Internship and Research Opportunities
Additionally, with our campus in Downtown Pittsburgh, you will have easy access to a wide array of internship and practicum experiences with social justice-based organizations.
You'll also have the opportunity to present your research at Point Park University's Annual Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Symposium, as well as regional and national conferences.
With a degree in social justice studies, you will be uniquely positioned and empowered with solid research and writing skills to pursue a wide variety of local, national and international career opportunities.
In particular, you will be prepared for careers in social-justice based advocacy, community/labor organizing, government/public service, journalism, non-government work and social entrepreneurship with organizations such as:
- Community Empowerment Association of Pittsburgh
- Clean Water Action of PA
- Enroll America
- Grassroots Pittsburgh
- Human Rights Campaign
- Just Harvest
- Millvale Community Development Corporation
- Service Employees International Union
- Sierra Club
- Thomas Merton Center
- United Steelworkers
- 412 Food Rescue
Preparation for Graduate and Law SchoolThis major also provides students with the academic training necessary to pursue graduate or law school in fields such as immigration law, public interest law, social work, geography, anthropology, literature, psychology, public health, community engagement and more.
2022 Literary Arts & Social Justice Career and Internship Summit
In the videos linked below, Point Park students, alumni and faculty share how English, creative writing and social justice programs prepare you for competitive career opportunities: