The Department of Childhood Studies is pleased to announce the inaugural award of undergraduate internships funded by the Mellon Foundation. The department’s grant, Rethinking Race and Justice Through Childhood Studies sponsors five undergraduate student internships per semester.

About the internships:

  • Students will be expected to work 10 hours a week for 12 weeks during the fall term, with a choice from one of our community partners in Philadelphia, Camden and South Jersey.
  • Internships will conclude by December 8, giving students time to prepare for their final classes and exams in the following weeks. (Our last day of classes is Wednesday, December 13.)
  • Students will be paid $17.00 an hour.  In addition to their paychecks, students will receive three credits for participating in the internship program.
  • If accepted into the program, students then must enroll in the internship course taught by Ms. Cheryl Hallman of Career Services. The internship course with Career Services is completely remote and asynchronous to allow for easy scheduling. 

How to apply:

The deadline for fall internship applications is Friday, August 18, 2023, by 5 p.m. EST. Interested students, visit for more information and to fill out an application.

The Childhood Studies internship committee will review the applicants and their ranked choices of programs, and connect employers and interns.