Featured Internships

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.

Spring 2021 Institute of Politics Internship with an Elected Official

The Institute of Politics, Elsie Hillman Civic Forum is now accepting applications for its Spring 2021 cohort of interns! Work with an elected official at the federal, state, or local level and learn more about how our region’s policy-makers work with and respond to their constituents, make important policy decisions, and engage in the political process. This semester-long internship (January-April) will likely be virtual in the Spring 2021 term, and it will be an enriching experience where you can earn 4 credits from the political science or public service department and learn about the historical, economic, and social background of Western PA through its weekly seminar. The internship is open to any undergraduate pursuing any major with preference given to juniors and seniors. For questions about the application or program, please contact Meredith Mavero at mlm72@pitt.edu.  

Application Deadline: November 1. For more informaiton and to apply, visit the Institute's website.

Sports Television Internship

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.

Examples of Past Internships

Administration of Justice

  • University of Pittsburgh Police Department
  • Court Watch Program-Abolitionist Law Center
  • Baltimore (MD) Police Dept, CID Homicide Section
  • Allegheny County District Attorney's Pretrial Division
  • Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner
  • Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections
  • Allegheny County Adult Probation & Parole
  • Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel
  • American Red Cross of Southwestern PA
  • Pittsburgh Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • City of Pittsburgh, Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Police
  • Allegheny County WIC Program
  • FBI Pittsburgh
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • U. S. Secret Service
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Media and Professional Commmunications

  • Nakturnal, Pittsburgh, PA
  • RW Jones Agency, McMurray, PA
  • Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Washington DC
  • Pittsburgh Riverhounds
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • University of Pittsburgh Football
  • Pitt Athletics Compliance Office
  • WESCO Distribution Inc., Pittsburgh PA
  • The Neighborhood Academy, Pittsburgh, PA
  • South Side Traveler’s Rest, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Steel City Media, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Playtime Events Sitters, Tysons, VA
  • 90.5 WESA News, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oakland Business Improvement District
  • Association of American Cancer Institutes, Pittsburgh, PA

Public Service and Nonprofit Management

  • Community Engagement Center in Hill District, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Orange Arrow, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Quantum Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Veterans Leadership Program, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Art Expressions Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
  • Higher Achievement, Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Borgen Project, Seattle, WA
  • Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Venture Outdoors, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh, PA
  • Public Source, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Jewish Family & Children's Services, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Human Service Center Corporation, Turtle Creek, PA
  • Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation
  • UPMC