Children’s Media: Rationale Led Reverie

Ever wonder why Arthur is always wearing a yellow sweater and red converse? Yes, it does help with brand recognition. The primary determinant, though, is something far less artistic— money. Put simply: the more outfits Arthur has, the more work for animators; the more work for animators, the greater the subsequent costs. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ While children’s…

Last Week and Bittersweet

Going into the last week of my internship with ARCHI, I am trying to understand where the time went. It feels like just yesterday I was getting introduced to the team and catching up on meetings, and here I am presenting research, and finishing up my time with ARCHI. Working at this unique collaborative, I…

Flexibility and Personality: Imperatives in the Working World

My internship, up to this point, has indicated that working for the federal government is not as intimidating as one might imagine. In fact, in my opinion, it is less intimidating than my experiences working for state and local governments because there is a wide support net to help when things go poorly. I was…

The Role of A State Legislator’s Office in their Community

Author: Christian Resch In my internship this summer, I am working for Pennsylvania State Representative Emily Kinkead. I serve as both a constituent services and legislative intern. When working for a legislator, the staff exists to improve the legislator’s quality of service and make their tasks easier overall. A legislator’s responsibilities are to bring resources…

Assessing the Non-Profit Environment

Five weeks have flown by, and in the blink of an eye, I’m halfway through my summer internship with ARCHI. In that time, I have been exposed to more people, topics, and projects than I could have imagined. I have researched media representations of crime and violence, created weekly vaccination reports for the Atlanta region,…

Girls Who Code: My Introduction to New Granada STEAM

Over a month ago, I began my internship as the S.T.E.A.M. Ambassador in the Pitt CEC in the Hill District. Much of my work focuses on supporting the staff at the CEC with their operations: interacting with visitors, creating marketing materials, and liaising with community organizations and student groups at the University of Pittsburgh, identifying…

Hello Neighbor! My Name is Maria

Hello, neighbor! My name is Maria Anto (she/her) and I am a recipient of the Honors College Public Service Internship Award. From singing in the Heinz Chapel Choir to viewing fabulous productions as a Pitt Arts Host, I am incredibly grateful to be a student at the University of Pittsburgh. As I start my senior…

Endurance and the Environmental Movement

As I begin my fourth week of my environmental policy internship, I find myself excited and frustrated by what I have learned so far. The politics of passing legislation that protects our health and natural world are more complicated and slowed by red tape than I had imagined just a few short weeks ago. For…

Starting with ARCHI

Hello! My name is Mikaela Moore (she/her) and I am one of the University Honors College Public Service Internship Award recipients for the summer of 2021. I am a rising senior majoring in Biology with minors in Social Work, French, Music, and Chemistry. I am originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, and in my free time…