Join Us!

IMPACT is a passionate community dedicated to creating social change at Penn, in Philadelphia, and beyond. From blogging to business, 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.

Spring 2019 applications are now live! They are due Sunday, March 17th at midnight.

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.

Written Content




Creative (Other)

If you are a returning member of IMPACT, please fill out this short recommitment form.

Detailed Team Overviews

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

Written Content Team

We have two avenues for written content: our blog and our print publication. In the past writers have worked for either the blog or the print, but moving forward we will be creating a more cohesive writing team. This means all writers will contribute to both the blog and the print, though you can choose to focus on one or the other. 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.

You can find past issues of our print here:

Design Team

IMPACT’s look 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.

Business Team

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. Other responsibilities include identifying and recruiting sponsors, spearheading funding-campaigns, and helping manage our budget.


If you work with media not represented by one of the above categories, please apply under the creative/other category. So if you like making videos, painting, drawing, choreographing dance routines, or anything creative and you would like to propose a project for IMPACT’s blog or print publication, please do so! We welcome art of any kind and would love to hear your ideas.