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.
Open Positions and Internship Opportunities
- Paradigm Consulting - Marketing & Distribution Intern
Paradigm Consulting is seeking an intern to help with the distribution of the award-winning documentary BURDEN OF GENIUS, the documentary about Dr. Thomas Starzl, the father of transplantation. The film has been screened around the world from Japan to Kiev Ukraine and at leading medical centers from Harvard to Stanford and won Best Documentary prizes at film festivals. Paradigm Consulting specializes in the distribution of exceptional documentaries. It enables filmmakers to develop innovative strategies and use the latest tools. The role of the intern would be to do research on organizations and institutions that can be partners in an overall distribution strategy for BURDEN OF GENIUS. The goal of the distribution is to save lives by increasing organ donation and inspire a new generation of doctors and nurses to choose transplantation as their specialty.
- See burdenofgeniusfilm.com for more on the movie.
- Contact Paradigm founder Peter Broderick for more about the internship.
- WPTS Radio: Fall- and Spring Semester Internship Opportunities
Pitt's Radio Station WPTS is pleased to offer two internships to current Pitt students with an interest in radio and related media.
WPTS RADIO CONTENT INTERNSHIP
This position will support student directors in the Content branch of WPTS Radio as they create and organize programming for WPTS Radio’s on-air, online, and social media platforms.
Intern will assist WPTS Radio student directors as needed, including cataloging, and organizing physical and digital music libraries, creation of broadcast logs on MusicMaster software, tracking of social media posts and assistance with news coverage. Possible on-air and production opportunities depending on intern’s skills and interests.
Interns must be University of Pittsburgh student. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Able to complete tasks with minimal supervision. Basic computer skills. General knowledge of radio and social media. Knowledge of WPTS Radio format a plus.
WPTS RADIO OUTREACH INTERNSHIP
This position will support student directors in the Outreach branch of WPTS Radio, which is responsible for external relationships in the areas of sales, marketing, and public service.
Intern will assist WPTS Radio student directors as needed, including development of sales leads, creation and execution of marketing initiatives, research and writing of public service announcements, representing WPTS Radio at public events and interfacing with current and potential external partners.
Interns must be University of Pittsburgh student. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be confident and a self-starter. Able to complete tasks with minimal supervision. Basic computer skills. General knowledge of radio and social media. Knowledge of WPTS Radio a plus.
To apply for a Spring 2022 internship, please send a resume and cover letter to Greg Weston, General Manager at WPTS Radio, at email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see your CGS advisor.
Examples of Past Internships
- Administration of Justice / Law, Criminal Justice, and Society
- University of Pittsburgh Police Department
- Palace Entertainment / Kennywood & Sandcastle (Public Safety)
- Court Watch Program-Abolitionist Law Center
- Law Office of David J. DeFazio
- Brenlove & Fuller LLC
- 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 Communications
- Apple Box Studios, Pittsburgh, PA
- Coldspark Media, Pittsburgh, PA
- GNC, Pittsburgh, PA
- Disney Human Resources Strategies & Services, LLC, Orlando, FL
- Nakturnal, Pittsburgh, PA
- Vector Marketing, Pittsburgh, PA
- Phipps Conservancy & Botanical Gardens
- Apraxia Kids, Pittsburgh, PA
- Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
- Carnegie Museums
- RW Jones Agency, McMurray, PA
- Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Washington DC
- Power Move Marketing, Pittsburgh, PA
- Pittsburgh Penguins
- Pittsburgh Riverhounds
- Pittsburgh Pirates
- University of Pittsburgh Football
- Pitt Athletics Compliance Office
- Crowd Surf LLC
- 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
- Natural Sciences
- University of Pitt School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA
- Johnson & Henninger Dental, Brookville, PA
- Public Service / Nonprofit Management / Health Services
- Community Engagement Center in Hill District, Pittsburgh, PA
- Allegheny County Department of Human Resources, 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