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Dietrich College Students Take On Transformational Summer Internships

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Andrew Chuang collaborates with Molly Sweet, director of development at the Community Liver Alliance.

A city at the forefront of healthcare, education, technology and financial services, Pittsburgh offers broad opportunities for college students. In its second year, the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program helps connect students to those opportunities through meaningful internships.

The Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program matches students in Carnegie Mellon University's Dietrich College with organizations in Pittsburgh that are in need of summer interns. A stipend of $2,600 is provided to students while they work for organizations that may not be able to pay students otherwise.

This year, more than 100 internships from 50 organizations were available for students. Organizations included 412 Food RescueMega Cat StudiosMighty and more.

Rising sophomore Andrew Chuang spent his summer as a special events intern at the Community Liver Alliance, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to supporting the community through liver disease awareness, prevention, education and research.

From communicating with community partners to organizing events, find out what Chuang took away from his internship experience.

Sarah Shaheen, a rising junior studying Ethics, History and Public Policy, put her interests in environmentalism and policy to work at Just Harvest, a nonprofit organization that reduces hunger through sustainable, long-term approaches that lift those in need.

Learn about Shaheen's outreach efforts at Just Harvest.

Grounded Strategies aims to improve the social, economic and environmental health of Pittsburgh's communities by building capacity to reclaim vacant and underutilized land. This summer, Kathy Zhang, a rising junior in the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts Program, interned as a vacant land steward to help Grounded Strategies achieve its mission.

Find out how Zhang's internship has influenced her future plans.