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Career Services Summer Funding

There are a variety of funding sources across Penn for professional pursuits over the summer. We encourage you to check some of highlighted resources below.

Career Services Summer Funding for undergraduates

Career Services offers summer funding to eligible students to pursue internships and other summer work opportunities. Check out our FAQs and read more about eligibility and application guidelines.

Graduate student summer internship funding

In partnership with GAPSA, Penn Career Services will offer a limited amount of funding for unpaid summer internships for 2024. The application will open in March 2024 – see details here.

Other Penn Sources of
Funding to explore

Besides Career Services, there are multiple sources of funding throughout Penn available to support students with summer and some post-grad opportunities.

Non-Penn (External) Sources of Funding

There are multiple funding sources outside of Penn available to support students with summer and some post-grad opportunities. Take advantage of The Grant Advisor and SPIN Database

Tips for Applying for Funding

Review these best practices before submitting any application for funding to improve your chances for funding success.

Financial Wellness

Whether you are receiving a one-time financial award from Penn or getting paid every week from your internship, it is important to learn how to use your money wisely. Check out these guides on budgeting, banking, debt, and investing from Financial Wellness @ Penn!

My First Time Start-Up Internship 

Jinghao Zhang, SEAS Masters in Computer & Information Science, 2023

Thanks to the generous funding provided by GAPSA and Penn Career Services, I was able to take the role of a backend software developer intern at Roamer, a young start-up …

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Impact of Environments and Availability on Food Preference

Randy Bach, COL ’24, San Diego, CA

I’ve always been interested in food behavior: specifically in what we eat, why we eat, and what factors influence how much we eat. At Penn, I started research to explore these fields, and …

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My Summer with the XR Learning Platform 

Jingzhuo Hu, SEAS Masters of Computer and Information Technology, 2023

As my exhilarating summer internship at The Commons XR comes to a close, I find myself astounded by the transformative power of extended reality(XR) and the innovative strides we’ve taken …

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The Importance of Details at the Chung Lab

Hannah Kim, COL ’25, Glastonbury, CT

The first several days of working in the Chung Lab involved making implants. Even just getting used to the microscope was an ordeal, because I was not used to seeing my hands move in …

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Reflection on my Summer at DataLynn

Ze Sheng, SEAS Masters in Systems Engineering, 2023

In the blink of an eye, the sun sets on my summer internship. As I look back over the past couple of months, I realize that I have gained more than just …

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