City Semester Pittsburgh

Student Application

City Semester Pittsburgh is open to Penn State University undergraduates in good standing from any major who will have achieved sophomore standing by semester in which they are placed.

Students who are interested in City Semester Pittsburgh are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine how the credits for this semester fit with their specific major or minor.  The program is designed to be flexible and meet the needs of a variety of majors and minors at Penn State, and is especially well-suited for the Sustainability Leadership minor.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis (see “Program Overview” for next semester’s specific deadlines.  Please check the semester(s) for which you want to apply:

Spring 2020Fall 2020

First Name:

Last Name:

Mailing Address:


State: Zip:



Penn State Student ID#:




Number of Hours Completed:

How did you hear about the program?

Fellowship/Scholarship Interest:

I am interested in being considered for a Pepsi Urban Sustainability Fellowship of $2,500.
I am interested in being considered for an Engaged Scholarship Grant of $2,500.

Community Internship Placement Preference: We are actively recruiting community partners and projects. Please tell us about your preferences in order to make the best matches possible between you and community projects.

Check one:
Part Time (20 hr/week)Full Time (40 h/week)

Check all that apply for your preferred work sector:
County GovernmentMunicipal or City GovernmentNon-Profit Advocacy OrganizationNon-Profit CDCPrivate BusinessPrivate Consulting Firm

Check all that apply for your preferred area of interests:
EnvironmentHealthEducationUrban Food SystemsEcologyLand UseUrban PlanningSustainable Community DevelopmentManagementEnergyAdvocacy and PolicySocial EnterpriseStormwater/Green InfrastructureAlt. Transportation - biking/trailsParks and Recreation Mgmt.Urban ForestryWaste/RecyclingLandscape architectureArchitectureEngineeringEarth Science PolicyPublic AdministrationClimate ActionEquity/Justice

Please be sure to include the following with this application:

A two–page personal statement outlining your area(s) of study and your career interests. You should explain how City Semester Pittsburgh benefits your academic work; what you would contribute to the program; and your ideal internship experience.

Your resume including prior work experience, previous community experience, skills (research, communication, technical and analytical, foreign language, etc.).

Attach Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member in your major or minor.