Institute of Politics Internship & Seminar

A semester-long internship with an elected official and an accompanying seminar where students learn about the historical, economic, and social background of Southwestern PA

Elsie Hillman Honors Scholars Program

An immersive, year-long collaboration between selected students and community organizations to create a project that benefits the Southwestern PA community.

All Angles

All Angles is an immersive experience that features expert speakers with perspectives across today’s political spectrum. The Spring 2023 schedule is coming soon!

Never a Spectator Civic Engagement Forum

An opportunity for students to network with regional leaders and discuss what they can do to become involved in their community and advance Elsie Hillman's legacy.

Ambassadors for Civic Engagement

A team graduate students work with a strategic community partner to address a specific organizational, policy or community issue.

IOP Policy and Elsie Civic Engagement Internship

Interested in working with the Institute of Politics on their regional policy intiatives and programs or getting involved in civic engagement programming? Apply to work with us