The Office of Experiential Learning & Professional Engagement (ELPE)

provides co-op and internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students for professional work, research, service, and global learning across the United States and around the globe.  Whether you have an established co-op or internship program already in place or are just starting the process of hiring student talent, ELPE is a “one stop shop” to advertise your domestic or global co-op or internship opportunities.

Quick Facts about Global Co-ops and Internships:

  • Start and end dates correspond with university semesters. Co-ops and Internships are full time, paid positions.
  • There is some flexibility with both co-op schedules.  A combination of global and domestic placement rotations or all domestic/global placement rotations are possible.  Internships typically are for summers only and must be a minimum of 12 weeks. ELPE team members can answer your specific questions.
  • Assistance with housing is appreciated but not required. 
  • Students will be provided international insurance through the University. 

Benefits of hiring a Pitt Intern/Co-op student:

  • Access talented, ambitious, and entrepreneurial students who possess a career objective directly related to the job.
  • Both the two 6-month and the three 4-month co-op schedules enable our students to devote significant tiem to accomplish employer goals. 
  • Increase your business’ exposure to a valuable cohort of future professionals.
  • A cost-effective approach to hiring, training, and evaluating young talent, creating a future pipeline for tomorrow’s workforce.
  • An economical path to meet hiring needs.  No fringe benefits or recruitment costs. Co-op/intern students can be paid as temporary hourly employees.
  • Diversify your teams with students who have a different cultural perspective. Our students bring a wealth of multicultural experiences to contribute creative workplace solutions. 
  • Form a lasting partnership between your organization and the University of Pittsburgh.

Learn more about partnering with the Co-op and Internship Division of ELPE.  

Ready to take the next step?

Questions? Please reach out to Chandra Colaresci, Global and Engineering Professional Development Consultant, or to  Alicia Olalde, Director, SSOE Global Experiences and Engagement,