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Specific Organizations

This is a listing of specific organizations, such as the State Department or a local nonprofit, that have internship opportunities.

(*IUP has an established relationship with the organizations designated by the asterisk.)

Burson-Marsteller
Creative and hard-working students wanted! Burson-Marsteller, a communications consulting agency, has a summer internship opportunity in its public affairs practice. The intern would work directly on a consumer education initiative for a local utility company, monitor media to report coverage that affects client’s business, and provide support for an account team regarding new business opportunities. This is a paid position; local travel, as well as evening and weekend work, is required. Submit your resume and accompanying cover letter to Matthew M. Pitzarella (One Gateway Center, 20th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222-1433) or contact him directly at 412-394-6618 with any questions.

CDS International
Based in Germany, CDS offers internships in Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Argentina, and Turkey in the following fields: arts and culture, information media and communications, education, social sciences, library science, counseling and social services, commerce and finance, science, engineering, architecture, mathematics, industrial occupations, construction and building trades, agriculture and forestry, public administration, and law.

Comcast-Spectacor
Comcast-Spectacor offers sports and entertainment industry internship opportunities in Philadelphia with the Sixers, Flyers, Phantoms, The First Union Center/Spectrum, as well as the Bowie Baysox, Frederick Keys, and Delmarva Shorebirds (Maryland minor league baseball teams).

Coro Center for Civic Leadership
Coro, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization, prepares men and women from diverse backgrounds for ethical and effective leadership in the public arena. The Internship Initiative, a collaborative project of Coro and the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, will connect regional colleges and universities with regional employers striving to attract and retain talent in the region. They are seeking an intern to be responsible for researching internship opportunities and creating profiles of each and assisting in internship fairs. The ideal candidate has excellent research, writing, and organizational skills; is creative; and has significant proficiency in using and expanding higher mastery of computer and Web-based information technologies.

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc.
DJNF is currently offering five internship programs in South Brunswick, NJ. The editing internships include Newspaper Editing, Sports Desk Intern, On-line Editing, and Real-Time Financial Newswires and are open to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students. In addition, a Business Reporting internship program is available for minority college sophomores and juniors. An application can be obtained by phone (609-452-2820), by fax (609-520-5804), or via e-mail: newsfund@wsj.dowjones.com.

Feminist Majority
A feminist think tank, the Feminist Majority offers full-time internships in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles for undergraduates interested in feminism and public policy.

ImaginePA
Harrisburg internships developing computing systems for the state government, focusing on five areas of business processes:  accounting, budgeting, payroll, human resources, and purchasing.

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Vilar Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center offers internships in arts administration and arts education administration. They currently offer twenty different internships in departments such as advertising, development, education, press relations, programming, production, special events, technology, and volunteer management.

KidsFest at Orchard Hill Church in Wexford, Pa.
A highly energetic week-long summer day camp for children entering first through sixth grade, KidsFest runs for four consecutive weeks during the months of July and August. College summer staff members have the opportunity to lead a team of KidsFest kids with the assistance of a high school student. Our team is passionate about reaching kids with the love of Christ. We are seeking college students who have a desire to intentionally build relationships with kids as they teach and model the person of Jesus Christ. In addition, college summer staff and interns may hold other key positions at Orchard Hill Church. We offer positions in programming, student ministries, administrations, grounds, and music. Valuable work experience, lasting relationships, discipleship, and FUN are a few of the things that a summer internship at Orchard Hill Church will provide. Contact Sarah Doubet for further information at 724-935-5555, ext. 293.

National Organization for Women
Located in Washington, D.C., NOW has internships involved in the following areas:  government relations, public policy, field organizing, direct mail and fundraising, communications, and political action.

*Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Each summer, PHMC provides approximately forty-five students with opportunities to work with museum, archives, preservation, and history professionals on a variety of projects and tasks in a variety of settings; to apply classroom learning to real life; and to explore career options.

The Pressley Ridge Schools
The Pressley Ridge Schools is a well-established nonprofit children’s services agency with programs in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio. Lines of service include community-based, foster care, residential, and educational programming. Pressley Ridge provides students with an ideal learning environment that supports  practical, hands-on experience in partnership with experts in the fields of mental health and child welfare. Students may participate in a wide variety of program operations across program sites in Allegheny, Beaver, Westmoreland, Washington, Greene, and Fayette counties. Opportunities available include an internship in community residential rehabilitation (contact Don Burge at 412-442-2088) and an internship in the department of human resources (contact Tami Radomski at 412-442-2899).

*Student Conservation Association
SCA provides internship and volunteer opportunities in national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, urban greenways, and wildlands managed by nonprofit conservation organizations for more than 5,000 people a year.

T.H.I.S. (The Harrisburg Internship Semester)
Administered by the State System, this program gives students a semester-long internship experience in public policy. Interns work within the Pennsylvania legislature as well as with independent boards, agencies, and commissions. For additional information, contact Dr. David Chambers.

U.S. Department of Energy
Listing of internships within the department and with its affiliates.

U.S. Department of State
The department has several programs enabling students to get experience in a foreign affairs environment through on-the-job experience. Opportunities are available in Washington, D.C., and in embassies overseas.

*The Washington Center
The Washington Center is an independent nonprofit organization that provides internship programs and academic seminars to college students from across the country and around the world. They have two to three thousand internship placements in Washington representing major professional fields in the private, public, and nonprofit sector.

  • Office of Internships
  • c/o Career and Professional Development Center
    Pratt Hall, Suite 302
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2235
  • Fax: 724-357-4079
  • Monday, Thursday, Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday
  • 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.