Internships are more than career advancers. They are experiences that allow students to embrace causes they care most about or learn more about new opportunities. Students in both Global Studies and Social & Political History can get course credit for internships during the school year.
Students who wish to pursue an internship during the academic year have the option to enroll in one of the History Department's major-specific internship courses. These courses offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit for what they are learning outside of the classroom in an internship. Students should discuss their plans for an internship with the academic advisor.
79-505: SPH Internship
The Social & Political History program strongly encourages students to locate internship opportunities in Pittsburgh or elsewhere that complement their historical interests (as, for example, in a museum or historical society) or in areas of policy research that complement their historical interests (as, for example, in a government agency or non-profit organization).The Academic Advisor will assist students with matching their interests to local organizations. SPH students can earn up to 9 units in each internship. Please note, however, that internship credits do not count toward fulfillment of course requirements for the SPH major (though the units do count toward graduation).
79-506 Global Studies Internship
This course offers students the opportunity to gain academic credit while gaining first-hand experience interning with Pittsburgh-based organizations that work across borders. Students must consult with the Academic Advisor and Faculty Director before enrolling. The Faculty Director will assist students with matching their interests to local organizations and identifying an on-site supervisor available to collaborate in the ongoing and final evaluation of the student's work.