Internship Information

EEP Team

Interns are a vital and valued part of our organization. We have internship opportunities for committed, creative folks who would like to use their skills and energy to help us build a more creative and sustainable Pittsburgh.

Although these volunteer service-learning positions are designed with students in mind, we will gladly consider both credit-seeking and non-student applicants. Each internship is tailored to individual skills and interests to develop projects that will provide meaningful development opportunities for the intern while meeting organizational needs.

Internship Opportunities:

Nonprofit Administration 

Accepting for summer 2020. Explore communication, data collection and analysis, office space organization, accounting, technology improvement, fundraising, or community outreach.


Accepting for fall 2020. Demonstrate your talent for design and build your portfolio while building on your creativity.

Program Administration

Accepting for fall 2020. Develop and maintain the administrative systems of our Creative Education Programs. All program interns assist with hands-on programs on an as-needed basis. For summer internships, must be available to assist with the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Teaching Artist

Accepting for summer 2020. Help plan and facilitate creative hands-on learning activities for people of all ages, and will assist with the development of systems for improving our Creative Education Programs. For summer internships, must be available to assist with the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Program Materials Management

Accepting for summer 2020. Coordinate, organize and maintain materials used in creative hands-on learning activities for people of all ages. 


Accepting for summer 2020. Gain experience in gallery curation and associated programming, which includes workshops, artist talks, demonstration days, and an artist in residence program.

Volunteer Coordination

Accepting for fall 2020. Develop management skills by overseeing individual and groups of volunteers in the shop and at events, and also assist with maintaining volunteer supplies, developing volunteer task instructions, and training volunteers.

Supply Chain Management

Accepting for summer 2020. Exercise your organizational skills to provide a unique experience for visitors and gain experience in retail and nonprofit operations.

Materials Research

Accepting for summer 2020. Gain research skills by discovering specialty, vintage, and rare items so that we may price them accordingly and make them available in our shop and/or online.

Shop Display and Merchandising

Accepting for summer 2020. Exercise your creativity to provide a unique experience for visitors and develop skills in organization and customer service.

To apply for an internship:

  • Email your resume and cover letter to In your cover letter please be sure to tell us which internship(s) you’re interested in, why you’d like to work with us, and how your particular skills, experience, and interests fit with our mission.

If you have never been to Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, we strongly encourage you to visit before you apply. We are open every day from 10 am to 7 pm.

Start dates and schedules are flexible, and applications are accepted throughout the year. Although 120 hours is the standard commitment, we welcome longer internships and may consider shorter ones. Please get in touch with us before applying if you have any questions.

Internships at Creative Reuse are unpaid, but there are great benefits including shop discounts, a friendly and unique learning environment, networking with other reuse enthusiasts, and the opportunity to be part of something magical. We are an equal opportunity workplace; everyone is welcome to apply.

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