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About Philadelphia Center, The

The Philadelphia Center is a full-service experiential education program managed by Hope College that was founded and recognized by the Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the center integrates professional work, academic seminars and independent living experiences in urban Philadelphia communities and offers opportunities in most fields of study. The program has over 800 different internship options, and time-tested housing and placement process.

The Philadelphia Center’s connections with over 800 institutions and businesses allow students to interview for and attain internships suited to their fields of study. Advisors and placement supervisors assist students with their internship search and devise a learning plan, setting learning objectives for the intern to pursue through the experience. Interns earn a full semester of credit, work four days a week and live with fellow students in a Philadelphia apartment. Past interns have worked with Smith Barney, Anthropologie, Philadelphia City Paper, Children’s Crisis Treatment Network, the Arden Theatre and the Philadelphia 76ers.


Students must be enrolled full time in an accredited U.S. institution and have sophomore, junior or senior standing.

Philadelphia Center, The

The Philadelphia Center
Philadelphia Center, The
North American Building, 7th Floor
121 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-4577
Phone: (215) 735-7300


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Program Fee, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors


Philadelphia, PA