The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is currently seeking interns for the fall to help fulfill our mission of convening and connecting people around global issues to build a thriving, competitive, and inclusive Pittsburgh. 

The Council’s internship program provides creative, dedicated, and internationally minded undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates with hands-on, real-world experience through projects that directly support our programming efforts in the community and area schools.  

Under the direction of a supervisor, interns are given tasks that introduce them to the depths of program management and fundraising, as well as nonprofit management. In this process, professional writing and communication skills are strengthened, and lasting professional experience is gained. Past interns have helped to research and prepare for the Council’s virtual programming, as well as programs held in the community and schools; compile background materials for teachers and/or students attending Council programs; contribute to research and preparation for Council podcasts, among others.

For the fall term, the intern would be supporting one of the following core departments:

  • Communications/Social Media: Designing social media posts and graphics on Canva, write content for email newsletter, support the creation of promotional materials 
  • Public Programming: Supporting the design and implementation of Council events (both virtual and socially distanced in-person) and podcasts for the community
  • Operations: Supporting the assessment and improvement of operational infrastructure to ensure efficiency and effectiveness, providing administrative and research support

Currently, all Council internships are remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Council begins to return to safe, in-person activities this fall, there will be opportunities for interns to participate in select in-person meetings in Pittsburgh, should they feel comfortable in doing so. 

It is required that the intern own or have access to equipment that enables them to participate in remote, virtual work. This includes a laptop or personal computer, a device with webcam capabilities, and stable, reliable WiFi.

The Council’s internship program maintains a competitive application process. A minimum of one year of undergraduate study is preferred and we ask that interns commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. The fall term will be from September to December and interns will receive a monthly stipend. 

In addition to their resume, interested applicants should submit a cover letter indicating their area of interest from the core departments listed above and what they’d like to gain from an internship to