The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh offers a limited number of unpaid internshipsThe World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh offers a limited number of unpaid internships during the fall and spring semesters, as well as over the summer. Where applicable, the Council will work with schools to facilitate credit. In order to be eligible for an internship, an individual must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study.

The Council requires a minimum weekly commitment of 10 hours for fall and spring semester internships, and a minimum weekly commitment of 20 hours for summer internships. The Council is happy to accommodate interns’ schedules, but we require interns to provide a reliable and consistent schedule.

Deadlines for internship applications are:
  • Fall Internships: August 2
  • Spring Internships: December 6
  • Summer Internships: April 5

Interns often take on individual projects that complement the work of the development, education, or public program teams. Previous intern projects include: researching and compiling background materials for both public and school outreach programs; research and writing grant requests;  providing content for media; and, updating and preparing resource materials for students and teachers. We are also very intentional about providing interns with resources and training to help them get the most out of their internship experience.

Additionally, interns are invited to attend Council programs during their internship.

To Apply

If you would like to apply to serve as an intern at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, please prepare the following materials and submit them by the appropriate deadline to

  • A cover letter which includes your goals for the internship and clearly delineates which specific areas of the Council’s work most interest you. In addition, this letter should include your dates of availability as well as the preferred hours and days of the week for the internship.
  • An updated resume or CV.

All applicants should be prepared for a formal interview. Recognizing that many potential interns are away at school or abroad, we can accommodate video calls in place of in-person interviews.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact the Council at 412-281-7970 or via e-mail at