As Program Director, I’d like to officially welcome you to the home of the WesGold Fellows. The West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution (WPFSI) and its many committed partners are focused on providing initiatives in financial education, community empowerment, and capacity building for minorities and especially youth. This program is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the lucky students chosen to participate. The internship is based around instruction in personal development, college planning, career development, and most essentially financial education. These four principles will help students create a much clearer plan for success throughout the remainder of their lives. Each student will also be given a stipend for their time in the internship, so essentially you are paid to learn to be rich!
It is important to stress that the WesGold Fellows Summer Internship is only possible through the support of WPFSI’s many generous sponsors and partners. This has come in the form of tax-deductible financial contributions, in kind services, and most importantly their time. Without the support of many organizations like Philadelphia Academies, The Enterprise Center, and Bittenbender Construction, our youth would miss this wonderful opportunity. As such we would appreciate any support that you can provide our organization to ensure that this internship continues for years to come. For added convenience, we have added a button on the right side of the screen where you can make secure, electronic donations through PayPal. If you would like to get involved in another capacity, do not hesitate to contact either myself or Program Coordinator, Tiffany Bentham.
Within these few pages, you will find information on what anyone involved will tell you is the best internship in the city of Philadelphia. Please feel free to review what we have to offer; learn about the WesGold Fellows and WPFSI, meet the instructors, read a testimonial, or pick up a copy of an application. We are always excited to share this life changing information with those willing to learn. So, if you are a student, step up to the challenge; and if you’re a professional, we ask you to help shape the minds of the next great leaders Philadelphia has to offer. As all WesGold Fellows will tell you, “We’ll See You At the Top or From The Top!”