Carnegie Mellon University

Peter C. Dozzi Pittsburgh Internship Initiative

Update: Dozzi Scholarship and COVID-19
April 22, 2020

The CPDC is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We will continue to accept applications for the Dozzi Fund for Summer 2020 until May 15, 2020.

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the CPDC is allowing students who receive the Dozzi to work remotely if their employer agrees to this.

If a student is interested in working remotely, both the intern and the supervisor will need to agree to the following guidelines.

Remote Work Guidelines

  • Students must have regular check-ins with their supervisor and must correspond directly with their supervisor at least twice a week either via phone, email, or Zoom.
  • Dozzi recipients working remotely should have clear instructions and deadlines set by their supervisor throughout their internship.
  • Remote interns will also be expected to have regular feedback and supervision on their assigned projects.
  • Lastly, any remote interns will be expected to keep a log of their projects that can be submitted to their supervisor on a weekly basis to track their progress.

The Peter C. Dozzi Pittsburgh Internship Initiative was created in 2004 through a generous gift by Mr. Peter C. Dozzi, founder of Jendoco Construction Corporation, a Pittsburgh organization founded in 1957. The scholarship money is made available through the Carnegie Mellon Career and Professional Development Center for students who will be staying in the Pittsburgh Region to complete a summer internship experience.

All Carnegie Mellon undergraduates students from any college or school who have met the following criteria may apply:

  1. Have received an offer for a low paying ($12/hour maximum) or unpaid internship from an employer in the Pittsburgh region

  2. Met with their CPDC Career Consultant to review their application materials

  3. Are not receiving any other summer scholarship/funding aid from Carnegie Mellon

  4. Enrolled in classes for the Fall 2020 semester

Scholarships of $1,500 each are awarded to individuals across a diverse group of Carnegie Mellon's six colleges for the summer. Internships must be unpaid or low-paying. The scholarship money will be disbursed in May 2020 as a non-qualified scholarship payment. Internships typically cover a 6 to 10-week period (180 hour minimum).  Carnegie Mellon on-campus positions and summer research internships based in Pittsburgh are not eligible for the Dozzi Fund.  For research based internships contact the Undergraduate Research Office (URO) for summer research grant and funding information.

To apply, download the Dozzi Application to your desktop, fill in all fields and response sections, save file as "Dozzi20_YourFirst and Last Name," and then submit the saved file and your updated resume in Handshake.


For more information, please contact Pati Kravetz.