Careers, Internships, & Community Engagement Opportunities

For Summer Search Philly Participants & Alums

If you have any questions, email Robert Gannone at, or your mentor! You can also make an appointment with Robert here

Please note: I highly recommend letting Robert or your mentor know if you are interested or do apply for a position as Summer Search often has connections with the organizations. 

For additional information, check out our Postsecondary resources page here.

Last update: 10/28/2021

Philadelphia Jobs and Internships
Apprenticeship Opportunities

Current Apprenticeship Opportunities:

3-4 year Apprenticeship at GSK

Get PAID and get your Associate's Degree for FREE!

GSK is hiring for four apprentices in their Upper Merion location:

  • Logistics Associate - helping to manage the supply chain so that patients receive their life-saving medicines.
  • Biopharmaceutical associate - ensuring GSK biopharmaceutical manufacturing systems are working efficiently and keeping the highest standards or quality and safety.
  • Calibration and instrumentation technician - operate, maintain and install electronic instrumentation used for the operation of the biopharmaceutical process facility.
  • Maintenance mechanic - play a vital role in performing preventative and corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of biopharmaceutical process equipment.

To apply visit

City of Philadelphia Union Apprenticeship Guidebook

MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES! Check out the guidebook here: -

Get Hired With LaunchCode (Tech)

Launchcode’s apprenticeship program accepts applications on a rolling basis! This program is geared towards individuals who have coding experience and are seeking entry level roles in the tech field. We help connect these individuals with paid apprenticeships with our company partners in the area. Four out of five apprentices go on to transition to full time employment.

Global Venture Catalyst Program – Paid Virtual Technical Internships

Seeking Skilled students with data science, computer science, UI/UX, instructional design, and/or product management focus. Time commitment of 1-2 days of work per week for 8 weeks, followed by 1-2 consecutive two-week sprints this summer. GVC is committed to diversity in the workplace. Students would be working for a global EdTech company. These will be primarily undergraduate or graduate students but could also be talented STEM students from community colleges. Students will work on the most strategic projects in his group alongside world class talent. Questions? Email The link to the application can be found at:

Summer Opportunities

Current/Additional Summer Opportunities:

Multiple Internships at Fab Youth Philly

Fab Youth Philly is made up of youth workers, artists, trainers, curriculum developers, graphic designers, social media experts and others; all of whom have experience working with youth-serving and nonprofit organizations. We are hiring! Interviews will take place virtually; training and employment will be in-person following Covid-19 safety protocols. Candidates must be available to work in a variety of outdoor conditions on a daily basis. Some of our internship opportunities are paid, where others can be done for credit or as a volunteer. Apply at:

Community Assistant at REC Philly

REC is on a mission to empower creative entrepreneurs to do more of what they love. We are a unit, composed of positive team players, who are deeply connected to REC’s mission. REC is looking for a Community Assistant. During this educational internship experience, you will learn the basics behind the various resources artists use across multiple mediums, as well as how to best support artists in their creative journeys. Apply at:

Career Opportunities

Current Career Opportunities

PA College Advising Corps (PCAC), Franklin & Marshall College - Adviser

The Pennsylvania College Advising Corps (PCAC) places recent college graduates in partner high schools to serve as full-time College Advisers for two years. PCAC aims to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education.

College Advisers support high school students and their families throughout career exploration, college application and admission, and financial aid processes, meeting with students in both one-on-one group settings.

To apply visit;jsessionid=EA5F6A2E3E9349DB47034B56E55FFFF5?JOBID=126520

Operations Manager at the Juvenile Law Center

The Operations Manager supports the management of Juvenile Law Center’s human resources, administrative, financial, and IT functions. The Operations Manager must be a problem-solver, a strategic and organized thinker, demonstrate initiative, and be able to work well while managing multiple tasks simultaneously. The Operations Manager must be able to work with all staff, contractors, and partners within their role. This position requires proficient oral and written communication skills; ability to interact with a wide range of stakeholders including staff, board members, foundation staff, vendors and consultants, donors and potential donors; excellent interpersonal and research skills; financial management skills; and the ability to work effectively in a team. This position supports the work of the Chief Operating Officer and other senior leadership staff as needed.

To apply visit

Community Engagement Opportunities

Current Community Engagement Opportunities

Paying Down Your Debt & Improving Credit Score Webinar

The Philadelphia Federal Credit Union has a webinar on paying debt and increasing your credit score. Join the webinar on Tuesday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. They'll 

  • Understanding the importance of reviewing one’s credit report and the steps to take to find and dispute errors
  • Prioritizing your debts
  • Best practices for paying off credit card debt and improving your credit score
  • Exploring choices of last resort for out-of-control debt

Register here.

You can also see all upcoming webinars from PFCU at:

Job Websites

Career, Internship, and Job Websites:

Current Career Website Listings

  • Campus Philly Job Listings
  • Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Job Bank of Listings
  • – Great job aggregator
  • GlassDoor – Search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more.
  • Summer Search CONNECT – view job listings and connect with other Summer Search Alumni/Professionals
  • Google Jobs and Internships: they are always hiring and have internship opportunities - Find out more at the link. 
  • Deloitte SHINE Associates: for recent college graduates interested in marketing, communications, or public relations.
  • City Year: Join a team of young people working in schools across the country to support students and make change.
  • Americorps: variety of service year opportunities are available in many different locations and areas. Learn more at the website and explore what could be a good fit for you.
  • PA Career Link: State organization that connects people with career preparation and good trade programs. Be sure to register for an account with them, and contact the Philadelphia office.  You can also email them at
  • Job Corps: a free job training program. Check out the Philadelphia Center.
  • Philly Career Launch - resources and programming related to the Job Search by the Free Library of Philadelphia
  • internX provides highly qualified, pre-screened entry-level talent for the employer and on-ramps to 21st Century quality jobs for the student.

The Temple University Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative 

The Temple University Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative is currently recruiting adult job seekers for a FREE 10-week workforce readiness program called: NOW Professional Development Program! Participants enrolled in our 10-week NOW Professional Development Program don’t have to pay any enrollment fees, their participation in NOW is totally free – – fully covered by Temple University!

More information is available at:

Career Tips & Resources
Do an informational interview!

Reach out to a professional or alumni through LinkedIn or CONNECT to discuss their career journey and ask questions about their career to help you better understand opportunities and your interests.

Regularly check job sites!

Periodically check company websites and job boards for new opportunities. Some good websites to check out are Campus PhillyGreater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Job Bank, and

Update your Resume and LinkedIn!

Be sure to keep updating your resume, cover letters, and LinkedIn with any relevant information. A video on resume tips can be found here.


Don't forget to login to CONNECT at