Penn Graduate Student Center

Apply to be a Grad Center Fellow or Family Center Fellow


Grad Center Fellows work for the Graduate Student Center on an hourly basis. Each fellow staffs the Center, and is in charge of an event program area or a support program area (e.g., the web site).

Family Fellows work for the Family Resource Center on an hourly basis. Family Fellows staff the Family Center and organizes activities for parents and families.

All fellows manage the common space and reception desk, including making coffee, keeping the area tidy, answering phones and questions from guests. In addition, fellows organize activities for students.

All fellows are expected to work 8-12 hours per week with some evening and weekend work required.

Organization, event planning, time management and a willingness to learn are preferred; general knowledge of the University and support services; and customer service skills are also very useful.

If you want to know more about what makes us tick, check out our mission and vision statements.


Fellows receive $15 per hour. Please be aware that if you are employed at more than one campus job, you cannot work more than 20 hours per week in total if you are currently enrolled in classes per University policy.

Selection Process

Any student who is currently and will be registered as a University of Pennsylvania graduate or professional student during the next academic year is eligible to apply for a Fellow position. On the basis of the completed application and supporting documents, a select number of applicants will be invited to interview. Fellows are appointed for one academic year starting in late summer or the fall. Depending on the Grad Center's needs and the individual Fellow's schedule, a Fellow may begin at other times in the year. A Fellow can be dismissed prior to the end of the appointment for failing to live up to his/her responsibilities to the Graduate Student Center.

Open Grad Center Position Descriptions

We currently do not have any positions open, we will be hiring again in Spring 2019.

University of Pennsylvania Nondiscrimination Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to: Executive Director, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106 or by phone at (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM - 8PM
Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221