Carnegie Mellon University

CPDC Interns work closely with the consultant team to provide career counseling to Carnegie Mellon students and alumni on career exploration, professional development, internship and job search preparation, and post-graduation career planning needs. Our interns are also expected to develop and conduct career planning and professional development seminars to their assigned campus constituency and the general Carnegie Mellon community, assist with the planning and implementation of educational programs and career conferences, and update web and library resources for students and alumni.

  • An in-depth understanding and application of college student development theories, career development theories, and/or counseling theories
  • Ability to function competently in a team environment
  • Analytical, organizational, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with the campus community and external customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven record of multicultural and global competence
  • Computer literacy
  • A creative approach to utilizing technology to provide efficiency and efficacy to career services
  • Must be enrolled in a Master's program in a related field (i.e. College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling)
  • Able to work around 17 hours per week during fall and spring semesters
  • Prior experience in student affairs or human resources is preferred

We accept applications through March 4th of each year for the following academic year, however, earlier applications are encouraged.  For more information or questions about the program, download the this brochure [pdf], or contact Jennifer Frick at or 412-268-2064.