Pittsburgh was recently named “America’s Most Livable City” for its affordable housing, low crime rate, great cultural institutions and sports teams.
It is conveniently located within 500 miles of half of the population of the United States and less than 200 miles from Washington, D.C. For students interested in internships or job opportunities in the nation's capital, GSPIA has an office in the University of Pittsburgh Washington Center located near Dupont Circle.
Pittsburgh, itself, is a strategic laboratory for the study of public service. Learning at GSPIA happens both in the classroom and in the community. Students are able to acquire a deeper level of experience here through meaningful work in which their contributions are not only recognized, but also make a difference.
With 130 municipalities, more than 100 special government authorities and 2,674 nonprofit organizations, Pittsburgh gives students a wealth of opportunity for summer jobs or internships.
These regional assets provide GSPIA students with access to a thriving public and nonprofit sector as well as a diverse and well-endowed foundation sector. The city ranks among the top 15 in the nation in terms of philanthropic dollars per capita with some of the largest private and community foundations in the country.
Public transportation (buses and subway) is free with a Pitt student ID. The cost of housing is well below the national average, making Pittsburgh convenient and affordable on a student budget. To find out more about Pittsburgh, visit http://www.coolpgh.pitt.edu.