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As a William Penn Fellow, you will have the opportunity to improve the overall effectiveness of state government by serving on one of ten projects that align with the Governor Wolf’s priorities of Schools that Teach, Jobs that Pay and Government that Works.

 

Schools that Teach

The Governor wants to ensure that every child in Pennsylvania has access to a high-quality education. This includes support for high-quality pre-k programs and making sure that students are college and career ready when they graduate. By making investments to adequately and fairly fund our education system, we will lay the foundation for long-term economic growth in Pennsylvania.

 

Opportunities are available in:

 

Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary and Higher Education. The project involves policy and research work associated with Post-Secondary and Higher Education.

 

Department of Education, Charter School Office. The project involves policy and research work relating to charter schools.

 

Department of Education and Department of Human Services, Office of Child and Early Learning (OCDEL). The project involves policy and research work to early childhood education.

 

Jobs that Pay

To rebuild the middle class, the Governor is working to create jobs that pay and policies that support our manufacturing and new growth industries. By making Pennsylvania a place in which the private sector can grow, we will create and retain good jobs for our citizens.
 

Opportunities are available in:

 

Department of Community and Economic Development. The project involves policy and research work associated Pennsylvania’s new growth industries.

 

           Department of Labor and Industry, Apprentice and Training Office. The project involves policy and research work associated with workforce development.

Government that Works

The Governor is committed to government that is transparent, efficient, and improves service to the citizens of the commonwealth to make Pennsylvania a better place to live.

 

Opportunities are available in:

 

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The project involves policy and research relating to socioeconomic and environmental barriers and green space in Pennsylvania.

Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The project involves policy and research work in the areas of prevention, intervention, and treatment.

Department of Health. The project involves policy and research work associated with current public health issues facing Pennsylvania.

Department of State. The project involves policy and research work associated with election data and administration.

Department of Environmental Protection. This project involves policy and research work associated renewable energy sources.


 

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