Dear Potential Fellow:
IT'S WESGOLD FELLOWS SEASON! It's 2023 and this summer, we want you to: Earn Learn Grow as a WesGold Fellow!
We will be visiting schools as early as February and hosting weekly online recruiting sessions beginning in late February. If you are interested in joining a session, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Make Sure You Read All the Information Before Beginning the Application.
This application will take you 20-35 minutes to complete, not including the writing sample.
A Few Important Dates to Note for the WesGold Fellows Summer Internship
JAN Applications Open
JAN Recruiting Sessions Begin
MAR 28 Coordinators Begin
APR Fellows Interviews Begin
APR 15 Pitch Competition
APR WesGold Fellows & PYN WorkReady Enrollment Session
MAY WesGold Fellows & PYN WorkReady Enrollment Session
JUN WesGold Fellows & PYN WorkReady Enrollment Session
JUN 14 Orientation
JUN 24 Kick off Scavenger Hunt
JUN 26 First Day of Employment - Week 1
JUL 27 Fellows Travel to DC - Week 5
AUG 10 Fellows Travel to NY -Week 7
AUG 18 Fellows Last Day of Employment - Week 8
SEP 15 Coordinators Last Day of Employment
OCT 28 WesGold Fellows Founders Reception
NOV Entrepreneurship Workshop
DEC WGF Alumni Event
*Program attendance is mandatory for certificate of program completion, full summer program credit, certificate of completion, full pay and matching eligibiity.
WesGold Fellows Program
WesGold Fellows is an 8-week paid internship and a lifetime association for high school students focused on financial literacy, real estate, and entrepreneurship.
Our interns are taught:
- How money works and how to manage it
- How business works and how to succeed in it
- How to professionally communicate and network effectively
- How to leverage their skills, passions, and interests into careers
- How to use their power to positively impact their community
Our Fellows are empowered to:
- Expand their perspectives
- Learn the keys to financial success and earning income
- Engage with mentors and professionals from different fields
- Discover their college and career interests
- Explore the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship
Our WesGold Fellows also receive and manage a savings account, with matching funds of up to $2,000 available from VestedIn.
The WesGold Fellows program is an all-encompassing experience which empowers our Fellows to become the next generation of leaders who will engage, impact and grow our economy.
Are you a future Fellow?
More than just grades, WesGold Fellows have:
Positive & Proactive Attitude
Effective Communication Skills
Ambition & Drive
Critical Thinking Skills
Philadelphia, PA Resident
Preferably a rising junior or senior, but all are encouraged to apply
Must Provide Proof of Vaccination (Required for our experiential learning trips throughout Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and New York.)
Completed applications must include:
- WesGold Fellows Online Application
- WorkReady Philadelphia Application (See instructions below.)
- Writing Sample
- Resume & Headshot
- Official Transcript (You will need the email address of your school counselor/contact and they will forward it to us.)
Essay Questions for Writing Sample
Choose and answer ONE of the following questions. Provide your answer in 1-2 pages, using size 12 font, double space, and upload when requested at the end of the application.
Option 1) Tell us why you are interested in becoming a WesGold Fellow and what you believe you will gain from participating in this program.
Option 2) Tell us why you believe community economic development is important and what role have you had, or would you like to have, in such development.
Option 3) Tell us about your social entrepreneurial idea and how you want to positively impact your community.
PYN WorkReady Application
In order to be participate in the WesGold Fellows program, you must complete the WorkReady Application. After you submit your WesGold Fellows application you will receive a link to the WorkReady application. Please note, the PYN application is not available until later in March. We will emaill the link when it becomes available to any candidate who has already submitted a WGF application. Your WGF interview process will not be delayed by PYN's process.
Application & Acceptance
The last day to submit your application is May 15. Interview and acceptance decisions will be released on a rolling basis. We look forward to receiving your application!