Semester- and summer-long internships in Washington, D.C. allow students to gain valuable career experience while remaining full-time students. Recent placements include the State Department, Federal Trade Commission, Peace Corps, private law firms, think tanks and congressional offices.
Explore Our Programs
Learning Beyond the Classroom
The world outside the classroom provides rich and challenging opportunities for experiential learning. Our students actively engage with the world and learn by doing through faculty-mentored independent research, community-based projects, service learning, internships and co-ops with non-profit and corporate partners, and study abroad.
Students travel to San José, Costa Rica to examine the issue of healthcare for all people from a public health and ethical perspective by visiting public and private health care hospitals, clinics and centers.
Our Partners: Providing Real-World Experience
Saint Joseph’s exclusive partnership with the Barnes Foundation expands horticulture education opportunities for students and the local community. Rooted in a beautiful 12-acre arboretum, the program seeks to elevate the arts, art education, life sciences and environmental sustainability and stewardship.
Wagner Free Institute of Science & SDP
A collaboration between Saint Joseph’s University, the Wagner Free Institute of Science and the School District of Philadelphia, GeoKids LINKS places graduate and advanced undergraduate fellows in Philadelphia elementary schools to engage students in hands-on science learning activities.
Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership (PRNP)
Saint Joseph’s University is part of the PRNP, an organization created to recruit, educate, mentor and retain STEM teachers in high-need Philadelphia schools. Between 2019 and 2022, 11 Saint Joseph’s STEM majors and degree holders will receive scholarships to pursue secondary teacher certification.
World Affairs Council
Through Global Smarts, a service-learning opportunity sponsored by the World Affairs Council, students of all majors mentor elementary and middle school students from under-resourced and low- to middle-income Philadelphia schools and help develop their research, writing and oratory skills to compete in the annual Junior Model United Nations Conference.
Centers & Institutes
From providing a training ground for students to leading conversations in industry, Saint Joseph's Centers and Institutes are hubs of learning on campus. See a few examples here.
The institute facilitates ongoing dialogue with a single goal: learn from and enrich one another. Through shared study of texts, rituals, events and places, Christians and Jews work together for social justice, human rights and reconciliation.
Learn alongside faculty and fellows as you contribute to game-changing research projects. Drawing on its ties to hospitals and health centers, the institute also sponsors lectures, publishes an international journal and provides health screenings for Philadelphia’s immigrant community.
What are the sources of injustice in our world? How can we work for justice? Through academic courses, public forums and experiential field seminars, the institute promotes critical thought around faith and justice issues.