The University of Pittsburgh encourages you to enrich your educational experience by participating in internship programs. Through internships, you can supplement your classroom learning with valuable hands-on experience in your field of interest.
Internships also allow you to establish contacts that often lead to future employment opportunities directly through the internship, through recommendations internship sponsors, and through the inclusion of the internship on your resume.
You can earn academic credit for the internship by working with a full-time faculty member in addition to the internship sponsor. The faculty member establishes course work designed to complement the internship and be appropriate for the number of credits desired.
Students from any major or program may participate in internship opportunities, and because Pittsburgh is a major corporate headquarters, you can find a wide variety of opportunities available here.
Examples of past internship programs:
- Allegheny County Coroner’s Office—Observe and participate in all aspects of forensic investigations
- American Cancer Society—Working in public relations
- The Andy Warhol Museum—Assist with departmental exhibitions
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History—Experience and training in basic aspects of scientific curation
- KDKA Radio and TV—Involvement in sales and public affairs
- Millennium Medical Technologies, Inc.—Utilize lab skills in the research and development of products
- Pittsburgh Magazine—Assistance with research projects, fact finding, proofreading
- Pittsburgh Penguins—Working in public relations
- Pennsylvania Wildlife Center—Assist in all aspects of wild animals
- Salomon Smith Barney—Prepare reports on financial status and proposals for clients
- United States Steel—Projects involving programming code
- Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic—Assistance with clinical research and management of data services