3- and 6-week sessions
Work in your chosen field
Transportation to and from work included
College Credit from the University of Delaware
Campus life at the University of Pennsylvania
There is no better way to understand a job than by actually doing it. That’s exactly what JKCP Summer Internships offer: a chance to do meaningful, hands-on work in the field of your choice. Get one of the best summer internships in Philadelphia before you head off to college!
You’ll be placed in a professional office or business conveniently located in Greater Philadelphia. And we provide transportation to and from your internship. You’ll have the inside advantage — working 9 to 5 (may vary by internship), Monday through Friday — as you build a network of contacts and develop your resume for the future.
You might be interning with a lawyer, developing marketing campaigns, shadowing a doctor, assisting a vet, or involved with high-profile mentors in industries such as:
science & technology
This is your chance to explore, discover and experience professional life firsthand in a fast-paced, educational and fun environment.
For more info on Internships at Yesh Shabbat, click here.
"I just wanted to let you know that Alex is having the most amazing time attending your program, both academically and socially. It seems to us that he is having a truly life-changing experience and we are so happy that he was given this opportunity. I would be happy to recommend the program to anyone else.” Suzy Rosenthal, parent
Click the internship categories below to see a brief description of what you’ll be doing.
Have another idea for an internship? Let us know and we’ll try to arrange it. Each year we develop new internships based on your ideas.
"I had a great time working with SeventySix, and I can't thank you enough for making it all possible. I'm going to be taking so much away from this experience, and I know that what I've learned is going to be a tremendous help in the future. For the second year in a row, I've had a life-changing experience and I hope to come back next year." -Nick, student
Career Building: An Entrepreneurial Approach (1 credit)
This course is designed to provide practical career development skills and foster an entrepreneurial mindset. Students will learn how to brand themselves through the use of resumes and social media; acquire communication, social influence, and networking skills; and develop an understanding of how to succeed in any workplace.
The course is design to complement the experience you will have at your internship site as you learn about:
Managing Your Personal Brand
Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Dr. Dan Freeman, Director, Horn Program in Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Marketing
Jill Pante, M.Ed., Assistant Director, Lerner College Career Services Center University of Delaware – Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Students in the Julian Krinsky Internship Program can earn college credit from the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. The Business College is accredited by the AASCB (Assoc. of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). To learn more, click here: List of Member Schools.
Application Deadline is May 1. We strongly encourage applying as early as possible to secure the internship field of your choice.
*College credit may not be available for international students.
Our internships are designed to provide meaningful work and life experiences. Interns are selected by the mentoring professionals and companies after a careful review of the their complete application. Our internship coordinator also conducts an extensive interview before you arrive to ensure the placement is right for you and provides the experience you expect.
Depending on your chosen field, you will spend several fascinating weeks working in an office, lab, studio, museum, behind the microphone or on the stage. Learn about the field, get work experience and live away from home in a college environment.
These are some of our mentoring firms and professionals from previous summers. Just think of the valuable experience and contacts you could get at companies like these.
7:00 A.M. — Wake-up. You’ll be living in the famous Quadrangle dorm on the Penn campus.
7:30 — Breakfast. Use your Summer Penn Card for breakfast on campus at 1920 Commons, Starbucks, Einstein Bagels or 3C.
8:00 — Go to Work. We’ll provide transportation to and from your internship.
Midday — Lunch. Lunch is on you, so budget accordingly. Brown-bag it, join your coworkers at a restaurant, or find a comfortable spot for some take-out.
5:00–5:45 — Return to Penn. This is your time. Go for a run, hit the gym, catch up with email or relax with something to read.
6:00 — Dinner. Most evenings we dine together on campus.
7:00 — Evening Activities. Every evening there are scheduled activities to interest everyone, whether you’d rather stay on campus or go into town.
Places within walking distance of Penn:
Shops & entertainment
Food & restaurants
Activities & trips
Two trips are offered each Saturday. You choose one. We leave after breakfast and return in the evening. See Weekend Trips and Destinations for this summer’s schedule, subject to change.
Below please find the most commonly asked questions. If you can't find what you are looking for, please call us and we will be happy to answer your questions.
The program will provide you with a platform to get real-life work experience. Our Internship Director and experienced staff will provide several opportunities that are a potential fit and will work with you to determine the best placement. The Internship program gives you the chance to “try-on” a career before you make the financial commitment to pursue it in college, which is invaluable, even if you recognize that your internship or industry was not exactly what you thought it would be.
No. The program is specifically located near our company headquarters, near Philadelphia, where JKCP began operations over 35 years ago. During our tenure, we have developed excellent relationships in the local community and business world. Through this substantial network and with our earned reputation, we can provide students like you, with excellent, real-life work experiences, in multiple industries with companies we know.
While any internship is an excellent and valuable opportunity, we recommend staying for as many weeks as possible. Students staying for longer sessions have the most opportunity to be involved in larger, long-term projects.
Of course! Please contact us at email@example.com and we will be glad to provide a reference.
No, internships are not paid.
We will work with you to determine if we can accommodate your request. This will be on a case-by-case basis, so we strongly suggest you speak to our Director as early as possible, to determine what internship options we have available given your schedule needs.
We require a deposit once we receive your application, so that we can begin to prepare for your interview, and take necessary steps to secure your placement once you’ve been accepted to the program.
If we cannot secure an internship within the three fields you listed on your application form, we will gladly refund the deposit. If however, we have been in touch with mentors on your behalf to secure a placement, and then you decide to voluntarily withdraw from the program, we will not be able to refund the deposit. Your remaining tuition balance is due two weeks after you have received your placement letter via email.
No. As an alternative source of funding, you might want to consider contacting local civic, governmental, religious and academic organizations, who regularly provide funding for this kind of summer program. We’ve had many students who have been the beneficiaries of the funding that these organizations provide.
- Please visit www.jkcp.com to apply online
- Complete the online application form and submit a credit card payment online for the non-refundable application fee of $150 and the $800 deposit. You are required to list three fields of interest, in order of preference so we may find a suitable placement for you, or a blend of your preferences.
- There are two short essay questions for you to answer on the application.
- Provide one letter of recommendation.
- Please provide us with the name and email address of one reference from school. We will contact your reference on your behalf with instructions for completing an online Letter of Recommendation.
- It is a good idea to think about the industry you are considering and select an appropriate teacher.
- When we receive the application via our automated online system, we will open a file for you as a registered applicant.
- After you have applied to the internship program, please submit your resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (see application form for instructions).
- Upload a digital photograph (see application form for instructions).
- Once the application is complete (including all required materials) and we have received your deposit, JKCP will contact you for a phone interview.
- Once the interview is complete, students will be notified of their acceptance into the program, and the placement process will begin.
- Certain industries are more competitive than others, such as, medicine, finance, sports management, architecture, entertainment and journalism, and may require a phone interview with the company. In some cases, previous work experience or related classes/projects may be required.
- Please keep in mind that internship placements fill up quickly, so please give attention to fulfilling all application requirements, as soon as possible.
Our applications are available online at www.jkcp.com. This is a competitive program and admission is on a rolling basis. The earlier your application is received, the better your chances of being accepted for your chosen internship. Internship assignments are made when completed applications have been reviewed and accepted by the internship mentors.
Many internship fields fill up quickly. If you are seriously considering this program and can expedite your application process, we recommend that you call our office for an accurate update regarding internship availability. We also recommend applying early so that you can secure an internship in your primary field of choice.
Students who have their own internship can take advantage of our Residential Housing service. Students will live in the Quad at Penn and will benefit from on-campus meals, planned evening activities, and weekend excursions. Students, however, are required to make their own arrangements for transportation to/from work, if they are doing their internship independently. Please email email@example.com to receive a Housing application, or call 610-265-9401.
If you are an international student, you need to apply for a B2 short stay visitor’s visa. Please contact your local US Embassy for additional information.
Yes, as part of the application and acceptance process, we will conduct a phone interview. In addition, some of our mentors require phone interviews with candidates. We will certainly assist you in preparing for the second round of interviews. After all materials are received and verified as complete, a phone interview will be arranged with the internship coordinator at JKCP. The purpose of the phone interview is to learn more about you, your hobbies and interests, and more specifically your college and career aspirations. We suggest you prepare and practice for your interview to give yourself the best chance of being selected. We will also provide you with an Interview Tip Sheet, so you may prepare appropriately. Interviews are typically 20 to 30 minutes.
During the call, as we explore your goals and potential internship interests, we will share insight into some potential internships and industries to determine if this program is a good fit. If for some reason we do not feel the program is appropriate for you at this time, we will recommend another JKCP program, or suggest you apply the following year. The deposit will be refunded, or can be applied as a credit to another JKCP program, should you choose this alternative.
If you are accepted by us and complete a second interview with a company, that company may choose to deny your placement with them. At that time, it is up to JKCP to evaluate the feedback and determine if another internship is more suitable for you this year. At this stage, we will certainly consult both you and your parents to determine next steps that are in your best interest. In this circumstance, the deposit of $800 which is credited toward your tuition, will be refunded, however the non-refundable application fee will not.
Although we cannot always guarantee your first choice, most applicants are placed in an internship within their industry of choice. We work hard to find internships that are challenging, fun and provide an opportunity for you to grow both personally and professionally.
Through our interview process, you will be presented with potential internship options. You will be expected to demonstrate a strong interest in the field as well as an enthusiasm to learn. You should be prepared to elaborate on your interests, related coursework and extra-curricular activities or hobbies to help determine the best placement for you. These factors, along with your application materials will assist us in determining the right fit. Once we have recommended an internship for you, we will send you an overview of your internship and details regarding your placement. If you are happy with your choice, we will contact the company to notify them that we have a match. Some companies are quicker to respond than others. Once we hear back from the company, we will notify you and send you an official placement letter via email. To secure your internship, we require the balance of your tuition to be paid within two weeks.
Once you are placed with a company, and you begin working there, it is difficult to switch. We will work with you to determine why there is a request to switch. This happens very rarely, however, if necessary, we will meet with you and your mentor to see what changes can be made to ensure the rest of your internship goes well at your current placement. Please keep in mind that we take the placement process seriously to ensure that you have a very good idea of the internship before accepting it. Sometimes a company or industry may not be exactly what you envisioned. In that case, your experience is still valuable in determining whether you choose to pursue an industry.
JKCP has a fleet of vans driven by licensed professionals to transport you to your internship in the morning and pick you up in the evening. You will be on a transportation route with other interns on their way to work.
Each intern is assigned to a mentor or mentors. Your mentor(s) will work with you to determine overall expectations for your internship, as well as your responsibilities and projects. We strongly recommend that you make a lasting impression so that you can secure a reference letter from your mentor before you leave the program.
The dress code varies depending on the place of work. However, the majority of internship companies abide by a business casual policy. Please note, that some internships may require the purchase of particular clothing items. For example, medical internships may require scrubs and culinary internships may require the purchase of a chef’s jacket and/or chef’s pants, at your own expense. We will send dress code requirements and suggestions once placement is finalized.
For the first day of work, a counselor will accompany you to breakfast and to your place of work to ensure that you are in the right place to meet your mentor.
Yes! The University of Delaware – Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics provides one college credit for the internship program. Upon your request, we can provide a certificate of completion stating the number of hours in your internship. It is typical for interns to secure service hours for work in the community service field.
Yes, in some cases, our interns have been invited to consult from home or return the following summer to work as a paid employee.
JKCP does not provide letters of recommendation to students, however, due to the nature of the internship program, we encourage students to earn and request one from their mentor directly. We've found that almost all our mentors have willingly provided recommendation letters to deserving interns in the past.
|Three Weeks||June 22 – July 12|
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Application Fee: $150