Work Study Opportunities
The Children's Institute has year-round work/study agreements with the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University. In the summer months only, we also hire PHEAA work/study eligible students. The Children's Institute has participated in other schools’ work/study programs, however the majority of our work/study students go to Duquesne University or the University of Pittsburgh. If you are unsure if you are eligible for work/study, please check with your school’s financial aid office.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for a work/study interview or you are unsure whether or not The Children's Institute accepts work/study students from your school, please call and leave a message on the Student and Volunteer Inquiry Line at 412.420.2228. Your call will be returned within 1-3 business days. Please be sure to leave a telephone number and the best times that you can be reached.
Why choose work/study at The Children's Institute?
- It’s an incredible opportunity
- Work/study students at The Children’s Institute may interact with children, families, therapists, and teachers. Because we are focused on rehabilitation, most of our children are not as medically dependent or fragile as those in an acute care setting. That means work/study students at The Children’s Institute enjoy more direct contact with children than they might in other settings. Students’ skills are carefully matched with the positions available.
- It’s rewarding
- At The Children's Institute, work/study students play an important role. We are proud of our work/study students who choose to work here while learning. They are gaining valuable experience and are helping us help others. Our work/study students are also proud of the work they do. They know their support is invaluable to The Children's Institute’s patients, families, students, staff and administration.
Volunteer placements at The Children's Institute
- Providing assistance in instructional and recreational programs, either during the day or in the evening in the swimming pool areas.
- Spending time with young patients, providing companionship or assisting with therapy programs in various units of The Hospital.
- Acting as classroom aides, fulfilling a variety of needs in The Day School.
- Assisting in the pediatric physical, occupational or speech therapy departments. This is a great opportunity for college students studying special education. Volunteers may help with everything from programming computers to assisting hands on with the children.
- Providing essential clerical services in various departments throughout The Children's Institute. Some volunteers prefer not to interact directly with the children, but still want to contribute. They provide valuable support services that keep The Children’s Institute running smoothly.
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