Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Paid Internship Experiences

Career-related experiences for pay have been listed at this site as a courtesy to students who are looking for paid experience and not credit. Please note that organizations will have varying application procedures and some will require program or participation fees.

Pittsburgh-based Experiences

Check FutureLinks by going to (1), (2) My Communities, (3) Career Services, and (4) FutureLinks to access this comprehensive career management system for internship and job postings (full- and part-time), on-campus student employment listings, upcoming event listings, on-campus interviewing and information sessions opportunities.

Through the Internship Program at the Carnegie Science Center, interns are provided with the opportunity to be creative, apply classroom studies in a practical application, and to develop personally and professionally.

Jack Horner Communications offers internship opportunities in public relations and graphic design for college juniors and seniors studying in related majors. Internships are available for spring, summer, and fall and must be taken for credit. For more information regarding public relations internships contact Stephanie Ackerman at or graphic design internships contact Charlie Banachoski at

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's internship program is open to anyone enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at a college or university. Students work in paid positions and can also earn academic credit for their work experience. Qualified students must commit to one term and must have a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0. Positions are generally available in User Services, Production, Support and Advanced Systems, Biomedical Applications, Networking, Training, and Allocations. To apply to the internship program, send your résumé to Vivian M. Benton at

Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh has internships available for junior and senior Chemistry majors. SACP sponsors a paid internship for the summer at the Carnegie Science Center, and two paid internships at PPG Industries - Coatings and Resins Research Center.

The University of Pittsburgh Advising Center is looking for students to intern as Peer Advisors.

New York City Experiences

The Cloisters, the branch museum of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art of medieval Europe, offers eight paid internship positions for undergraduate college students. During the nine-week program, interns are responsible for conducting gallery workshops with New York City day campers and for developing a public gallery talk, which they deliver in the last week. Integral aspects of this program include intensive training sessions in The Cloisters Collection and in museum teaching techniques, as well as visits with museum curators, conservators, and other art institutions in New York. Applicants are expected to be responsible and mature individuals who can work both independently and collegially. Applications for summer internships are due the first Friday of February. Application materials can be obtained through the museum Web site.

Washington, DC Experiences

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities seeks highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students (including law), as well as recent graduates, in the following areas for full- and part-time internships: Media, Federal Legislation, Health Policy, Housing Policy, Income Security Policy, International Budget Project, Food Stamps, National Budget and Tax Policy, Outreach Campaigns, State Budget and Tax Policy, and State Low-Income Initiatives.

Everett Public Service Internship Program coordinates public service internships.

Ketchum, a communications company, offers summer internships across the nation including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New York, and Washington, DC, among others. Interns will learn about promotions, event planning, publication design, media relations, and much more. The internships run eight to 10 weeks during the summer and are paid.

National Experiences

Apple Apple offers full- and part-time paid internships year round in areas such as hardware engineering, software engineering, finance, information systems, and marketing. Most internships are in California. Interns work on hydroelectric projects, collect soil samples from the ocean's floor, design interactive maps of range lands, research environmental law issues, conduct field research in the California desert, give "interpretive" tours at national parks, and work on environmental marketing campaigns.

Microsoft lists well-paid internships for designing software, engineering, and more. Positions offered in San Francisco, CA and Redmond, WA.

Internships available through the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights League (NARAL) NARAL has full and part-time intern positions across the country.

The National Human Services Assembly This database lists over 2,000 paid and unpaid internships in more than 500 non-profit human service organizations nationwide. Go to the “About Us” section of their Web site for more information.

National Security Agency