Writing Internship Descriptions

Internship Description Template

Use the fields below as a guide for building an Internship Description.

If you would like to have an Internship Team member post this into Handshake for you, then please copy and paste the information below into a word document, fill it in, and email it to intern@pitt.edu.  A staff member will respond once it is posted.

NOTE:  These will be accepted in any format.  A staff member will contact you if any information is missing.


Internship Title:

University Department Name:

School, College or Division of the University:

Internship Location  (Include University building, floor and room number):

Internship Description  (should include the following):

  • Responsibilities of the intern
  • Requirements or desired skills
  • Defined knowledge and/or skills to be developed by the student during the internship
  • Defined educational goals and deliverables to be achieved by the student during the internship
  • Supervisory structure for student (e.g. supervised by a graduate student or staff member)
  • Progress monitoring and feedback process to ensure the internship is proceeding as planned
  • Defined time frame for the experience (e.g. spring semester)
  • Expected hours/week



Display your contact information to students?      Name Only        Name and Email       Don’t show my info

Job Type:     Internship     On Campus Student Employment

Employment Type:    Full-Time     Part-Time

Paid or unpaid

Approximate Salary (If paid, enter an hourly rate):

Work Study, if Paid?      Yes      No      Work study jobs are for eligible students only



School Year:         Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior  Masters  Doctorate

Minimum GPA:

Would you hire international students seeking opportunities in their field of study?   Yes   No

Major Areas

  • Arts and Design
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Civics and Government
  • Communications
  • Computer Science, Information Systems and Technology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities and Languages
  • Life Science
  • Math and Physical Sciences
  • Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environmental Science
  • Social Sciences

Feel free to list specific Pitt Majors here:

Job functions – This will help students interested in specific functions search for your job.

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Advertising, Media & PR
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Business Development
  • Community and Social Sciences
  • Construction / Contracting
  • Consulting
  • Counseling
  • Customer / Technical Support
  • Data & Analytics
  • Design / Art
  • Education / Teaching / Training
  • Engineering – Civil / Mechanical / Other
  • Engineering – Web / Software
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental / Sustainability Mgmt
  • Finance
  • Fundraising & Event Management
  • General Management
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hotel / Restaurant / Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Marketing – Brand Management
  • Marketing – General
  • Military & Protective Services
  • Operations / Production
  • Political Organizing / Lobbying
  • Product / Product Management
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Real Estate
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Veterinary / Animal Care
  • Writing / Editing
  • Other


When do you want students to be able to begin applying for this job?  (Immediately or set date)

Expiration date for the posting (required, and can be adjusted at a later date):

Required Documents:   Resume  Cover Letter   Transcript   Other (work sample, class schedule, other)

Applicant Packages: (check one)

  • Email a summary of all applicants once my job expires
  • Email every time a new student applies