Global Initiatives Fellow

University of Pennsylvania
  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jul 17

Position description

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

Penn Global provides strategic direction for Penn’s global endeavors with a focus on efficient investment of university resources for global activities. Penn Global collaborates with Schools and Centers across the University and seeks to catalyze cross-school collaborations to integrate knowledge that addresses key issues. We partner with leaders from Penn and around the world to develop innovative interdisciplinary global strategies, initiatives and programs. In addition, Penn Global provides important services in support of University endeavors, including academic year study abroad, immigration services for international students and operational, compliance support for international projects and Perry World House.


The Global Initiatives Fellow assumes a critical role on the Penn Global team. Penn Global provides strategic direction for Penn’s global endeavors with a focus on efficient investment of university resources for global activities. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Global Initiatives Fellow will play a key role in the communication and outreach efforts of the office, including data collection, analysis and visualization; content collection, design and presentation; and website management. The Fellow will also play a lead role in the management of our social media platforms. 

The Fellow will also be responsible for facilitating a number of projects in the global initiatives portfolio. Duties will include, but are not limited to, initiating and developing reports, briefings, and agendas; conducting research and analyses; and supporting events and activities. The Fellow will support the Global Initiatives staff as needed.


A Bachelor’s Degree required with 1 to 2 of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Interest in international relations, international education, and global programming as demonstrated through course of study and/or work experience is highly encouraged. Experience in a fast-paced office and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite; excellent customer service skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; interest in data analytics and website management strongly preferred; knowledge of Drupal strongly preferred; knowledge of Penn preferred.

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