This blog post was written by Hanna Kim, Serve Philadelphia VISTA Leader

Philadelphia is our city and when we come together, the work we do for our community is transformative. The City of Philadelphia seeks to provide people with stepping stones to become leaders in service. Together, we strive to build our city and each other up. 

In the upcoming months, the City will host a three-part virtual open house series. The open houses will introduce you to different service opportunities within the City, which include the Serve VISTA program and the Mayor’s Internship Program (MIP). Attendees will also be given an in-depth look into the application process and how to make their application stand out. Our service programs are an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in working within city government and be part of real policy changes.

Below is the schedule for the meetings in 2021:

  • Thursday, January 21 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for Pathways to Entry

    Learn about ways to engage with the City of Philadelphia through Serve VISTA, the Mayor’s Internship Program, and other programs.

  • Thursday, February 18 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for Branding Yourself

    This will be a resume review and networking workshop. This will help prepare your application and empower you to build connections with the City.

  • Thursday, March 18 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for Getting Your Foot In the Door

    This will be a panel-style session, where Serve VISTA and MIP alumni answer questions and talk about their experience working in the City as a VISTA member or intern. 

All open houses will be held virtually. You are not required to attend all three open houses, but we invite you to join us at any or all sessions. After you register through our portal the Zoom link will be sent out.