A Great Lakes Colleges Association Recognized Program
Subjects: The Philadelphia Center offers more than 800 internships and students from all majors are welcome. Students will earn a full semester's credit as they intern four days a week in an organization of their choice; live with fellow students throughout the city; learn through our city-based seminars; and experience life in one of the nation's most dynamic cities. TPC's full-time faculty and staff offer a unique and highly individualized program.
TPC has been operating for more than 50 years! The Philadelphia Center has offered more than 6,000 college students a semester of experiential education, a unique hands-on opportunity geared toward professional, academic, and personal growth in an active urban environment. Students will work closely with TPC staff to choose career-building internships and independent living arrangements. TPC's seminars will provide insight into professional and urban life. At The Philadelphia Center, experiential education means that you influence and direct your learning.
Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA, sophomore standing, demonstrated maturity.
Length: Fall and Spring Semesters (or Learning Work — a ten-week summer program)
Credit: The semester program is 4.0 units: 2.0 units Urban Field Placement (Internship), 1.0 unit City Seminar, 1.0 unit Elective Seminar.
The summer program is 2.0 units: 1.0 unit: Internship, 1.0 unit City Seminar.
Housing: Homes or apartments (TPC assists students in locating reasonably priced, conveniently located housing). Students are housed in a hotel during initial orientation (COVID depending).
Cost: Albion College tuition and fees covers program tuition and fees.
Costs Not Covered by Albion: Housing, board and entertainment. You will not be paying room and board and those funds are applied to your living expenses in Philadelphia. Students are often required to make a two-month security deposit for their housing.
Comments: The program is open to all majors and provides opportunities for professional and intellectual development while living in the city and learning in an experience-based and academic context. The internships involve working a minimum of 32 hours per week at the internship sites. Students participate in two classes taught by TPC faculty, a City Seminar course, and elective course of their choice. Students should note that no more than 4.0 units of internship can count toward graduation requirements.Contact: Jean Gaffney