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The Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach in the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking two talented and motivated undergraduates for four-month paid summer internships (May-August 2018). The interns will work with a partner organization that interact with water systems (e.g., NGOs, municipality, agency, community, or other water practitioners). Interns will receive a $4,000 stipend and a $500 research budget. Applications are encouraged from across the University of Pittsburgh campus, regardless of major, school or departmental affiliation.
Applicants should submit an application package that includes: (a) A research proposal (as described below); (b) A one-page cover letter that describes why they are interested in this position; (c) college transcript(s), (d) a recommendation letter, and (e) a letter of commitment from the partner organization. Applications should be emailed as a single pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org by 03/01/18. Recommenders can email their letters directly to email@example.com.
Research proposals should address locally and/or regionally relevant water issues including but not limited to water quality, quantity, and the impact of water on local ecosystems. Proposals that address the intersection between water and social or health issues are also encouraged. The proposal should describe the importance of the research question and the method through which it will be addressed. The proposal should also identify a partner organization(s). Applicants can contact the partner organization directly or work with the Water Collaboratory faculty (Drs. Emily Elliott, Daniel Bain, Eitan Shelef, and Brian Thomas) to identify matching partner organizations.
Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their proposal and application materials, and will be informed by 04/01/18 regarding acceptance of their application. During Spring 2018, the selected applicants will meet with representatives of the Water Collaboratory and partner organization/s to map their internship scope, goals, schedule, and deliverables. The interns will be mentored by representatives of the Water Collaboratory and the partner organization. The expected deliverables include a written report and a presentation.
This internship is a great opportunity to “get your feet wet” with your own research on water issues, and to influence the critical intersection between water and urban environments. If you have any questions please contact the Water Collaboratory listed above (contact information for Collaboratory faculty can be found here: http://www.geology.pitt.edu/people/faculty).
Publications/Public Relations Intern (for credit or tuition remission)
Pitt’s Global Studies Center (GSC) seeks an intern (graduate or undergraduate), for the fall semester (fall 2017), who will help with the various publicity, publications, and social/digital media produced by the Center. The intern will have the opportunity to create social media posts, write and edit public relations copy, and produce digital and hard-copy publicity materials for a variety of events, all with an international and educational focus. As the GSC intern, the student will also attend innovative events to gather content and interview people for articles, which will be featured in GSC publications.
The internship position will require excellent written and oral communication skills, with an emphasis on writing in a consistent voice and tone reflective of GSC’s mission, to better promote and bring awareness to our multi-faceted goals. Interns will also be required to have knowledge of creating online content for social media and websites, along with an understanding of how to write public relations copy for a variety of audiences and purposes and to design eye catching and innovative fliers. Ideally, the GSC intern will also have a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and SEO (search engine optimization), though these skills are not required. The internship will require 10-15 hours per week and students can earn 3 credits if they take the corresponding internship course or they can receive tuition remission.
Students are requested to go to http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/content/global-studies-student-ambassador-fellowship-and-gsc-internships to submit an application. (Please note the deadline has been postponed) and they should send links of their work or copies of flier created to Elaine Linn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Earn four credits and work at a political office as an intern!
Are you interested in politics? Students from any major can apply for the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics Seminar, where students work in a political office (local, state, or federal) for 9 hours a week and attend a once a week seminar.
The Arts & Sciences Advising Center is looking for Peer Advisors! For the Spring Semester, the deadline to apply is November 7. Applications are available in 201 Thackeray, or can be downloaded at the links below! 2014 Peer Advisor Flyer 2 (1)
The Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes is in need of communications tutors for both fall and spring terms. More specifically, they are looking for junior or senior communication majors or even graduate students, who have taken Mass Comm Process, Rhetorical Process, and/or Communication Process and could tutor students in these subjects for a few hours a week. Qualified tutors must have passed these designated classes with a ‘B’ or better and/or have significant content knowledge.
– Undergraduates earn $8/hour
– Masters Graduates earn $9/hour
– PhD Graduates earn $10/hour
– Flexible hours
– Excellent addition to your resume
If you are interested in applying for a tutoring position, please stop by their office at 3073 Petersen Event Center to pick up an application, or email email@example.com
A television production company, based in Philadelphia, is looking for several Spring interns to work on the Great American Country network (GAC). The network will begin filming Season 2 of the program Farm Kings, during the end of January or in early February. This unique program is about a family of 9 brothers and their 1 sister working together on the family farm, in Butler, PA, while working day-in and day-out in order to have a successful harvest.
The interns would be earning college credit as they work on the television program, in Butler, throughout this spring semester. They would be assisting the production of Farm Kings and complete many duties that would help move along the process of filming the program.
For more information, please contact:
Center City Film & Video/Stage 3 Productions
1503 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102