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  • Locations: Philadelphia, United States
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Apartment (alone), Student responsibility Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Architecture, Art, Art History, Communication, Computer Science, Design, European Studies, Fashion Design, Film, Graphic Design, History, International Relations, Italian Language & Literature, Literature, Media Studies, Photography, Political Science, Studio Art
Program Type: Internship Abroad, Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

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Set Yourself Up for Life After Graduation

Are you ready for a new type of challenge? Kickstart your professional life by joining a diverse community of students for a term interning, studying, and exploring life in Philadelphia at Intern Philly!

The sixth-largest city in the country, Philadelphia is a young professional’s paradise. It’s economically dynamic, socially diverse, and culturally rich. Based in Center City Philadelphia, Intern Philly lets you apply your on-campus learning to real-world work situations. Program courses will use Philadelphia as your classroom while providing major, minor, and general education credit.

A personalized, exciting internship waits for you in Philly! The Intern Philly Academic Director will work with you to find an internship placement based on your goals for exploring a career path, establishing a network in your desired professional field, and/or preparing for graduate or professional school. Your experience at Intern Philly will amplify your on-campus studies by providing you with the professional skills, life experience, and applied learning to make you stand out to potential employers and admissions officers.

  • Focus on your goals with one-on-one coaching and advising
  • Build professional skills, work experience, and networks
  • Explore your fields(s) of interest as an insider at your internship
  • Learn to assess workplaces and organizations within broader social contexts
  • Try out professional life in Philadelphia, the sixth-largest city in the U.S.

Intern Philly Offers:
  • Customized internship placements across Philadelphia in a wide variety of fields.
  • Courses in Center City – the heart of downtown – that get you out of the classroom to engage the professional, social, and cultural diversity of the city, as well as bring that diversity of perspective and experience into the classroom.
  • Mentoring from the Academic Director allows time to discuss your experiences studying and working in Philadelphia, with an eye toward building your independence, adaptability, initiative-taking, problem-solving skills, and resilience sought by employers.
  • Networking opportunities with other young urban professionals, as well as interview skills training, guidance on writing résumés and cover letters, and networking pitches.
  • Health, safety, and student life guidance to help you learn to navigate and explore the city with confidence.


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please visit the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.