Student Programs

Institute of Politics Internship and Seminar

In partnership with the Political Science Department and the College of General Studies, the Institute of Politics Internship and Seminar program offers a 4-credit, letter-graded experience that connects students with an office of an elected official. 

Legislator for a Day

The Legislator for a Day program occurs each spring and provides students with the unique opportunity to "shadow" a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the program is being re-evaluted for the Spring of 2022.  Please check back for more information.   

Elsie Hillman Honors Scholars Program

The Elsie Hillman Honors Scholars program connects entrepreneurial students with regional community partners to develop projects that address community needs and help agencies increase their capacity to do more good. 

Never a Spectator Campus Event

The Never a Spectator Civic Engagement Forum s a unique opportunity for Pitt students to network with some of the region's most prominent leaders.

  • We are working to schedule the 2022 spring event in light of the Covid 19 restrictions on campus.  Please check back for more information.  

Ambassadors for Civic Engagement Fellowship

The Ambassadors for Civic Engagement Fellowship connects a team of three graduate students with one community partner to assist the organization with developing and implementing a large project or program. 

IOP Policy and Elsie Civic Engagement Internship

Interested in working with the IOP on their regional policy initiatives and programs or getting involved in civic engagement programming? Learn more.