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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.

Open Positions and Internship Opportunities

Elsie Civic Engagement Intern Fall 2022

The University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics (IOP), the Elsie Civic Forum is seeking a talented Elsie Civic Engagement Intern. The Elsie intern will assist with student recruitment/tabling, community engagement, and event coordination. This is a paid internship starting at $15 per hour this fall. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2022, and the anticipated start date for the position is October 17, 2022.

Apply online through Pitt’s Talent Center: Elsie Civic Engagement Intern (22005044).

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

DUTIES:

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

DUTIES:

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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 grw8@pitt.edu.

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 / Law, Criminal Justice, and Society
  • 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 Communications
  • 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
  • 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