Global Co-ops and Internships for Employers

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 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 the 6-month co-op schedule, and either can be global placements or one domestic and one global placement.  Internships typically are for summers only and must be a minimum of 12 weeks. ELPE can clarify 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 a cohort of talented, ambitious, and entrepreneurial students who possess a career objective directly related to the job.
  • Students are available for six-month terms --more time is spent on long-term for significant contributions to your workplace.
  • 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, no 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.

CO-OP SCHEDULE EXAMPLES (coming soon) 

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

Ready to take the next step?

Questions? Please reach out to Alicia Olalde, Global Programs Manager, a.olalde@pitt.edu