Internships

We partner with organizations and companies in the greater Philadelphia area to offer students opportunities to gain meaningful, transformative, real-world experience.

Whether you study in Philly in the fall, spring, or summer, our faculty and staff will help ensure you enjoy a positive learning experience. Learning for students at The Philadelphia Center starts before the internship, during the placement process, where students work with TPC’s Director to find a placement that supports their academic and professional goals, as well as their personal working style. The placement and interviewing process is all part of the learning experience.

Interviewing 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

Find Your Internship

Fall or Spring

Summer

During Your Internship

After securing your internship, you will work closely with TPC’s Director, who helps ensure that you’ll enjoy a substantial learning experience during your placement. You will spend up to four full workdays per week in your internship and meet with a designated site supervisor weekly.  Once per week, TPC students come together for the Experiential Learning and Field Placement course, which provides space for thoughtful reflection.  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

Our placements are often with small and medium-sized companies, start ups, and nonprofit organizations.

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Related Areas

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

Arts, Fine Toggle Accordion

Related Areas

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

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Related Areas

  • Accounting
  • Economics & Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • IT/Web Development & Design
  • Management & Market Research
  • Personnel/Human Resources
  • Real Estate/Property Management

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Related Areas

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

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Related Areas

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

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Related Areas

  • Advocacy
  • City Planning
  • City, State, Federal Government
  • Community Organizing and Outreach
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law/Law Enforcement
  • Development & Grant Writing
  • Heath-Related Political/Social Organizing
  • Political Organizing/Campaigning
  • Public Interest Law

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Related Areas

  • Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology
  • Ecology & Environmental Sciences
  • Health Care (Pre-Med, Nursing, Physical Fitness)
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health-Related Counseling
  • Health-Related Political/Social Organizing
  • Related Health Services (Art, OT, PT)
  • Zoology

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

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  • Ecology & Environmental Sciences

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Related Areas

  • Advocacy
  • Social Work – Administration
  • Social Work – Case Work

The relationships I made through this program and at my internship have deeply impacted my life and my career. I actually moved out to Philadelphia after I graduated college. My contacts with the Philly Center and my internship have created for me the opportunity to return to this area which I love, and to have the opportunity to become a police officer.

Ben

Ben

Hope College