Internship Opportunities in Local, State, and Federal Government

Local Internships

Commonwealth Internships

Federal Internships

Internship Opportunities in Local Government

University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics Internship

Through the Institute of Politics Internship Program, undergraduate students are placed in the offices of local, state, and federally elected public officials in and around the Pittsburgh area. Students earn four credits for their work in the elected official's office, as well as for their participation in a weekly seminar. The Institute also accepts applications for internal interns, who will work directly with Institute staff to develop programs and publications for elected officials and other key stakeholders in southwestern Pennsylvania.

City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning

The Department of City Planning provides a number of for-credit / for-experience unpaid internships for both graduate and undergraduate students.  These internships are designed to be part-time with flexible time frames so that students can combine them with a class or work schedule.  They are available throughout the year.

City of Pittsburgh Innovation and Performance

Innovation and Performance is looking for talented and energized graduate and undergraduate students to support our many projects and initiatives.

Allegheny County County Council Internships

Allegheny County Economic Development Internships

Allegheny County Medical Examiner Internship

Allegheny County Public Works Engineering Internship

Internship Opportunities in State Government

Commonwealth Internship Opportunities

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has internships available in several departments throughout the state.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Legislative Fellowship

The Legislative Fellowship Program, created in 1982 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, through the Bipartisan Management Committee (BMC), combines education, work experience and insight into the people, issues and politics of the legislative process.

The James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation Summer Internship
Students are assigned positions in state government. These internships may be in the executive, legislative, or judicial branches of government. Interns attend seminars with leading elected or appointed public officials and key media personnel.

The James G. Fulton Legislative Internship
The James G. Fulton Fellows Program was established in 1972 as a living memorial to the late Western Pennsylvania Congressman who, over a 27-year period, trained more than 100 students in his office and taught them first-hand about the challenges and rewards of public life. This Fellowship provides internships in the legislative branches of government, for students preferably from Allegheny County and vicinity.

Internship Opportunities in the Federal Government

Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government

Federal Pathways Internship Program

This Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service.

PA Delegation Internship Opportunities

In the Washington office, interns will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before Congress. In the district offices, interns are asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist with constituent casework or work on District-based projects of importance.

Senator Robert P. Casey (D)

Senator Patrick J. Toomey (R)

Congressman Robert A. Brady (D), 1st Congressional District

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D), 2nd Congressional District

Congressman Mike Kelly (R), 3rd Congressional District

Congressman Scott Perry (R), 4th Congressional District

Congressman Glen Thompson (R), 5th Congressional District

Congressman Ryan Costello (R), 6th Congressional District

Congressman Pat Meehan (R), 7th Congressional District

Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick (R), 8th Congressional District

Congressman Bill Shuster (R), 9th Congressional District

Congressman Tom Marino (R), 10th Congressional District

Congressman Lou Barletta (R), 11th Congressional District

Congressman Keith Rothfus (R), 12th Congressional District

Congressman Brendan Boyle (D), 13th Congressional District

Congressman Mike Doyle (D), 14th Congressional District

Congressman Charles Dent (R), 15th Congressional District

Congressman Joe Pitts (R), 16th Congressional District

Congressman Matthew Cartwright (D), 17th Congressional District

Congressman Tim Murphy (R), 18th Congressional District