Opportunities

The following are opportunities for Politics & Philosophy majors:

Internships

Institute of Politics Internship - Many P&P majors have completed this internship which places undergraduate students in elected officials' Pittsburgh offices. The officials may be from the federal, state, or local levels. Applications are generally due at the beginning of April (for the following fall) and the middle of November (for the following spring).

Municipal Intern Program - The Local Government Academy, an independent non-partisan organization with the goal of promoting excellence in local government, coordinates summer internships across a number of topics in municipal government during the summer.

Research Opportunities

Dietrich School Summer Undergraduate Research Awards - The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) in the Dietrich School is offering twelve $3,500 Summer Undergraduate Research Awards to students conducting directed independent research under a Dietrich School faculty mentor. This announcement and cover sheet for the application contains details and requirements for the program. More information can be found on the OUR website above. Questions should be addressed to Patrick Mullen, Director of OUR, at 412-624-9150 or pjm57@pitt.edu.

The Community-Based Research Fellowship Program supports University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students while they are conducting community-based research projects. Research projects must investigate an issue in the local community. Undergraduate students from across schools and disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Law School Information

For students interested in law school - Please review this PDF copy of an email message from Edward McCord in the Honors College about opportunities available for Pitt students.

Pre-Law Planner - This is a comprehensive guide developed by the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance (CDPA).

Scholarship Opportunities

UHC National Scholarships Newsletter - This newsletter provides information about many awards/opportunities available for current undergraduates and for post-graduate work.

Program Opportunities and Events

Look for career-related events sponsored by Pitt's CDPA.

Many internship opportunities are sponsored by CDPA and are part of the Internship Guarantee program.