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. Note that the 2021 program has been reimagined to be a career panel on Tuesday, March 23 in partnership with Pitt Day in Harrisburg. Registration will be available soon. 

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.

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.