College of General Studies

Featured Internships

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Internships are available for every CGS student in every area of study. CGS students have completed internships with a variety of well-known companies and organizations throughout the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

Featured Internship Opportunities

The College of General Studies (CGS), Pitt Athletics, and the Pitt Panthers Television department have teamed up to provide students with an exciting new internship opportunity. Students selected for an internship at Pitt Panthers TV work with an executive producer to cover a Pitt sport, and learn how to produce live television broadcasts for air on The Comcast Network, ACC Digital Network, and/or ESPN 3. Interns may create graphics for broadcasts, write scripts for talent, edit highlight packages, assist the director, and more.

Successful interns are self-starters who enjoy being creative and working with others, and who want to learn how to successfully produce live television. The internship is offered for credit and may grow into a paid position in the control room for the right candidate. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and which Pitt sport(s) interests you to kzitch@athletics.pitt.edu. For more information, see your CGS advisor.

Publications/Public Relations Intern Opportunity at Pitt's Global Studies Center

Attention Media and Professional Communications Majors,

Pitt’s Global Studies Center (GSC) seeks an intern (graduate or undergraduate), for the fall semester (fall 2017), who will help with the various publicity, publications, and social/digital media produced by the Center. The intern will have the opportunity to create social media posts, write and edit public relations copy, and produce digital and hard-copy publicity materials for a variety of events, all with an international and educational focus. As the GSC intern, the student will also attend innovative events to gather content and interview people for articles, which will be featured in GSC publications.

The internship position will require excellent written and oral communication skills, with an emphasis on writing in a consistent voice and tone reflective of GSC’s mission, to better promote and bring awareness to our multi-faceted goals. Interns will also be required to have knowledge of creating online content for social media and websites, along with an understanding of how to write public relations copy for a variety of audiences and purposes and to design eye catching and innovative fliers. Ideally, the GSC intern will also have a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and SEO (search engine optimization), though these skills are not required. The internship will require 10-15 hours per week and students can earn 3 credits if they take the corresponding internship course or they can receive tuition remission.

Students are requested to go to http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/content/global-studies-student-ambassador-fellowship-and-gsc-internships to submit an application. (Please note the deadline has been postponed) and they should send links of their work or copies of flier created to Elaine Linn at eel58@pitt.edu.


Internship Resources

Here are some resources available that can help jump start your process. 

  • Handshake, accessible through my.pitt.edu, has positions posted exclusively for University students. 
  • Office of Career Development & Placement Assistance at www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/cdpa/internships has information on searching for internships, including a long list of web links to internship resources.
  • Other general internship search sites such as Internships.com