Project Description

INTERNSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

An Inside Look at Professional Life

Internships are glimpses into possible career paths — and maybe even your own professional future! JKCP internships place you within your field of choice, with a mentor who gives you a hands-on, three-week look at what they do — a priceless opportunity to see a career in action. Walk away from your internship with a better understanding of industry realities as well as your own interest.

There’s no better way to understand a profession than by actually doing it, which is exactly what a summer internship offers: a chance to do meaningful work in the field of your choice. Why spend four years in college studying for a career you’ve never experienced? This is a fantastic opportunity to hone your interests and expand your professional network earlier than most!

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Location: University of Pennsylvania
Grades: Rising 11th & 12th
Session One: June 21 – July 11
Session Two: July 12 – August 1
Session Length: 3 Weeks

This program has a rolling admissions timeline. We recommend applying as soon as possible.

Residential Tuition: $5,990

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“Overall, week 1 taught me to get out of my comfort zone and not only do what I love but, through this internship I have the ability to observe and help out my dream job!”

Hanah S., Veterinary Intern

SCHEDULE OF A DAY

There really is no “typical” day at Internships. As this is an internship, the schedule depends on your placement and can vary by day. Here is a sample schedule of what a day could look like.

  • 7:30am Breakfast

  • 8:15am Depart for Internship

  • 12:00pm Lunch

  • 5:00pm Return to Penn’s Campus

  • 6:00pm Dinner

  • 7:00pm Evening Activity

INTERNSHIP INDUSTRIES

WHY DO AN INTERNSHIP

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

It’s hard to put into just a few words why this is such a valuable opportunity for you as a high school student. This is a unique opportunity to network with professionals, get some work experience and glimpse into an industry which you are considering for college and possibly beyond. If you read any of our interns’ testimonials, you will see that these experiences often impact their future decisions, ignite their passion for a particular field, direct their college choices and will definitely make a significant impression on their lives.

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LIFE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

A historic Ivy League university. Located in the heart of Philadelphia. During the summer, the UPenn campus is filled with high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and professors; giving you the real collegiate experience.

International Experience. About 40% of students come from around the world to join us each summer. Every year we hear how much students enjoy meeting people from all over the country and the world and how it opened their eyes to different parts of the globe.

Trips & Activities. There is always something to do when class is over: movies, tours, events, going to the gym and more. Campus is surrounded by dozens of shops and restaurants that are fun to explore with friends. Trips are offered every Saturday to regional destinations of your choice. And Sundays are for exploring the Philadelphia region.

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2020 DATES & PRICES

  • Session One: June 21 – July 11
  • Session Two: July 12 – August 1
  • Internship placement
  • Transportation to and from your internship location
  • Program activities and weekly off-campus trips
  • Rooming at the University of Pennsylvania
  • On-campus meals (Breakfast and Dinner only)
  • Evening activities
  • Weekend trips

  • Non-refundable application fee: $200
  • Lunch during the work work
  • Optional services such as linen and airport transportation
  • Meals during weekend trips and off-campus weekday dinners

Students arrive on Sundays and depart on Saturday mornings.

  • Must be a Rising Junior (2021 graduating class) or Rising Senior (2020 graduating class) to apply
  • Personal Information (required, citizenship, additional addresses, biographical, and alumni information) 
  • Résumé (required, a one-page template will be provided) 
  • Personal statement (required, Topic: “In 3 paragraphs, please describe a personal experience that prompted your interest in your chosen field. What attracts you to this potential career path? Why do you want to do an internship this summer?”) 
  • School information (required, including name, address, phone, type, graduation year, and guidance counselor information) 
  • Academic transcript including Fall grades (required, we accept unofficial and official transcripts) 
  • Letter of recommendation (we require one letter which may be written by a current or recent teacher, school administrator, employer or mentor, or director of extracurricular activities) 
  • International students will be required to show competency in English. In order of our preference, the student may submit TOEFL, ACT, SAT, or a letter of recommendation from English Teacher.  

This program has a rolling admissions timeline and completed applications will be considered on a weekly basis. Applicants must register and complete their application before the set deadline to be considered for admission.

The application for Session 1 will close on May 22, 2020.

The application for Session 2 will close on June 12, 2020.

HOW TO APPLY

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Schedule a call with our internship advisor to discuss which internship is right for you.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
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