In addition to academic studies, the EPP major includes a semester field experience culminating in a real-world, meaningful research project. Opportunities for internships include organizations in State College, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Graduates of the EPP program will enter professional careers in educational organizations, government, community development, think tanks, educational technology and start-ups, business, law, public service, non-profits, consulting, and teaching.

Students interested in completing the internship during the academic year also have the option of participating in the Study Away Philadelphia program. This program is a unique semester-long, affordable, urban, educational experience for Penn State students. Students will be placed with community partners that have been chosen based on the Penn State Center- Philadelphia’s mission of advancing equity, inclusion, and quality of life. In-depth, community-based learning while residing in Philadelphia for the entire semester offers transformative experiences for EPP students. Find out more here.