Pittsburgh Assistance Center for Educators and Students

Nicole Taylor - Nicole is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in art history, anthropology, and sociology. After graduation, she plans to enroll in an AmeriCorps program focusing on education. Eventually, she would like to work within the education department of a museum. Nicole enjoys volunteering with two clubs at Pitt: Keep it Real (a student-run service organization that focuses on tutoring the Somali Bantu community in Pittsburgh) and Gamma Sigma Sigma (a national service sorority). She is a both an amateur yogi and foodie. 

Margaret Shuff - Margaret is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in English non-fiction writing. Margaret will also graduate with a certificate in children's literature and a minor in Korean. Margaret is a student with a passion for learning, a great interest in different cultures, and a deep commitment to service. She plans to pursue a career in secondary education. After graduation, she would like to teach in Korea or in areas of need within the United States. When she is not with PACES she can be found running, swimming, or reading.

Gabrielle Kozlowski - Gabrielle is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in studio arts. Raised in Champaign, Illinois, she has a fondness for college campuses and open spaces. Gabrielle would love to work in a field that allows her to create images, whether through education, film, or fashion. She is excited to be working with PACES, knowing firsthand what a difference outreach can make in students’ lives. She loves reading memoirs, perusing art museums, and designing. 

Meet Our Fall Interns


PACES seeks college interns who are organized, outgoing, and dedicated to making a difference in local education.  We will post a description and deadline for fall 2017 internship applications in the coming weeks.  Contact us with any questions.

Good News! PACES is pleased to announce our former intern, Gabrielle Kozlowski, has been awarded a Pitt University Honors College Community-Based Research Fellowship for the spring! We are even happier to report Gabby is using her fellowship to help PACES! PACES is serving as the community partner for Gabby's research. Gabby will research, consult with her faculty mentors, and work with PACES director Emily Lilly to develop a studio arts outreach program for a local public high school. In this uncertain political and funding climate, PACES remains committed to doing what we can to ensure public school students in Allegheny County receive enriching educational opportunities. Sincere thanks to Gabby and the University of Pittsburgh for helping us maintain this commitment.


Internship Description and How to Apply

The Pittsburgh Assistance Center for Educators and Students (PACES) is an incorporated non-profit organization committed to improving Pittsburgh students’ learning environments and experiences. We provide educational programs and resources to local students, support area teachers, and help communities reconnect and build meaningful relationships with their schools. We recently created an opening for another fall 2017 undergraduate internship position.

Targeting Undergraduate Students Majoring in Studio Arts, History of Art and Architecture, Arts Education, Arts Management, or Related Field

This is an unpaid, volunteer internship and, as such, PACES will be as flexible as possible when arranging the intern work schedule. We have experience with students completing internships for college credit, should that be a condition required by the intern applicant. Interns are expected to complete between 80-120 work hours during the internship.

Start Date: Early September 2017    

End Date: Mid-December 2017 (based on college schedule)

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017

Application Requirements

Send a cover letter, resume, and reference information (name and contact information) for someone who can attest to your work ethic to: info@PittsburghACES.org. Be sure to mark our email address as approved so responses do not end up in spam folders.

Proposed Duties:
     This internship position will focus on the development and implementation of an art education outreach program for local public high school students. The intern will complete extensive research regarding the feasibility of such a program and also assist with program development and lesson planning. A brief outline of the program includes an apprenticeship studio arts component and a museum experience/art analysis component. In addition, the intern is expected to participate as his/her schedule permits with the following general PACES intern duties, including engaging with K-12 students as needed during programs, serving as a collegiate liaison for PACES and recruiting college-student volunteers, and assisting  with other organizational duties.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a four-year college/university undergraduate program, ideally with 60 credits already earned. Arts-related majors strongly preferred.
  • Possesses strong written and oral communication skills; Familiar with independent research.
  • Able to work diligently (in cooperative and independent settings) and meet deadlines.
  • Ideally has pre-established relationships with student groups on campus.
  • If the internship is offered, the intern must provide Pennsylvania education clearances (Act 24, Act 34, and Act 151) in a timely manner.

Benefits for the Intern

  • Flexible work schedule and hours.
  • Supervised by the founder and executive director who will provide feedback, performance reviews, and other professional guidance in a casual and encouraging setting.
  • Opportunity to tailor projects to your specific career goals.
  • Build your networking skills by engaging with community figures, educational professionals, non-profit specialists, and other college students.
  • Make a real difference in the local community and know that your work will be vital to providing much-needed resources and support to various Pittsburgh students and educators. 

 Please contact us with any questions.

Pittsburgh Assistance Center for Educators and Students