Employment Opportunities

About the Center

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy is a trusted source of knowledge and education to help donors around the world do more good. Founded as a collaboration between the School of Social Policy & Practice and alumni of the Wharton School, it is the premier university-based center focused on philanthropy for social impact.

Student Opportunities

Student Research Assistants 

We are currently not accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please check back in Spring 2020 for information about our summer opportunities.

Each semester, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy recruits student research assistants to assist our social impact fellows and senior team members in creation of donor guidance and educational programs, including but not limited to:

  • Research, fact-finding, and literature reviews
  • Compiling background information about effective programs and their evidence base
  • Corresponding with staff of nonprofits to request data and vet guidance
  • Provide support for Center events and educational programs (e.g. drafting and preparing materials, logistical support)
  • Contribute to Center’s ongoing PR, marketing, and donor engagement efforts

Ideal candidates bring outstanding research and writing ability; strong quantitative analytical skills; experience with Microsoft Office products; and comfort working in a professional office setting. Projects we are currently working on include: Mental Health and Addiction, Strengthening Democracy, and Talent For Giving. Students work a minimum of 10 hours/week, up to 20 hours or more if their program allows. Pay is $15/hour, commensurate with experience. This position is work-study eligible for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV, a brief cover letter, and the contact information for two references (at least one from a work/research supervisor) to impactSRA@sp2.upenn.edu.