Economic Development Interns

Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA

14 days ago


Job Title

Economic Development Intern

Job Location

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Job Overview

Carnegie Mellon University is seeking an Economic Development Intern. This unique role bridges the Government Relations Office and the Office of the President, offering a multifaceted perspective on the university's engagement with public and private sector leaders on economic development, community engagement, and public policy.


  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Pay Basis: Hourly


  • Government Relations:
    • Support activities related to the building of relationships with government stakeholders at local, state, and national levels.
    • Assist in the preparation and dissemination of materials for briefings, hearings, and other events.
    • Keep abreast of local, state, and federal legislative changes and policy developments relevant to the university's mission and partnerships.
  • Office of the President:
    • Coordinate closely with the Office of the President on special projects, high-level meetings, and events concerning economic development and public policy.
    • Help in drafting, editing, and reviewing communications intended for internal and external audiences.
    • Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration on strategic initiatives.
  • Research and Analysis:
    • Assist in the collection and analysis of data pertinent to regional, state, and national economic trends and developing policy issues.
    • In collaboration with the Community Engagement team, engage with units across campus to understand the university's innovations/community engagements and tell the story of their potential economic, societal, and cultural impact.
    • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to evaluate and interpret findings, aiding in the formation of related strategies.


  • Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with data collection methods and analytical tools.
  • Demonstrated interest in economic development, policy-making, and higher education.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Education: Current enrollment in or recent graduate of a Master's or Bachelor's program, preferably in economics, public policy, international relations, or a related field.

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That get hired for this type of internship

  • Political Science And Government11%

  • Communication6%

  • Economics5%

  • Psychology4%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations4%

  • 342 other majors68%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • US Congress
  • United States Senate
  • US Department Of State
  • Teach For America
  • Deloitte
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Pittsburgh, PA | $3,501/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,582

  • Miscellaneous$824

  • Food$469

  • Utilities$319

  • Transportation$307


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