Carnegie Mellon University

Peter C. Dozzi Pittsburgh Internship Initiative

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.

This is a needs-based grant which aims to help offset expenses incurred during internships. Scholarships of up to $2,500 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 is disbursed in May or June 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 are not eligible for the Dozzi Fund. Research at Pittsburgh institutions outside of CMU is allowed. For research based internships at CMU, contact the Undergraduate Research Office (URO) for summer research grant and funding information.

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The application opens on February 1st and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final deadline for applications is May 3, 2024

To apply for Dozzi,  students must calculate projected costs and expenses on the financial worksheet linked in the application. 

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 each 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.

All Carnegie Mellon undergraduate 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, but could be higher in more expensive locations.) 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 as an undergraduate student for the Fall 2024 semester

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