Heights is hiring for Summer 2024! Learn more about opportunities to join our team. 

From careers to economic mobility


Discover your path to employment with Heights Philadelphia. We guide students through our five-step career process: exposure, exploration, planning, opportunity, and support. And with our established partnerships, students can tap into internships, mentorship, and job opportunities leading to life-sustaining careers.

Industry-specific experiential learning

Our career support begins long before the application process begins, with industry-focused guidance in middle school, high school, and college.

Career content is embedded into the curriculum of Heights programming.

Small group of individual-focused exploration and planning for career advising with students. 

Students are provided hands-on experience and practice with a mentor or guide. 

Students have the opportunity to take part in paid internships that offer hands-on experience in a professional setting. 

Heights works with anchor partners, workforce partners, and community partners.


Industry-specific career pathways

Heights offers pathways in five key industries based on the growing needs and trends in Philadelphia: 

  • Biomedical/Life Sciences 
  • Healthcare 
  • Financial Services & Business 
  • Computer Science & Technology 
  • Human Services 

Alumni engagement

The Heights alumni network connects both students and professionals to career opportunities and continued support — even years after graduation.

Heights Philadelphia alumni

Summer programs

Tap into rigorous summer study collaborations with partner colleges. Students explore a variety of topics including writing, environmental science, and career exploration.

See where our students are interning

Career success by the numbers


of Heights high school graduates have a professional resume or LinkedIn profile


internships offered to high school and college students annually


of college students will participate in an internship, field work, research, clinical rotation, or other career-related experiential learning before completing their degree

See more of our program pipeline

Middle school

Enter a clearer pathway to high school selection with summer and weekend programs, tutoring, and advising.

High school

Receive college and career preparation embedded in Philadelphia high schools, including enrichment, summer programs, and 1:1 advising.


Gain a college advisor and connections to greater resources ⎯ including career opportunities, stipends, and scholarships ⎯ at over 70 distinct institutions across the country.

Let’s bring a brighter future to life

Join Heights and see how far Philadelphia students can go.