Engaging A New Generation

The Penn Biden Center works to foster the next generation of foreign policy leaders by creating opportunities for students and scholars in the Penn community and beyond.  Drawing on Vice President Biden’s international,  bipartisan network, we convene leaders and thinkers from around the globe to promote new ideas and shape smart policy.  Through high-level dialogues, policy roundtables, and public events, we advance the Penn Global mission of bringing Penn to the world and the world to Penn.

Vice President Biden greets Penn students during a walk on campus.
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon
Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue

The Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue brings Vice President Joe Biden together in conversation with a fellow foreign policy leader to foster deeper understanding of complex international challenges while inspiring audiences toward greater global engagement. 

The inaugural Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue was held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Irvine Auditorium on September 26, 2017, featuring former Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Internship Program

Our internship program offers current Penn students the opportunity to work alongside the foreign policy experts at the Penn Biden Center while experiencing life in our nation’s capital.

During the fall and spring semesters, the Penn Biden Center selects interns from the Penn in Washington program, which brings students to live and study in D.C. for half their school year while also completing substantive internships. Students who wish to intern with the Penn Biden Center during the school year must first be accepted to Penn in Washington. 

The Penn Biden Center also offers summer internships to Penn students hoping to spend their summer in Washington. Applications for summer internships will be directly solicited and accepted each spring before the summer session. Be sure to check the website and our social media feeds for more information on when to apply!   


Career Day at The Penn Biden Center
Fostering Public Service

The Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement seeks to inspire a new generation of leaders to engage in public service.  In our first Career Day, PBC welcomed Penn students interning in Washington, D.C., for a day of discussions on how to build a fulfilling career in policy making—whether working in the federal government, on the Hill, or through outside advocacy, lobbying and think tank work.