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Finding Interns in Philadelphia

 

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I’ve had great luck with interns and I’m always amazed at how under-utilized they are at other startups. The most common complaint I hear is where to find them besides posting a description on Craiglist. That inspired me to put this list of ten fifteen resources together. I’ve broken them down by unpaid, for credit and paid internships. You will notice there are duplicates that fit into both unpaid and paid categories.

I’ve also made the information available in this Philadelphia Internship Opportunities Google Doc.

Tips for getting started: Filter the resources you’re most interested in and start by looking at the link(s) provided. Your best bet is to post a description of what you’re looking for. Most of these will require you create a profile and some have an approval process. If you have any questions, contact the party specified below.

Unpaid Internships:

1. Drexel University – Steinbright Career Development Center
Student Type: Undergraduate
Concentration: Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing & Health Professions, Biomedical Engineering, Media Arts & Design
Contact Information: Mark Gress Jr, 215.895.6467, gress@drexel.edu
Availability: Fall/Winter, Spring/Summer or Summer only
Website: http://www.drexel.edu/scdc/employers/coop-recruiting/index.html
Guidelines: http://www.drexel.edu/catalog/GENERAL/coop-index.htm

2. Drexel University – Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship
Student Type: Graduate
Concentration: MBA
Contact Information: Rebekka Shepherd, 215.895.2143, rsw36@drexel.edu
Availability: Anytime online
Website: https://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Centers/Baiada/Entrepreneur/NewVentures/index.php

3. Temple University – Center for Student Professional Development
Student Type: Undergraduate
Concentration: Accounting, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, HR, Legal, Int’l Business, MIS, Marketing, Real Estate
Contact Information: Jean Bandini, 215.204.1158, jbandini@temple.edu
Availability: Anytime
Website: http://sbm.temple.edu/cspd/employer.html

4. UPenn – Career Services
Student Type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Concentration: Arts & Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nursing, Business, Biomedical Graduate Studies, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Fine Arts/School of Design, Nursing, Social Policy & Practice
Contact Information: Shannon Kell, 215.898.4827, shakelly@upenn.edu
Availability: Anytime
Website: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/pennlink_employers.html

5. UPenn – Wharton CareerPath
Student Type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Concentration: MBA
Contact Information: 215.898.4383, mbarecruiting@wharton.upenn.edu
Availability: Anytime online
Website: https://wharton-csm.symplicity.com/employers

6. UPenn – Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs – Resume Book
Student Type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Concentration: Entrepreneurship
Contact Information: Megan Mitchell, mmitch2@wharton.upenn.edu
Availability: Anytime
Website: http://wep.wharton.upenn.edu/WEPResumeBook.aspx

For Credit Internships:

1. Temple University’s GSM Internship Program
Concentration: Entrepreneurship
Contact Information: Coming soon
Availability: Fall/Winter, Spring or Summer

2. The Philadelphia Center
Student Type: Undergrad (full-time for 8 or 16 weeks)
Concentration: Accounting to Zoology. A full list of majors can be found here.
Contact Information: Char Vandermeer, 215.735.7300 ext. 14, vandermeer@tpc.edu
Availability: Fall/Winter, Spring
Website: http://www.tpc.edu/internships

Paid Internships:

1. Drexel University – College of Information Science & Technology
Student Type: Undergraduate & Graduate
Concentration: Information Technology
Contact Information: Jennifer Lally, 215.895.1077, JL352@drexel.edu or forward your description to placement@ischool.drexel.edu
Availability: Anytime
Website: http://www.ischool.drexel.edu/APF/JobPlacement/Search/JobPostings
Guidelines: http://www.ischool.drexel.edu/APF/JobPlacement/Search/JobPostings/Guidelines

2. Drexel University – Department of Computer Science
Student Type: Undergraduate
Concentration: Computer Science – for a full list of job types, click here.
Contact Information: webmaster@cs.drexel.edu and on Twitter @drexelcs
Availability: Anytime
Website: https://www.cs.drexel.edu/jobs

3. Drexel University – LeBow College of Business (MBA Career Services)
Student Type: Graduate
Concentration: Business/MBA
Contact Information: Stephanie Johnson, 215.571.3593, stjohnson@drexel.edu
Availability: Anytime
Website: http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/CareerServices/index.php

4. Drexel University – Steinbright Career Development Center
Student Type: Undergraduate
Concentration: Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing & Health Professions, Biomedical Engineering, Media Arts & Design
Contact Information: Mark Gress Jr, 215.895.6467, gress@drexel.edu
Availability: Fall/Winter, Spring/Summer or Summer only
Website: http://www.drexel.edu/scdc/employers/coop-recruiting/index.html
More information: http://www.drexel.edu/catalog/GENERAL/coop-index.htm

5. Drexel University – Steinbright Career Development
Student Type: Graduate
Concentration: MBA, Information Systems, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Contact Information: Ken Bohrer, 215.895.1642, kbohrer@drexel.edu
Availability: Every June and September
Website: http://www.drexel.edu/scdc/coop/graduate

6. National University of Singapore – Overseas Colleges Program
Student Type: Undergraduate (35 hrs/week for one year at $1650/month)
Concentration: Entrepreneurship
Contact Information: Yu Ling, 215.966.6083, yuling@nus.edu.sg
Process: Resumes are sent to interested parties every April and October
Website: http://www.overseas.nus.edu.sg/forCompanies_partnershipOpportunities.htm

7. UPenn – Career Services
Student Type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Concentration: Arts & Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nursing, Business, Biomedical Graduate Studies, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Fine Arts/School of Design, Nursing, Social Policy & Practice
Contact Information: Shannon Kell, 215.898.4827, shakelly@upenn.edu
Availability: Anytime
Website: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/pennlink_employers.html

8. UPenn – Wharton CareerPath
Student Type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Concentration: MBA
Contact Information: 215.898.4383, mbarecruiting@wharton.upenn.edu
Availability: Anytime online
Website: https://wharton-csm.symplicity.com/employers

9. UPenn – Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs – Resume Book
Student Type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Concentration: Entrepreneurship
Contact Information: Megan Mitchell, mmitch2@wharton.upenn.edu
Availability: Anytime
Website: http://wep.wharton.upenn.edu/WEPResumeBook.aspx

You can also try CareerPhilly, another resource that I’ve had success with previously. If you have an additional resource or an update to the list, please let me know in the comments and I’ll make the change. I hope you find this helpful!

  • Johnnystartup

    You are 100% correct in saying that student help is underutilized in the startup community. At SCVNGR, we hire almost 25 interns each summer and keep around 5-10 on board after the summer. If guided appropriately, the return per intern vastly outweighs their cost.

    • Anonymous

      Jeez, just how big are you guys? That’s a lot of interns to fetch you coffee ;-)

      Seriously though, my interns have been superstars and have gone on to do great things. I’m about to hire 4 for the summer myself!

  • Anonymous

    Hey CH – Thanks for the comment. It’s under paid internships. I’m waiting for Yu Ling to get back to me with the registration dates so I can add it above. If you have a timeline, I’d love to know. Thanks!

  • phil_ives

    I had a pretty bad experience with my NUS intern. It was costly on my time and their stipend is more than negligible. Something to consider.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.r.coleman Jason Coleman

    Great stuff. I think a follow up on what you have/would actually post to these places to attract the best interns would be nice.

    Thanks.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Jason. I was planning on discussing how to screen interns next but I can spend some time on that as well.

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  • Nadine

    Yasmine – this is awesome. Thank you for putting it together!
     

    • Anonymous

      I’m glad it was helpful, Nadine!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/aaron.h.mclean Aaron McLean

    University of the Arts and AIPH are both good schools to go to for creative and Web interns.

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