Community partnerships help fulfill Penn State’s land-grant mission to educate and serve citizens of the Commonwealth, and beyond. Coupled with classroom learning, engagement prepares our students to make a positive impact on the world—as citizens, as professionals, and as leaders. We welcome collaborations with non-profits, civic-minded organizations, local businesses with a public-service mission, schools, and government.
Partnerships can take many forms and provide a variety of benefits to our students and your organization:
Hire students for internships in summer or part-time positions throughout the year
Enlist students to serve as volunteers for special projects or programs or members of your board
Collaborate with a student organization on a service project
Develop specific experiences for students, such as a course with an out-of-classroom component
96% of Pennsylvanians live within 30 miles of a Penn State campus.
Leverage Our Resources
Partnering with the Student Engagement Network can open doors to other resources at the University.
PACE emphasizes student/community engagement, lifelong learning, knowledge transfer, and economic development. PACE programs include participants from every Pennsylvania country, every state in the U.S., and more than 27 countries.