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Junior Projects

During their junior year, students complete a month-long independent study of their own design, away from campus. Students use this opportunity to gain insight into a particular career path, while others spend the time pursuing an interest that intrigues them, developing new skills, or do humanitarian work in this country or overseas. The Junior Project is often a life-changing experience for GFS students, and many go on to pursue careers in related fields.

Junior Projects List

Adoption-Foster Team Internship at PAWS Internship in Women in Energy (WONY)
Advanced Studies in Music Production at Uniform Recording and Headroom Studios Into the Woods: A Month at the Wissahickon Environmental Center
Algae Documentation at the Academy of Natural Sciences Jefferson Torresdale Hospital
App Development at News42 Kidney Transplantation at Einstein Medical Center
Applications of Data and AI at Splunk Marketing Internship with BalletX
Architecture and Design with The Charles Moore Foundation Melanoma Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Art History at Arcadia University Migration in Peru at the World Leadership School
Audio Production, Engineering, and More at After5 Studios Monoclonal Antibodies Data Analysis at the University of Delaware
Bioimaging and Biomarkers of the Pediatric Spinal Cord Mount Airy Art Garage
Building a Quilt Website Neuroscience in Israel at COGNTIV
Building Community: Repairing Homes in Neighborhoods Across Philadelphia Pancreatic Cancer Research at the UPenn Perelman School of Medicine
Canine Training and Research at Penn Vet Working Dog Center Paradigm Studio Documentary, Part 2 Pictures Documentary, and HBO Philadelphia School Documentary
Center for Family Empowerment Internship Pathpresenter Learning Tool Creation for Hematopathology Residents at CHOP
Charité University Hospital, Institute of Allergology Penn Trauma Team at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Perusing Peru
CHOP Sports Medicine Research Philadelphia Zoo Internship
Concussion Research at CHOP Physical Fitness and Therapy at D.A.M. Good Bodies Elite Personal Training
Congressional Internship for Congresswoman Mary Scanlon Physical Therapy at UPenn
Costume and Set Design at People's Light Theater Poetry Workshop at Blue Stoop
Costume Fashion Internships at UArts and Timberlake Studios Preserving, Honoring, and Writing the Stories of the Local Elderly Community
Doctor for the Month at PCOM Project with HIAS HQ and HIAS Panama
Documentary Comparing the Lives of Eleventh-Grade Students at a Private and Public Education Institution Publishing Internship at Tursulowe Press
Ecology Dynamics of the Gut Microbiome Lab at UPenn Radio Kismet
Epigenetics Internship at the Coriell Science Center Redline Athletics Montgomeryville
Experiencing Cardiac Surgery at Einstein Medical Center Researching Fluid Mechanics and "Point of Care" Rheology
Exploring Child Development Through Teaching at Big Backyard Cooperative Preschool Rittenhouse Realty Advisors
Exploring Culinary Business through Philadelphia with Small World Seafood Rosenbach Library Project
Exploring Neurosurgery at Jefferson University Hospital Shadowing at the Philadelphia Union
Exploring the World of Literacy Shadowing an Undergraduate Engineering Major at Drexel's ExCITe Center
Exploring The World of Theatre Management with 101 Productions Tailwinds Flight School: Learning about Aircraft and Airport Operations
Film Studio Internship at Creative Outfit Technical Internship with the Brandtech Group
Garces Foundation Dental, Service, and Journalism Project Technical Theater with Penn Live Arts
Getting a Private Pilot's License Textile Design at Galbraith and Paul
GFS Early Childhood Program The Business Behind Non-Profits: Cradles to Crayons and MANNA
Ghost Robotics The Many Ways To Care For Animals at PAWS
Greenhouse Work with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society The Psychology Behind Human Agency
Helen Gym’s Quest for Mayor Understanding Small Businesses: Booked and Pomelo
Hospitality at Aramark Video Production Internship at Creative Outfit
Inborn Errors in Metabolism (IEMs) Research and Data Analysis at CHOP  Volunteering with Monastery Stables
Independent Bioengineering Research Project Volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician
Independent Songwriting Project Volunteering at the SPOT Period Hub
Interior Design Project at Tallulah & Bird Design Working at After5 Studios
Internship at Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers Working as a Children's Librarian at Wissahickon Charter
Internship at the Athletics External Relations Department at LaSalle University Working for the Federal Community Defenders of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Internship with a Sports Medicine Physician Working with Animals at PAWS (Gray's Ferry Clinic)
Internship at Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Writing a Horror Screenplay
Internship at Trill Systems Writing and Recording a Song
Internship in Video Production and Post-Production at Creative Outfit