University of Pittsburgh Study Abroad Office

Study Abroad Office
802 William Pitt Union
412-648-7413

Contact Person: Vanessa Sterling, vmsst4@pitt.edu, 412-624-2033

Areas of Interest:  Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Client Contact

Who we are:

The Study Abroad Office is a part of the larger University Center for International Studies. It is the entity through which all University of Pittsburgh students engage in international education activities.

General Information: 

Founded in 1981, the Study Abroad office is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011. The Study Abroad Office, located in 802 of the William Pitt Union, develops programs and facilitates educational experiences for approximately 1400 students each year in over 100 countries. Study abroad affords students the opportunity to engage in a unique, credit-worthy learning experience and to develop as global citizens. In addition to developing programs and monitoring academic quality, the Study Abroad Office assesses the learning outcomes of study abroad and contributes to national initiatives as a leader in the field of international education.

Description:

The Study Abroad Office internship is a 10 hour / week, 13 week internship in the Study Abroad Office. Hours will be worked during normal business hours of 9:30am-5:00pm. Study Abroad Office interns engage in a variety of tasks including but not limited to that which is described in the duties section just below. Each intern will have a special project(s) based on their personal and academic needs and the ongoing initiatives at the Study Abroad Office.

Duties of Intern:

The primary responsibility of Study Abroad interns will be peer advising of students new to the study abroad process. This requires speaking with prospective study abroad students and  helping them navigate the online application and information storage system called Study Abroad.  Interns will also be responsible for making spot edits to the Study Abroad internal and external site, assisting in the testing of new and existing features of the software, and assisting the maintenance of the online student profiles. Although no experience with Study Abroad is necessary, a strong degree of familiarity with the Study Abroad Office website is desirable. Interns must be comfortable speaking with a large quantity of students on a daily basis as well as spotting for the Resource Area Coordinator when s/he must attend meetings. Ideal internship candidates will be detail-oriented and have strong interpersonal and communication skills as this position requires constant contact with prospective study abroad participants.

Site Requirements: 

  • Email letter of interest and resume to Contact Person listed above.
  • Must have participated in a study abroad program prior to the start of their internship.
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA prior to the start of the internship.
  • Complete and Submit the online application for the Study Abroad Internship 

 

Terms offered: 

fall and spring

Number of Students:

2