Chernowski: I have an ILP

My ILP is working on Project Stargazer, a subgroup of project Space at The Franklin Institute. It is a student ran project creating virtual realities in space and using the Oculus Rift to perceive an environment, specifically space. On October 7th, I went to the Franklin to meet the team and I agreed to be part of their programming team. We were given an introduction to the language C++ and currently going through lesson plans to code a virtual game we can later use for the project as a whole. On October 14th we worked the the program Atom and had another crash course on the language. In order to learn the program, we are currently doing a mini side project and making a calculator and operating it in the terminal. What went well was that I get to work with my peers and feel fully comfortable with asking for assistance when I need it. I am really excited to actually be relearning C++ and using it for such an incredible project. I think this will really help me later down the road because I really want to pursue this further and learn even more, so having a good foundation is great. It also really helps with my part in Robotics as I can be of more assistance in a field I wasn't part of before.

ILP Update

As of right now I do not have an ILP. I've tried to contact people to get one, but a big problem is that people are not returning my emails. Also that if they do return the emails they can't help me out or really do anything for me. I'm looking to either do something involving law, or working with this program at the Mutter Museum. I'm actually planning on calling the director over the weekend, so that I can hopefully have an ILP. At the moment I do not have a meeting with Jeremy but if I cannot get this ILP at the Mutter Museum then I will met with him. Wish me Luck!!!

ILP Launch!

        I am interning with Project 440's managing director. Project ​440 is an organization focused on strengthening the music community. I was interested in this association because of a project last year in English where I focused on music and researched Project 440 and other associations focused on music.
        I first contacted the director in hopes of starting a conversation about an internship. I had known him from the All City High School Orchestra and was excited to learn more about what I could do to create this connection. It turns out he was extremely busy and had to forward me to the managing director. After a good amount of more communication, it was decided that we'd meet on Wednesday, October 7, to meet and discuss some projects I could work on. This meeting had to be postponed to the following Wednesday, October 14, because of an emergency on her side.
        We met in a shared office space and finalized email lists for the All City Orchestra on mailchimp. These will be used for events such as concerts. After sending two emails with our lists (yay!), we talked about two other projects- redesigning their website and creating more email lists for All City alumni which might lead to fundraising and feedback.
        Overall I was proud that I could connect with my host and felt that I was being helpful and productive. I’m looking forward to our next meeting and possibly working with the Academy of Music!

ILP Theater Month 1

I have started my ILP at Theater in the drama room. It takes place from 1;30pm-3:30pm. This was my first call this Wednesday. It's not like what I expected at, it was much more fun than I had pictured in my mind . I always like to jump right in and do skits but our teacher was more interested in teaching us the basics that we needed to get to those points and i'm glad she did, even though some of it was just review for me from last year, when I took a drama class in freshman year. It helped a lot for it to refresh my memory and it was a whole lot of fun collaborating with the people in the class because they were all very friendly to me.  The entire class time went well , also when we were given a small  task to put together small peices based on the material we just learned, it was slightly easy because of the guidance our teacher gave us and the enthusiastic group members.

    In the future I am looking foward to making all this new  people friends, also looking forward to seeing the rest of the classes and how they play out . I think that the thing I'm most excited about seeing is the play we are going to go see in November.


Siani / ILP

I currently do not have an ILP because my previous contacts did not respond. I know what I am interested in (fashion and arts of all sorts, sales and marketing as well) though have not started yet. I am currently working on finding something and if not will end up doing something at TFI. 

ILP Checkin - Month 1

​For my ILP, I'm working at Greenfield with Mrs. Charmont's 8th grade math class. I help her out with whatever she needs me to do. Usually I sit with one of the students who is either not getting whatever she was just teaching or otherwise need help with the math work. I've got 3 times so far and I'm enjoying it. I'm thinking about eventually becoming a teacher so I like getting the experience.

ILP Status

I am meeting with Jeremy on Monday next week. I have been researching for places that I could intern that intrest me. I looked up available places in hospitals and medical facilities. What stopped me from interning there was my age. I am too young to intern at a hospital, the ideal age is 18 and over. I have been looking for ILPs at hospitals for people  under 18 but there were none available. I do apologize for not having an ILP. I was so focused on looking for ones in a hospital that I didn't explore other options, as I am doing now. I started the search for other ILPs I would be interested in doing. 

ILP Check in #1

For my ILP I am going to be working with Bi Vuong, who is the CFO at the School District of Philadelphia. I will be working and studying in depth about finances. I will be also rotating throughout the different divisions to get the overall experience. I have not interned yet, but we will be going over the plan that she has worked out and put into action on Tuesday October 20th. I am very excited for this opportunity because I have been interested in the financial world for practically all of my life. I look forward to working with so many professionals and being able to have a hands on experience with a profession that I will later pursue. 

Computer Center ILP Woot

I have an ILP working at a Computer Center, and so far it's been going smoothly. I mean, the bus ride out there is a bit lengthy, but that's all right. I've been rather pleased with my experience so far, because I know everyone there from this summer when I interned here as a sort of trial for the ILP. I'm definitely looking forward to learning about a host of new things in the field of computer science.
I suppose one thing that stands out is that I get my own desktop to do my work on. That was an unexpected consequence of the summer internship (not the bad kind of consequence though). Other than that, it's just been fun to go back each week and see everyone there again, and I'm looking forward to a great year's worth of Wednesdays working with them!


I started interning at Greenfield middle school at 22nd and Chestnut st. about 2 weeks ago. I am helping out 1st graders and 2nd graders with their class activities and also helping out the teacher in distributing the class work/materials they need for an activity. I love my ILP so far because the kids are so sweet and it's really easy to work with them. I am looking forward to working with Greenfield until I'm done with the ILP. What stands out to me that has happened so far is when some of the kids gave me a hug and when they would always tell me random things. Overall, I'm happy with my ILP!

ILP Monthly post (1)

​At my ILP I will be working with engineers to further my understanding of engineering. The way I will be taught is I will be organized into a group of kids who are led by adult mentors who are professionals and have worked on what we want to work on. One big thing that is valued at ACE is immersing kids in the actual work itself.During my ILP we will also visit professional buildings.


My ILP is at Christian Arthur Elementary School and I love it. I help the kids with packing up and I help with the clean up. They are so cute and funny. They call me Ms. Deja I don't know why but it's cool. They told me I was pretty even though they were probably lying. I like them and I look forward to the rest of the year.

ILP Month 1

​I found an ILP. What I'm looking forward to is working with kindergartner. What I'm not ready for is dealing with is the noisy kids. What I'm also ready for is getting to know the little kids, even though they can get a little crazy. I feel like this ILP is going to help me improve my experience with kids, even though I plenty of experience already.   

ILP Month 1 Check In

​I found my ILP in the TechWorks with Mrs. Hull. For now, I've been working on Re-Imaging the computers in Mr. Herman's lab, as well as some other loaners. I'm looking forward to getting to the normal pace of things, working on the computers that come in after people broke them. I'm not looking forward to the times when there's lots of broken laptops and cords from people's computers, usually after large breaks. 

So far, I've learned about the different ways to re-image a computer, as well as the basic procedures on how to deal with a broken computer.


So I just recently got my ILP and my ILP is at my dance school. What I do is I help out in one of the teacher's; Ms.Kim in ballet and Jazz 1 class. Basically what I do is demonstrate how to do things in dance. Like if she says Plie and none of them know how to do it, I demonstrate the correct way to do it. Since I just got it on Wednesday I can't really say much about it but I will talk about the process of me getting it. The process was hard for me because at first I had no idea on what I wanted to do for my ILP. I know I wanted to do something fun and in the dance field because I love dancing. I thought since I'm at my dance school almost everyday I might as well try to get an internship there. But I was confused on what wanted to do there. I didn't know if I wanted to help out in a class, teach a class, or help out in the office. I also didn't know how to go about asking them for an ILP. Once we met with Jeremy he told us the correct way in asking for an ILP things likes what to say and what not to say and that really helped me out. After that meeting I met with one of the directors of the dance school and she told me to talk with Ms.Kim and ask her does she need help in her ballet and jazz class. I asked Ms.Kim and it was done from there I helped in her class and it was fun. 


I want to have an ILP at the Franklin Institute. I have been emailing our old supervisor, Ms. Ali, when we went to TFI every Wednesdays last year. She has been emailing me back and forth on what I am interested in for. She has been also emailing the hosts who are in charge of the ILPs there so she will be letting me know.

Lyle: ILP

I have recently obtained my ILP working with a sound engineer at WXPN, but I have not yet started interning for them. I have been working to figure out what I wanted to do for my ILP over the past couple weeks, and have had my share of ups and downs. I began by thinking that I was going to intern at a recording studio, but instead found out that they could not accommodate my services for the time being, so I went on a search to find out what other options were available. I then stumbled across an opportunity at WXPN, where I would be able to learn some engineering techniques that they use in the music business. Since I haven't started my ILP yet, I have not had the opportunity to see what it's like yet; I'm excited to get started!

Hadleigh Stammers ILP

I just figured out my ILP a couple days ago and have not gone yet. For my ILP I am going to be volunteering at my old elementary school; Russell Byers. I am very excited to go back and help out because I have had so many great experiences at that school, and am truly interested in doing anything I can to help my former teachers and mentors. I will be going next week for the first time!


Currently, I plan on meeting with Jeremy after school to discuss what my ILP should be. I've been working on getting one by talking to librarians in the Free Library that's around the area that I live in. There is a program called LEAP in the Free Library that helps students with what ever school work or home work that they have. Also, what got in the way of my planning was that I had too much options for an ILP that I had trouble picking just one. I was considering of interning at my mom's job because she works at a bank and I believe that learning more about real life application in accounting/math would help me understand it more.

ILP-Alexa Lahr

I intern for my dads organization "Timoteo flag football"  At this ILP I do paper work, social media,work on setting up the games, and ect.  I started last Wednesday and work not just on Wednesday.  I am going to start doing the social media everyday and help with the games on Tuesday.  

I think everything is going well because I/m used to the whole system because I have been around it my whole life.  I am looking forward to doing more social media stuff and getting the comunity involved.  What stands out is the point they gave the role to be incharge of the media.  I think thu=is will be good for me it fits what I like community,social media, and football.


I love my internship because I get to play with little kids who look at me too much maybe because im new but i do love them and they are great. I just started so I really don't know the kids that well but hopefully I will get to know them before the year is over . What I do with the kids is help them with their work and talk to them or help them read their books that they picked when they have to read for silent reading. 

ILP: Lego League

​I've gone to my ILP for the second time this week. So far, I'm basically organizing kits of lego's that are used for competitions. I think what went well is that I knew the building and didn't have a hard time finding the room because I'm familiar with it, since I did a program in this building this summer. I'm looking forward to getting to work on other projects like this. 
Building/fixing things (lego's) is something that Engineers have to do constantly, and since I want to go into the field of Engineering in the future, I thought this was a great opportunity, and it would give me a push in the right direction. 

ILP first day's

My ILP is assisting Brenda Richmond, William Mckinleys school councilor. I wanted to do this to work on my communication skills because I want to go into themedical feild of ob/gyn. There is alot of things that can happen here and I wanted to learn how to break news and explain/ warn people to make sure they stay on the right track with their bodies and/or babies.

On September 30th I went to William McKinley Elementry to see if I can do My ILp there with the school councilor. She wanted me to get it approved for/by Jeremy that I can go and she wanted to send her a discription of what SLAs ilp all intitles So she can get it approved by their Principal.

On October 7, after emailing my advisor the previous dayor day of about my IlP whom instructed me to talk to Jeremy. I met With Jermy and He basically wrote a Permission Slip and Emailed her at discription of SLAs ILP and what we do there. After we got that situated. I talked to a young man about his behavier and all

On october 14th, I went to my ILP and helped six eighth graders review their highschool selection sheet/page and helped them eliminated schools they didnt qualify for and recommended ones they did and given them a list of that schoolsrequirements.

I think all went well. I am looking forward to talking to the students and helping them out.


I do not have an Ilp but I have some interesting Ideas, I have been thinking about working for my Mom and learning about what she does for a living such as learning different techniques about massages and being a chiropractor. I also want to learn more about healthy eating from my mom and how to get people to get on the right track to healthy eating. ​


  • When are you meeting with Jeremy?
  • I have met with Jeremy last week and left a gmail when a group of kids were there in the Sla Cafe  
  • What have you been doing to set one up?
  • I have been negotiating with my mom about what things we can discuss about while I learn by simple examples
  • What got in the way (be careful how you word this) of having one on time?
  • I've been very confused on who to tell before the beginning of the year. During the summer. 
  • Add what you think is important.
  • I think it's important for all of us to have an Ilp so every Wedesday all of us can learn new things and experience new things on what to to in real life.