Duquesne Philosophy Department Internship Program

Through our internship program, our students are provided an avenue to contact potential employers, learn with on-the-job training, and bolster their resume or CV for future endeavors, all while doing something worthwhile.  Students receive 1-3 credits for completion of their internship. 

Current Internships

Innocence Project. The Innocence project is currently housed on Duquesne's campus. Students will assist in the process of preparing information necessary to determine if the inmate's case is an appropriate one for the Innocence Project. Correlates to Philosophy of Law and Philosophy of Crime and Punishment.

Paws for Seniors. This is a Washington Area Humane Society project aimed at helping low income seniors keep their pets. Students will identify eligible individuals and coordinate their services. Correlates to Philosophy of Aging and Philosophy of Animals.

National Institute for Newman Studies. The Institute, located nearby in Oakland, publishes a journal and a number of other publications dealing with the scholarship of Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890). It also runs a library of works related to his writings. Students assist with editing of and research on these writings. Students can also be involved with the Institute's large digitization project involving his publications, homilies, and letters.

Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania. Located in the Pittsburgh area, "it advances the potential in every child by doing whatever it takes to ensure they have great futures." Some projects prepares school age students for STEM Careers of the Future. Others involve after school athletics, chess clubs, and even robotics.

Clear Pathways. It is in the Hill District. It is committed to providing enriching and new experiences to youth and families through the visual and performing arts.

For students to participate in the internship program, it's vital to contact Dr. James Swindal for a fully detailed overview of the necessary steps to apply.  This includes sending in a complete resume for consideration, which will be sent to the internship program being applied for.  After acceptance, students must meet with their advisors to register for the internship course, PHIL 317.