Internship Program

Internship candidates who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply for our intern program.


Open to graduate students or recent graduates with previous work experience. 


Fourth Economy is looking for interns to help with marketing, regional economic analysis, environment-economy research and other client related activities. We make an effort to assign interns to work on projects that fits with their interest and skill set. However, because we are a small and dynamic firm, interns are expected to be flexible and have general research and writing skills. Interns will also be given the opportunity to participate in other meetings or events that match their interests when appropriate. All interns will write one blog post per month on a relevant topic of their choosing and have the opportunity to consult with Fourth Economy employees on publishing a whitepaper on topics of interest.  For more information on the types of work we do please see our project portfolio.


Fourth Economy accepts interns in the fall, spring, and summer and will work with interns to accommodate their schedules. Depending on the needs of the firm and the intern, internships can last from 3 – 12 months for 8 – 20 hours per week during the school year and up to 40 during the summer. Though we are flexible, we do demand reliability. We are a small firm, often working on tight deadlines, and need to be able to count on interns fulfilling the time commitments to which they’ve agreed.


Our office is located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. We feel that the ability of interns to work from our office enriches both their own and our experience. However, interns may also work from home/campus when necessary.


Internships at Fourth Economy offer the chance to work with a young and dynamic firm that practices a comprehensive and progressive approach to economic and community development. No filing or making coffee – just great, real-world experience.


Our ability to offer compensation is dependent upon the flexibility of our contracts and the degree of educational enrichment of the assigned projects.


If you’re interested in joining our team as an intern, please complete and submit the form below. Please remember to attach your resume and cover letter to the form, along with a brief description of your background and areas of expertise as it relates to Fourth Economy’s activities. If you have any questions, email Pia Bernardini at

Application for Internship