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Internships & Extension Programs


This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in video production. The Video Production Intern is responsible for assisting the Quaker Valley School District Communications Department in creating a visual representation of what is going on throughout the district using video (both short and longer form). This internship could be used for credit toward your Experiential Learning graduation requirement.  Responsibilities: Assist the Director of Communications in capturing and editing content that portrays events across the District. Responsible for the safe transfer and storage of all footage.  Operate and maintain production equipment.  Ensure equipment is charged and properly stored.  Work closely with staff and students to execute concepts through to completion.  Maintain accurate records, logs, and transcribe production activities.  In addition to the core responsibilities of the position, interns may be asked, or may seek to engage unique abilities, strengths, and passions through participation on cross-functional teams.  Email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you are interested in this opportunity.




Are you a high school student interested in local government? The Borough of Leetsdale announces the creation of the Junior Council Person (JCP) position. This program, supported by the PA State Association of Boroughs, allows students the opportunity to learn critical skills including team building and collaboration, public speaking, public engagement, budgeting, and running effective meetings. It also allows the student the opportunity to deliberate on issues that are affecting his or her community.   Program details: Leetsdale's JCP position is open to all junior and senior year HS students residing in Leetsdale. JCP will be appointed for a term ending in Summer 2024.  JCP will observe the work of borough government by attending the monthly meetings of the Borough Council. JCP will be seated with Council and following all council rules.  Attendance at budget sessions, public hearings, and community events is strongly encouraged. The Junior Council Person can also perform a community service or research project of personal interest and meaningful value and present it to the council.   If interested, please send a letter to the Borough Council outlining why you are interested in serving in the JCP position. Please direct your letters of intent to [email protected]. An interview process with council members may occur if there are several applicants. There is no application deadline. For any further inquiries, please call Leetsdale Borough at (724)266-7530.




Interested in Environmental Science?  Through the Environmental Science Internship, students will collaborate with peers and environmental professionals in the fields of biology, botany, geology, herpetology, ichthyology and environmental science.  The internship meets 2X per month after school @ Fern Hollow Nature Center & other sites.  See the flyer below for more information.  Email Mrs. Keller ([email protected]) to sign up.

Sweetwater Center for the Arts is offering an internship in culinary arts to work alongside teaching artist and chef, Andrew Alvarez. Chef Andrew will be teaching a variety of cooking classes at Sweetwater starting this fall and looks to an intern for assistance both in the kitchen during classes, as well as in marketing, curriculum, and more. Most classes at Sweetwater are Friday and Saturday evenings, and other hours will be assigned as appropriate.  Please email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you are interested in applying.



Sweetwater Center for the Arts is offering a summer Arts Education Internship for this up-coming summer of 2023!  Interns will assist with the day-to-day operations of running various arts summer camps.  This includes check-in and check-out procedures, monitoring lunch and breaks, but most importantly, assisting in the classrooms.  Interns will be matched with camps that fit their interests and potential future plans.  Please email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you are interested in applying.



The Iron Horse Theatre Company in Ambridge has internship opportunities available in Tech Design and Operation (lights and sound), Mentoring in the after-school Drama Club Program, and Graphic design. Please email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you are interested in applying.



The GEM Learning Center in Ambridge is looking for students who are interested in serving as tutors.  This is a paid experience with flexible hours.  Please email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you are interested in applying.



Manage and monitor Sewickley Community Center's website and Facebook pages. Coordinator will be responsible for updating content and alerting the board of items that require response and/or attention. Email Mrs. Keller ([email protected]) for more information.


Extension Programs
Professional Memberships

High School students can join the National Energy Academy where high school students will meet other like-minded classmates from around the country and learn about the energy industry from industry professionals.  Student registration is easy, simply fill out the media release form online.  Sarah Hewitt at [email protected] will then send the Zoom invitation the week before the meeting.


  • Resume Builder
  • College Application Builder
  • Connection to a professional organization
  • First to hear about scholarships and opportunities
  • Will be part of a LinkedIn group that will have continued connections within the industry
  • Virtual competitions will be announced during the meetings which have substantial cash prizes
  • Students will receive a professional certificate in May 2023 if they attend 5 of the 7 meetings. Alternate assignments can be completed if a student needs to miss a meeting.