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Corporation And Foundation Support

Funding from corporations and foundations supports valuable work being done at Heinz College. From cutting-edge research by some of the world's leading policy experts to support for future public interest leaders, these grants make a significant impact on our ability to achieve our mission.

Below are some examples of ways for institutions to get involved at Heinz College. For more information, please contact the Heinz College Development Office.


Organizations interested in visible partnerships with Heinz College can provide support in several ways. Recent sponsorships have included the Verizon Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series and the annual Deloitte Consulting Student Challenge competition. Grants from corporations and foundations also support internships, scholarship funds and new educational initiatives.

Student Projects

Many classes require students to put their education into practice by working on real- world public interest issues. Projects focus on topics such as strategic planning, public management and organization, IT solutions and IT management. Students benefit from the chance to apply their skills, and organizations benefit from getting fresh ideas and solutions to current challenges.

Student Recruiting

Heinz College prepares more than 250 students each year for jobs in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Additionally, most of our students are required to complete summer or academic year internships. For more information on how your organization can recruit our students for employment and internships, contact Student Recruiting.

Faculty Research

Heinz College faculty members are leading opinion makers in their fields. With the help of public and private support through research grants and corporate affiliate programs, these scholars are able to continue cutting-edge research in a number of public interest areas.

Executive Education

Heinz College offers a number of executive education courses in areas such as executive leadership, human resources management, project management, information technology management, knowledge management and information assurance. Courses are offered on site (in Pittsburgh; Washington, D.C. and in other cities) and via distance education technology. Custom programs can also be tailored to suit the specific needs of your organization.