Campus Programs for Penn Students

The Center’s team members teach and lecture in courses at the School of Social Policy & Practice, Wharton, and the Perelman School of Medicine, among others. We also serve as advisors to a select number of independent study projects throughout the year.

SWRK 798 – Social Impact Strategy, Analysis, and Leadership

Team-taught by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, the course will be directed by the Center’s founding executive director, Katherina ‘Kat’ Rosqueta, and will include guest lectures from other leading faculty and social impact innovators working in Philadelphia and around the world. Through hands-on practice, team projects, and highly interactive case-based discussions, students will gain:

  • Knowledge of how to analyze opportunities for impact and potential for impact, including how to determine the scale and scope of an opportunity and how to use the tools of social impact economics (Cost-benefit, SROI, cost per impact etc.)
  • Frameworks to address the strategic issues and key tasks (goal-setting, managing trade-offs, assessing a dynamic environment) faced by managers/leaders with a social impact mandate
  • Tools for influencing others towards social impact, including a review of relevant research and real-world examples of effective communication and stakeholder management
  • Hands-on experience applying analytical skills, effective storytelling  approaches, and stakeholder  engagement strategies to different formats (e.g., video short, vc/donor pitch, policy brief).

Student Employment Opportunities

The Center has served as a practicum site for graduate students and provides internships and workstudy opportunities throughout the school year.

During the summer, our summer associate program offers a chance for exceptional undergraduate and graduate students from Penn and other schools to contribute to our work. Learn more about upcoming internship and job opportunities. To learn about upcoming campus course offerings for Penn students email