Elsie Hillman Civic Forum


Institute of Politics Internship and Seminar

Offered through the Political Science Department, this program offers a 4-credit, letter-graded course that integrates internship and seminar components (PS 1910). Apply to this program.

Legislator for a Day

The Legislator for a Day program occurs each spring to provide undergraduate students with the unique opportunity to "shadow" a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. 2018 Legislator for a Day has been canceled. Please check back in the 2019 spring term. 

Elsie Hillman Honors Scholars Program

This program will encourage civic engagement, scholarship, and academic research on social issues, empowering students to be involved in research that can create positive social change locally and build leadership capacity in the students themselves. Apply to this program.

Never a Spectator Campus Event

The Never a Spectator campus event is a unique opportunity for Pitt students to network with some of the regions most prominent leaders. Apply to this event.

Ambassadors for Civic Engagement

The Ambassadors for Civic Engagement will seek to connect learning objectives in the classroom with meeting community needs through robust long-term experiential and academic projects that address a critical community and/or policy issue. Apply to this program

Institute of Politics Intership

The Institute of Politics is looking for motivated students to help Institute staff on public policy research projects and event management on critical issues facing Southwestern Pennsylvania. Apply to this program

Elsie Hillman Leader-in-Residence

In collaboration with the Johnson Institute for Leadership, the Elsie Forum is developing a “leader-in-residence” program that will bring a prominent person to the University of Pittsburgh to provide the Pitt community with insights on the importance of strong leadership development and civic engagement. Coming soon.