"A forum for public and private decision makers, where diverse viewpoints are aired and solutions are explored, off the record and on neutral ground."

Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg

Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg presented the Coleman Award at the 2014 Elected Officials Retreat. The Institute of Politics officially welcomed Nordenberg as its chair at the beginning of January 2015.


Infrastructure Primer - Fall 2014

Click here to view the updated infrastructure primer online or download a copy.

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NEW! Report 54 - Winter 2015
Click here for details from the 2014 Elected Officials Retreat and the Institute's forum on funding public education, cohosted with the Temple University Center on Regional Politics.




Find more information by visiting the coalition's website, www.ahealthyunderstanding.org. Please direct any additional questions to Kevin Progar, project manager, at progark@hcwp.org or by phone at 724-772-8343.


The Institute of Politics is now accepting applications for summer and fall interns for 2015. If you are interested in applying, please contact Briana Mihok at bnd2@pitt.edu or 412-624-7792 with questions. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter along with one or two writing samples (papers written for class are great) via email to bnd2@pitt.edu.


Would you like to intern this fall with an elected official at the federal, state or local level? Apply for the Institute of Politics Internship class and placement program. You will be placed in the district office of an elected official for nine hours a week, and attend class once a week to learn more about the political process in Pennsylvania.

Click here to view the flyer for the program.

Click here to download an application.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015.

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