MPH Community Service Fellows

About Us

Service to society is a core mission of the Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI, the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program and the University of Pennsylvania. As part of this mission, CPHI in partnership with the Penn Public Health Society (PPHS) of the MPH program are launching the MPH Community Service Fellows program for current MPH students interested in enhancing their MPH education by participating in service activities. Fellows work closely with CPHI and the MPH program to enhance and execute community service activities. Fellows will participate in short to longer term projects with both outside organizations and within UPenn. 

Our Mission

Through expanding community partnerships, Community Service Fellows are committed to addressing community needs, fostering strong relationships, and sustaining health improvements.

Example Activities: 

  • Leading campus wellness walks for UPenn staff

  • Tutoring and literacy projects with community members

  • Teaching after-school health lessons

  • Reviewing applications for CPHI’s community pilot grant initiatives

  • Participating in planning meetings for new and innovative service projects

  • Current MPH student

  • Willing to commit at least 40 hours of community service over the course of the academic year

  • Proven leadership and commitment to public service

All fellows that complete a year of fellowship will receive a certificate of completion and will be recognized during the award ceremony in the MPH graduation.  


We are no longer accepting applications for this academic year. Please check back for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Questions? Contact Graceann Palmarella