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CMU International Film Festival Internship

The Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival is going on its 13th season. Each year, our interns help put on the only international film festival in Pittsburgh, featuring two weeks of global, socially conscious films. The festival also includes Q&As and workshops with featured directors. To learn more about our festival, please visit our website here.

We offer a variety of internships that will help students build valuable & relevant skills. Whether working on programming, marketing, development, or event coordination, each intern gets the opportunity for hands on involvement at a festival & arts nonprofit. A full list and descriptions of our internship positions can be found here.

Interested students can email their resumes (and any requested portfolio samples) to the festival’s director, Jolanta Lion at jola@andrew.cmu.edu. If students have any questions, they can email Jolanta or myself (d.obermaier@pitt.edu). Thank you!


Clean Air Council of SW PA

The Clean Air Council of Southwestern PA is looking for interns! All interns will have the opportunity to learn about issues impacting western Pennsylvania’s environment; how to be a community organizer and build an advocacy base of operation; methods for recruiting and training volunteers; skills in developing relationships with a diverse populations; strategic planning; communications; partnering with other individuals and organizations; the ins and outs of non-profits; time management; how to find motivation and build power. The internships are non-paying positions and voluntary but interns will receive direct support and guidance in all aspects of community engagement.
 Entering advocacy data into our database.
 One on One meetings with new advocates.
 Take a leadership role on a County Action Team.
 Responsible for creating, managing and the development of specific projects.
 Advancing social media skills of the SWPA office.
 Planning and strategy development.
 Teaching others the issues impacting pollution in SWPA.
 Conduct briefings with advocates.
 Research issues and organizations.
 Attend Board of Health, Township and Borough Supervisors meetings.
 Find venues for recruiting diverse advocates and making presentations, within
comfort zone and delivering presentations to groups on the environmental impact
of pollution.
 Managing social media.
 Possible canvassing.
 Taking charge of a specific project for the length of the inttership.

Skill Set Needed:
 Passion for the environment.
 Strong communication tools.
 Eager to learn and enjoys working.
 Organizing and diplomacy strengths.
 Time management.
 Capable of handling multiple projects.
 Good personal and phone presence.
 Public speaking skills.
 Knowledge or willingness to learn environmental issues well enough to address
them with individuals and groups.
 Energized by community organizing and project advancement.

Bike Pittsburgh Internship

Bike Pittsburgh is currently seeking a Women’s Events Marketing Intern to join our team in spring 2018. This intern will develop blog posts and social media content related to women’s events such as coffee meetups, happy hours, and group rides. The intern will also assist the Outreach & Membership Director in planning for the 5th Annual Women & Biking Forum. The full position description is available online at bikepgh.org/internships.

If you wouldn’t mind sharing this opportunity with your students, I would greatly appreciate it. Those who are interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Quinn at sarah@bikepgh.org.

Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Intern – PPG

At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG is a Fortune 200 company that operates and innovates in more than 70 countries.

We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic and creative candidate for our 2016 Fall internship. As a member of PPG’s Corporate and Government Affairs team, you will work with our team in a fast-paced environment at the company’s global headquarters in the heart of Pittsburgh. You will have the opportunity to gain important experience in working with the team that oversees corporate reputation management activities and brand-building efforts, including internal and external communications, community affairs, advertising and marketing, and social media engagement.

The right candidate will be eager to expand their knowledge and skill set with hands-on experience working with an integrated group of professionals. This is a paid internship.


Under supervision of the Corporate and Government Affairs team, this position will assist in a wide range of activities including:

  • Preparing written materials (press releases, FAQ sheets, letters, memos, etc.)
  • Writing and organizing content for the company’s internal communications channels
  • Closely monitoring media coverage and compiling reports
  • Compiling media lists and distributing news releases
  • Assisting with social media campaigns
  • Assist in production of events
  • Helping with community engagement activities
  • Collaborating with other team members on various projects as needed
  • Administrative duties as necessary


  • Motivated, responsible, self-starter
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Creative and resourceful
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Possess general office administrative skills
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills. Knowledge of Associated Press style.
  • Proficient with PowerPoint, Excel, Word
  • Familiarity with and understanding of best practices for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms
  • Comfortable talking on the phone with media, colleagues, community stakeholders, and vendors
  • Familiarity with media database tools a plus, but not required
  • Photoshop/design skills a plus, but not required
  • Strong writing, editing and proof-reading skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects on tight deadlines while maintaining top quality deliverables; ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment

Please send resume to:

Larry R. O’Reilly
Sr. Manager, Employee Communications
Corporate & Government Affairs

One PPG Place, 36th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15272
T: (412) 434-2540
E: oreilly@ppg.com

Marketing/Promotion Assoc.

Cornerstone Network currently has the position of Marketing/Promotion Associate open. This is a full time position!

Please send your resume to Deb Goodman by June 7, 2017 to dgoodman@ctvn.org

Cognitive Behavior Institute Internship

Internship with the Cognitive Behavior Institute

DATE:   05/01/2016

LOCATION:   Cranberry Twp., PA

SUPERVISOR: Dr. Kevin Caridad



The Cognitive Behavior Institute is a mental health outpatient clinic based in Cranberry Twp. Pennsylvania. (About 25 minutes north from University of Pittsburgh). We provide Cognitive Behavior Therapy to a diverse population of clients from the area who present with a wide-variety of DSM-V recognized psychopathologies. Our business is growing, and as an intern at CBI you will be given an eclectic array of opportunities to broaden your skills and discover new talents in business and media. Looking for an intern who is not afraid to be creative and innovative.


    • Design and manage social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
    • Manage/Post blogs
    • Organize public events
    • Create and manage video series of CBI related topics
    • Manage and promote media-related networks (YouTube, etc.)


  • Self-directed and Motivated
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office
  • Good Communication and Writing Skills
  • Takes Ownership of Projects
  • Working with a Team

Contact Via phone or email for further information


Kevin Caridad LCSW, PhD

ACT Diplomate


NASW SouthWest Division Chair


University of Pittsburgh Adjunct Faculty

Graduate School of Social Work


Cognitive Behavior Institute

National Social Anxiety Center Clinic


125 Emeryville drive

Suite 230

Cranberry Twp PA 16066


O 724 609 5002

F  724 299 8964

M 724 814 9708





Visit Pittsburgh Sports Marketing — Paid!

2016 Summer Sports Development Department Internship


VisitPITTSBURGH is the official tourism promotion agency for Allegheny County. The 501(c)(6) non-profit, membership organization is dedicated to generating convention, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region. The Sports Marketing Intern assists SportsPITTSBURGH, the sports marketing division of VisitPITTSBURGH, and reports to the Sports Marketing Manager.

The Sports Marketing Intern provides experience with public relations, communications and event marketing.

Hours /Compensation: 35 hours/5 days, per week, preferred; $20 daily stipend

2016 Work Schedule: May 9 – September 2 (there is some flexibility with dates)

Public Relations/Communications

  • Develop and implement public relations plan for 2016 summer events
  • Activate and monitor social media plan for SportsPITTSBURGH
  • Update website content including calendar of events
  • Develop content for digital newsletter and blog

Event Marketing

  • Assist with client event planning and follow-up
  • Provide on-site assistance, as needed, at hosted events
  • Manage event specific projects, as assigned
  • Propose specific activities to engage client base

Requirements/ Skills:

  • Ability to develop creative social media and public relations campaigns
  • Detail oriented, organized, a self-starter and able to adhere to deadlines
  • Advanced communication and writing skills
  • Working knowledge of digital marketing and social media best practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office
  • Ability to navigate social media aggregators
  • College upperclassman or graduate student is preferred

How to Apply: E-mail a cover letter of interest, resume and one writing sample to miranda.peto@visitpittsburgh.com, before the March 18, 2016 deadline. No phone calls, please.

VisitPITTSBURGH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.