Friedman Internships-Government Relations - Carnegie Mellon University

Learn and Intern in Washington, D.C.

The Milton and Cynthia Friedman Internships in Washington, D.C., were created in 2000 through a generous gift from Cynthia Friedman, currently a trustee of the university, in memory of her husband, an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon. The grants encourage and support the participation of undergraduate and graduate students in policy-related internships located in the nation’s capital. They are designed to foster significant work experiences that complement students’ academic work and assist them as they make career and graduate education decisions.

Friedman interns work on substantive projects, develop professional skills and benefit from the personal attention of a supervisor at their organization. In addition to their professional duties, Friedman interns attend exciting events, both educational and social, presented by influential and effective politicians, academics and leaders from the nonprofit sector.  

There are two Friedman programs in Washington:

Summer in D.C.

Open to Carnegie Mellon undergraduates and graduate students from any college or school who have a strong academic record and would value the opportunity to spend a summer gaining firsthand policy experience in a public or private sector in Washington, D.C., are invited to apply. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

For more information on the Summer Program, please contact Tim McNulty, Associate Vice President for Government Relations, at 412-268-7778 or tpm@andrew.cmu.edu.

Washington Semester

Students with strong academic records who are accepted to the Carnegie Mellon University Washington Semester Program are also eligible to receive a Freidman Fellowship, which helps to defray the cost of a semester in Washington.

For more informationon the Semester Program, please contact Katie Slater, Executive Director, Center for International Relations and Politics at (412) 268-8715 or cmuwsp@andrew.cmu.edu.

The deadline for the Summer 2015 program is February 27, 2015. 

Click here for the application.

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Summer 2015 Friedman Internship Information Sessions:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014- Dowd Room, CUC

Thursday, January 22, 2015- Peter Room, CUC

Wednesday, February 11, 2015- Dowd Room, CUC

* All information sessions take place from 4:30-5:30pm and include refreshments.

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