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University Center for International Studies
$20,000 Tuition Remission Fellowship

The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) Engagement Team invites qualified graduate students to apply for the Community Engagement Internship. Applicants will preferably be enrolled in a graduate UCIS certificate program and be a student of outstanding ability (QPA of 3.0 or above) for a tuition remission fellowship in the amount of $20,000 for the 2020-21 academic year.

The recipient of the fellowship will be required to work twenty hours per week during the fall and spring terms. They will support programming for university, K-12, and community engagement carried out by the UCIS Engagement Team, including events in a virtual environment. The position will require some weekend and evening hours when events are held.


  • Serve as advisor for Pitt Model UN Club, including assisting with the organization and execution of the (online) High School Model United Nations competition in Fall 2020.
  • Support all aspects of outreach programming from promotion, registration, and implementation to evaluation.
  • Maintain databases for UCIS Engagement constituent groups including K-12 educators, community organizations, community college partners, etc.
  • Prepare the Monthly K-12 Educators Newsletter and Monthly Community College/MSI partners Newsletter
  • Update Engagement social media and website
  • Monitor and respond to outreach email
  • Assist in developing surveys and collecting data for program assessment
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Enrollment in a University of Pittsburgh graduate program by Fall 2020
  • Excellent writing and speaking abilities
  • Must demonstrate professional work etiquette including: strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, detail orientation, and forward thinking
  • Must have experience in program management and interfacing with the public
  • Strong technology skills, including Zoom, Teams, YouTube, and Facebook.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher)


  • Experience with Model UN programs
  • Experience advising students or student organizations
  • Self-starter who can multi-task in an online environment

Email a cover letter to UCIS Engagement Manager Lynn Kawaratani ( explaining your qualifications and why you are interested in this internship. Please submit your resume/CV that includes your cell phone number and email address.  Preference given to applications submitted by Friday, September 4th.