Graduate Student Opportunities

Global Studies Graduate Student Tuition Remission Positions

2021-2023 Marketing /Public Relations Position

The student is responsible for advancing the Center’s social/digital media presence on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, and on campus media outlets. The Fellow will create social media posts, and produce digital and hard-copy publicity materials for GSC events, all with an international and educational focus. The position requires attending innovative events to gather content and interview people for articles which will be featured in GSC publications and on social media.

This position will require excellent written and oral communication skills, with an emphasis on writing in a consistent voice and tone reflective of GSC’s mission, to better promote and bring awareness to GSC’s multi-faceted goals. They will also be required to have knowledge of creating online content for social media and websites, along with an understanding of how to write public relations copy for a variety of audiences and purposes. Ideally, this GSC intern will also have a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and SEO (search engine optimization), though these skills are not required. The position will require some weekend and evening hours when events are held.

The Fellowship requires 20 hours per week with compensation of full tuition remission. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and two samples of fliers and links to social media posts.

Application Deadline: CLOSED

 


2021-2023 Logistics and information Coordinator Position

The student is responsible for production of the GSC’s weekly news and events and maintaining an internal activity database, in addition to maintaining GSC’s website.  The student will support GSC events including conferences, mini courses and Governor’s School oftentimes serving as the interface with international speakers when arranging travel, lodging, etc. The student must demonstrate professional work etiquette including strong interpersonal skills, writing skills, the ability to work independently and be detail oriented. Experience with website platforms and electronic marketing required. The Fellowship requires 20 hours per week with compensation of full tuition remission.

Logistics and information Coordinator Position Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a University of Pittsburgh graduate program by Fall 2021.
  • Must demonstrate professional work etiquette including: strong interpersonal skills, public speaking and writing skills, ability to work independently, detail oriented, and forward thinking.
  • Must have experience with website platforms. Working knowledge of Drupal preferred but not required.

Application Deadline: CLOSED


2021-2023 Community Engagement Position

The position will support programming for university, K-12 and community engagement carried out by the Global Studies Center. The position will support programming from registration, implementation to evaluation. The student will be required to secure room set up, technology requirements, signage, etc.  They will be required to maintain databases for GSC constituent groups including the Governor’s School for Global and International Studies, K-12 educators, etc. The position will require some weekend and evening hours when events are held. The Fellowship requires 20 hours per week with compensation of full tuition remission.

Community Engagement Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a University of Pittsburgh graduate program by Fall 2021.
  • Must demonstrate professional work etiquette including: strong interpersonal skills, public speaking and writing skills, ability to work independently, detail oriented, and forward thinking.
  • Must have experience in program management and interfacing with the public.

Application Deadline: CLOSED


Graduate Student Intern: Scholars at Risk Program

The Global Studies Center (GSC), University of Pittsburgh  seeks a graduate student intern to assist with our Scholars at Risk program, through which we host scholars, artists, and other whose scholarship or activism puts them in danger in their countries of origin. The intern will work closely with our newly arriving visitors.Responsibilities will include helping our visitors learn to adapt to life in Pittsburgh and navigate everyday challenges (grocery shopping, medical appointments, etc.). In addition, the intern will assist our visiting scholars in developing programs of public engagement with the Pitt and Pittsburgh communities, working especially closely with City of Asylum, which provides housing for our guests. The Fellowship requires 20 hours per week with compensation of full tuition remission and will require some weekend and evening hours.

Qualifications include:

  • familiarity with Pittsburgh
  • adaptability in helping international visitors cope with daily living in difficult circumstances, including willingness to accompany visitors on trips within the city (expenses to be paid by GSC)
  • willingness to engage in imagining, developing, and implementing programs that the scholar will carry out in cooperation with GSC and other partner units.
  • Familiarity with the GSC and its programs is ideal but not required.

Deadline: CLOSED


Tuition Remission For Graduate Students Studying Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)

To encourage students to study a language deemed of critical importance by the U.S. Department of Education, the Global Studies Center is pleased to announce a supplemental tuition remission program available to full-time graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled as a full graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh (A&S and/or professional schools).
  • Enrolled in one of the nine Less Commonly Taught Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Swahili, and Turkish.
  • Successful completion or proficiency equivalent to completing four semesters of college-level instruction in a commonly taught language or less commonly taught language. 
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5
  • Enrollment in the GSC graduate certificate program and taking an affiliated Global Studies area course during the semester(s) of the award.

The supplemental tuition remission will cover the equivalent of 1-5 five credits of language study.

Deadline: Rolling Admission

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