Leadership & General Employment Opportunities!
Passionate. Supportive. Adaptable.
Penn Student Agencies offers undergraduate and graduate students transferable job experience and training at the University of Pennsylvania. Our Executive Leadership would like to emphasize that you DO NOT have to be business-oriented to join our team and excel! We continually nurture our community by hiring passionate, ambitious, and adaptable students. We hope that PSA will be a place for professional development and a tight-knit social community of like-minded students.
Additionally, we gladly employ both Federal Work Study and Non-Federal Work Study students which means our positions are accessible to anyone looking for an employment experience!
Student Leadership Selection Process and Timeline
Every year, leadership roles re-open for application as these roles are selected for 1-year terms. Although experience within an agency is preferred, interested applicants for a leadership position may apply for roles outside of their current agency.
- September: Information Sessions Begin
- October: C-Suite Selection Process Begins
- November: Agency Leadership Selection Process Begins
- February: Orientation & Training Begins
- April: Student Leadership Term Begins
These students are chosen for their demonstrated interest and commitment to PSA, its growth, and it’s betterment. There is a (1) Behavioral Interview Round and (2) Situational Competency Interview Round for Student Leadership Candidates.
FY 25 Student Leadership Roles
Student Leadership Compensation
Penn Student Agencies’ leadership is compensated with a base hourly pay rate of $13.00/hr which is subject to change based on financial performance of the agency they run.
In addition, Student Leadership for the FY25 team receives additional compensation in the form of:
General Benefits & Discounts:
20% off at Williams Cafe
10% discount on dry cleaning services from firstServices
Free coffee, tea, and light snacks in the office, as well as occasional meals during team meetings
Semesterly PennCash stipend loaded to their PennCard to promote team engagement and campus connections
Business Performance & Engagement:
- Student Leadership are encouraged to financially outperform their Net Income targets; allowing their hourly compensation to grow according to business growth and success.
Each role is expected to dedicate 10-15 hours per week to ensure proper business operations and personnel management. Additional compensation opportunities are available.
Join PSA Today!
Follow These Steps to Apply:
- Log in to Workday@Penn using your PennKey and Password.
- In the top left menu, click on “Career”
- Click on “Find Jobs for Student Employment”
- Search for the job positions below or “Penn Student Agencies”
Entry & Supervisor Level Positions - Spring 2024 Start-Dates
Our mission is to teach transferable skills and business management to Penn students by providing hands-on entrepreneurial experience outside the classroom so that these students can be competitive in the job market and prepared for their post-graduation pursuits. We require the following elements in order to gain the most background on a potential candidate and to replicate the internship & post-graduation job application process.
Incomplete applications will not be opened or reviewed for consideration.
I. Cover Letter (Required for All Positions)
A cover letter lets the hiring team get to know an applicant and their motives for applying to the position. This application element should be error-free, professionally formatted, and no longer than 1 page.
In your cover letter please address the following:
- Why do you want to work for Penn Student Agencies?
- Why do you want to work for the team and in the position you are applying for?
- What do you hope to bring to the team you are applying to?
- What skills and experience do you hope to gain while at PSA?
II. Resume or CV (All Positions)
A resume/CV allows the hiring team to learn more about an applicant’s previous experiences and interests.
A note for first-years – do not worry just about the experience! Highlight the SKILLS you gained and what extracurriculars you were involved in.
This application element should be error-free, professionally formatted, and no longer than 1 page.
Need help? Please visit Penn Career Services’ Write a Resume/CV Guide.
III. PDF of Current or Upcoming Class Schedule
IV. Portfolio (All Creative & Marketing Based Positions)
If you are applying to Penn Visual Solutions; or a Marketing position; you will be asked to submit a design or marketing portfolio of your works. This portfolio may be a collection of pieces, a website, or a link to a folder. Please limit your selection to 4-6 pieces that showcase your skills as they relate to the job responsibilities.
Feel free to email the PSA Program Manager if you have questions about the portfolio.
This application element should be error-free, professionally formatted, and clearly indicate all materials related to the portfolio.