The Washington Center Costs

For those wise enough to apply early to The Washington Center and receive a scholarship, the time is fast approaching to accept or reject the offer. The scholarships have all been awarded so new applicants may still be accepted but they will not receive any scholarship assistance.

To help the early applicants decide, here is a cost comparison between The Washington Center and a normal internship.

The Washington Center Traditional Internship
IUP Tuition = $0
Program Fee (including housing and utilities) = $4340.00
IUP Tuition = $3651.80 (in state)
Program fee = 0$
Housing and Utilities = $1000
Total = $4340.00 Total = $4651.80

The Washington Center is not more expensive than any other internship and is, in some cases, cheaper.

Internship in Indiana, PA

Center for Media Production and Research

The Center for Media Production and Research, supported by the IUP Communications Media Department is seeking a few select interns for media production work during the summer of 2018. The ideal intern will be versed in the Adobe Creative Suite, able to work independently and in a group, capable of troubleshooting and solving problems, self motivated and hard working, creative and able to execute production instructions with minimal oversight. Successful candidates will be working for CMPR director, Mrs. Stephanie Keppich, to complete a multitude of video, graphic and design projects for internal and external clients.


Must be able to work until August 10th; experience with Adobe Premiere and Photoshop, knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and After Effects a plus; 3.0 GPA and involvement in at least one extracurricular activity. If interested in being considered: please provide a cover letter addressing your production ability (specifically graphic design, camera operation and editing; resume) 3 references and preferred start and end date. Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 2nd with interviews April 3, 4, 5.

Send required materials to

An informational meeting to address questions will be held Monday March 26th at 1:15 in Stouffer room G-6. Please do not contact Mrs. Keppich outside of before that time.

14 Days Left to Find an Unaffiliated Internship

There are 14 days left to find an unaffiliated internship. Hopefully, over spring break you took time to visit potential internship sites, drop off a resume, and maybe interview. If not, now is the time.


  1. If you have yet to get an interview, make a list of cities where you would like to live this summer. Be flexible!
  2. Google job descriptions in those cities. Include ‘Intern’ in the search.
  3. Look for potential places to intern. Don’t worry if they are not affiliated or if they are not looking for interns right now.
  4. Write down the address, the phone number, and the name of the supervisor/manager. Learn all you can about the organization from the site.
  5. Visit the site in person. Explain why you are there and ask to talk with the supervisor/manager. Leave a resume.
  6. Repeat until you have an internship.
  7. Call your parents, uncles, aunts, and family friends and see if they have a communication related internship where they work.
  8. Come see me and we’ll look together for potential sites.

Links to Many Great Internships!

Video Production: Excela Health Internship with IUP COMM Alumni!


Excela Health is seeking a part-time video production intern for summer 2018. The applicant must possess the following required qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of video camera setup and recording, video lighting/staging
  • Experience in video editing using Adobe Premiere production software
  • Creation of onscreen graphics and integration of graphics within videos
  • Proficiency with handling a DSLR camera and capturing and editing photos for internal and external use
  • Ability to add/mix audio/music tracks to background of videos

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in using Adobe After Effects
  • Development of videos for social media platforms

Interested applicants can e-mail their resume/portfolio to Laura at

Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2018




Internship: The Pittsburgh Center for Arts Education and Pittsburgh Filmmakers

As your semester comes up on the halfway point, I would like to invite your students to join PF/PCA in an upcoming volunteer and internship opportunity over the summer. Internships with PCA are an excellent way for students to gain real-world experience in education, arts management, exhibition preparation, and much more. Please pass this information along to your students to alert them of this opportunity.

Feel free to contact me with any questions


Margo Dolgos

PFPCA Summer Camp Coordinator

Summer Internship Opportunity!

 The Pittsburgh Center for Arts Education and Pittsburgh Filmmakers is recruiting teaching assistants who can help aid students in the creation process during our summer arts camps. The ideal candidate for this position enjoys working with children, is knowledgable in a variety of studio and/or media art processes, and is comfortable guiding campers in their learning. Applicants should be a reliable and recognize this type of work is a team function. Teaching assistants will work with their leading instructors completing tasks such as material prep, lesson implementation, classroom monitoring and management, and one-on-one project work with campers. This position requires, at minimum, one week (Monday-Friday) of work and can be extended up to 10 weeks (Monday-Friday). Applicants can choose to work either 4 hours or 8 hours each week.

Funding for Pennsylvania Non-Profit Agency Interns

If you have any students who will be doing an internship in a Pennsylvania non-profit agency, and if they have a summer federal work study award, The Center for Career and Professional Development may be able to pay them for up to 25 hours each week through their work study award. The agency must agree to serve as a host agency, though we rarely have anyone decline to host. The CCPD will fund as many students as they possibly can, until funding is exhausted. Therefore, if you qualify, contact Diane Stipcak at as soon as possible!

25 Days to Go

You now have 25 days to find an unaffiliated internship. Please remember that your internship must allow you to work on-site. You can’t work from home! That is not an internship! The key to internship is mentoring and for that you must be in the office with your mentor observing how they do their job.

The Site Offer Form specifically states that you will work on-site!