Join Us!

IMPACT is a passionate community dedicated to creating social change at Penn, in Philadelphia, and beyond. From blogging to marketing, all our teams are united by our mission to cultivate a culture of involvement by giving students the tools to become active, impactful members of the society.

Fall 2018 applications are now live! 

Please find below applications for each of our teams. You can apply for any and all teams you are interested in joining.

You can write to if you have any questions/concerns and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Detailed Team Overviews

Please find below more specific details about each of our teams!

Written Content Team

All content that you produce will be published on our website ( We accept all formats ranging from interview and opinion pieces to research style long form articles. While the majority of our work is non-fiction, we also welcome works of fiction that align with our central themes of social justice and awareness.

If you so choose, you can adapt one or more of the pieces you write for our bi-annual print magazine. You can find past issues here:

Design Team

IMPACT’s strives to be as visually powerful as its message is. As a member of the Design Team, you would develop the layout and aesthetic of our print magazine. Our team works primarily in Adobe InDesign, but previous experience is not required. Designers also have opportunities to develop our website.

Photography Team

Our photographers are visual reporters of social issues and impact work around Philadelphia, with their work featured on our website, social-media platforms, and bi-annual print publication. Being a member of the Photography Team is a great opportunity to travel around Philadelphia and to engage with people in social impact.

Photographers work closely with writers to find the best visual representations of their stories.

Events Team

IMPACT Events can be divided into four predominant sections as detailed below. As a member of the events team you can pick one or more sections to concentrate on or even work with all of them, depending on your specific interests.

GBMs and Speaker Events

We will be having bi-monthly GBMs featuring speakers from in and around Penn’s campus, discussions about relevant social issues, and Ted-talk style seminars. Past guests include prominent members of Penn faculty, business owners from around Philadelphia, and student leaders.

Community Service Events

These include organizing monthly volunteer opportunities in partnership with local non-profits, and facilitating our annual clothes and books collection drive among others.

Social Events

Events focusing on building the IMPACT community and creating a space for constructive dialogue and action.

Other Large-scale Events

Our bi-annual magazine release party, end of year celebration, and our annual ‘IMPACT Week’ focusing on encouraging positive action all fall under this category.

Marketing Team

The Marketing Team has some wonderful new initiatives for this semester!

Being a part of this team includes advertising all our events around Penn’s campus, and using social media as a tool to increase the reach of the content produced by our incredibly talented team members.

Seeking a Vice-Chair of Finance this semester. Responsibilities include identifying and recruiting sponsors, spearheading funding-campaigns, and managing our budget. Please indicate interest on your application.