  • African American Museum in Philadelphia, Education and Public Programming Intern
  • Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, Therapeutic Nursery Assistant
  • Cliveden Museum in Germantown, Education and Programming Intern
  • Franklin Learning Center, Assistant Teacher
  • Greenfield Elementary School, Student Teacher
  • HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Special Education Student Teacher
  • Independence Charter School, Student Teacher
  • Julia R. Masterman School, Student Teacher
  • KIPP Philadelphia Charter School, School-Based Operations Intern
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Education Intern
Law & Government

Related Areas

  • City Planning
  • City, State, Federal Government
  • Community Organizing and Outreach
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law/Law Enforcement
  • Political Organizing/Campaigning
  • Public Interest Law

What You Could Do

  • American Civil Liberties Union, Legal Intern
  • Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Legal Intern
  • City Council, Legislative and Policy Intern
  • City Planning Commission, Planning Assistant
  • Defender’s Association, Homicide Mitigation, Assistant Trial Attorney
  • District Attorney’s Office, Investigations Unit, Legal Intern
  • Goldman Properties, Assistant to Leasing Director
  • Mensing Law, LLC, Legal Intern
  • Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corp., Assistant to Executive Director
  • Support Center for Child Advocates, Child Advocacy Intern
  • Zane Management Inc., Entertainment Law Intern

 

Medicine & Health Sciences

Related Articles

  • Health Care (Pre-Med, Nursing, Physical Fitness)
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health-Related Counseling
  • Health-Related Political/Social Organizing
  • Related Health Services (Art, OT, PT)
  • Veterinary Medicine

What You Could Do

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Genetics Intern
  • Mazzoni Center, Smoking Cessation Intern
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy Aid
  • Philadelphia F.I.G.H.T., Research Intern
  • Prevention Point Philadelphia, Syringe Exchange Program Intern
  • St. Joseph’s University, Athletic Training
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Emergency Room Trauma Assistant
  • University of Pennsylvania, AIDS Clinical Trials Unit or Research Assistant
  • University of Pennsylvania, Veterinary Hospital, Pathobiology Research Assitant
  • University of Pennsylvania, Cardiovascular Laboratory or Laboratory Technician

 

 

Other Fields

Related Articles

  • Ethnic and International Studies
  • Ministry
  • Museum, Curatorial
  • Peace Studies
  • Real Estate/Property Management
  • Sports
  • Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies

What You Could Do

  • American Friends Service Committee, Peace and Justice Intern
  • Eastern State Penitentiary Historical Site, Assistant to Program Director
  • Equality Pennsylvania, Program Intern
  • Goldman Properties, Assistant to Leasing Director
  • Independence National Historical Park, Curatorial Intern
  • Maternity Care Coalition, Advocate
  • Mayor’s Office of Faith Based Initiatives, Project Specialist
  • Philadelphia F.I.G.H.T., Youth Health Empowerment Intern
  • Nationalities Services Center, Social Services Intern
  • Soccer Shots, Operations and Development Intern
  • Temple University, Athletic Communications – Sports Media Relations Intern
  • Urban League of Philadelphia, Marketing and Communications Intern
Other Sciences

Related Articles

  • Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology
  • Ecology & Environmental Sciences
  • Zoology

What You Could Do

  • Academy of Natural Science, Animal Care Intern
  • Bartram’s Garden, Horticultural Assistant
  • Clean Air Council, Environmental Intern
  • Energy Justice Network, Environmental Justice Intern
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Assistant
  • Philadelphia Zoological Gardens, Animal Care Intern
  • Sensonics Inc., Product Development Assistant
  • University of Pennsylvania, Biology Research Assistant
Psychological & Social Sciences

Related Areas

  • Advocacy
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling, Adults
  • Counseling, Children & Adolescents
  • Counseling, Geriatric Populations
  •  Social Work – Administration
  • Social Work – Case Work

What You Could Do

  • Black Women’s Health Alliance, Health Education Intern
  • Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, Therapeutic Nursery Assistant
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Oncology, Pediatric Psychology Research Assistant
  • Community Organization for Mental Health and Rehabilitation (COMHAR), Counseling Assistant
  • Defender’s Association, Juvenile Special Defense Unit, Legal/ Social Work Intern
  • Drexel University College of Medicine, Child Psychology Intern
  • HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Special Education Student Teacher
  • Maternity Care Coalition, Social Services Intern
  • Nationalities Service Center, Social Work Intern
  • Pennsylvania Prison Society, Caseworker and Advocacy Intern
  • Philadelphia F.I.G.H.T., Youth Health Empowerment Intern
  • Public Health Management Corporation, Social Work Intern
  • Project H.O.M.E., Advocacy and Counseling Assistant
  • Support Center for Child Advocates, Child Advocacy Intern
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Assistant Neurology Researcher
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Sleep Disorders Research Assistant
  • University of Pennsylvania, Neuropsychiatry Unit,
  • Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Research Assistant
  • Youth Services, Inc., Case Manager Intern