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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

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 be offering a limited amount of funding for unpaid or significantly underpaid summer internships for summer 2024. Application details will be shared in January 2024.

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.

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!

Computational Analysis of Methane-Producing Environments, particularly the Stomach of a Cow

Grace Dai, COL ’25, Winston-Salem, NC

Ever since learning that livestock agriculture contributes significantly to global warming, I’ve been curious about ways to reduce those emissions. Over my COVID gap year, I worked with Symbrosia, a biotechnology company growing red …

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A Summer in the Rainforest

Linda Wu, COL & WH ’24, Annandale, VA

International field ecology research isn’t always well funded, especially when there aren’t professors at Penn working with the systems you want to study. The opportunities that do exist are often extremely competitive. …

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Re-Imagining the Economics of Media

Paolo Fornasini, Master of Business Administration, 2023

In today’s crowded arena of digital products, from news sites to productivity platforms, the question of monetization weighs heavily on the minds of the companies behind them. Traditional wisdom leans towards the subscription …

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A Love Letter to Oncology Nursing

Kaitlyn Francisco, NUR ’24, East Brunswick, NJ

When I was 13 years old, I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. It affected my tibia in my left leg and put a halt to my regular life. I …

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My Summer in the Shin Lab

Klarissa Diaz, COL ’26, Houston, TX

Over the summer, I worked in Sunny Shin’s Immunology Lab for the Microbiology Department in the Perelman School of Medicine. I began working in her lab in October when I first came to Penn …

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Career Resources

Highly Aided students are eligible to receive up to $4,500 in funding for unpaid or underpaid internship or research opportunities …


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