How can we best improve the world?

Penn Effective Altruism is a student group at the University of Pennsylvania that uses evidence and reason to figure out how to benefit others as much as possible.

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Fellowships & Reading Groups

Introductory Fellowship

Over the course of a few weeks, you will explore core ideas of Effective Altruism with a small group of participants, and one experienced facilitator. Applications are due February 10th. 

Mentorship Program

Learn core principles of Effective Altruism in a small discussion group.

Receive one-on-one guidance from an organizer to help develop your personal career plan. 

In this program, you will be paired with an organizer to help you develop a personalized career plan. The specific arrangements and time commitments will be worked out between you and the organizer that you're working with. This will generally be geared towards those who have completed the Introductory Fellowship. More details to be announced soon.

"We live at a time in which we have the technology easily to gather information about people thousands of miles away, the ability to significantly influence their lives, and the scientific knowledge to work out what the most effective ways of helping are. For these reasons, few people who have ever existed have had so much power to help others as we have today."

William MacAskill