Pittsburgh Assistance Center for Educators and Students

Good News! PACES is pleased to announce our former intern, Gabrielle Kozlowski, was awarded a Pitt University Honors College Community-Based Research Fellowship for the spring 2017 semester! We are even happier to report Gabby used her fellowship to help PACES! PACES served as the community partner for Gabby's research. Gabby researched, consulted with her faculty mentors, and worked 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.

Gillian Carver - bio coming soon!

Annika Napier-Smith is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying the History of Art and Architecture, Communications and Rhetoric, and Non-fiction Writing. She grew up in Philadelphia, and it was her experiences with the School District of Philadelphia that inspired her to work on education reform, specifically with regards to art programming in urban districts. Annika plans to go obtain a doctorate degree in sociology with a focus on Diversity and Social conflict, and explore the ways innovative arts programming can aid in community development.

Meet Our Spring Interns


PACES seeks college interns who are organized, outgoing, and dedicated to making a difference in local education.    Contact us with any questions.


​​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.

Targeting Undergraduate Students Majoring in Education, Psychology, Communications, Urban Studies, Social Work, Non-profit Management, 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 January 2019    

End Date: late April 2019 (based on college schedule)

Application Deadline: December 7, 2018

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