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Careers and Internships

Alternate Summer Plans

Internships aren't the only option for leading a productive, skill-building summer. Whether you have secured a summer internship or not, find for alternative ideas on building skills, enhancing your professionalism, and more. The above link includes ideas such as: virtual project experiences, LinkedIn Learning Certificates (FREE via CMU), micro-internships, independent research projects and more!

Summer Internship Opportunity: The Well Living Lab 

The Well Living Lab (part of the company Delos) in Rochester, MN is looking for behavioral science interns for this summer.  This lab works/partners with the Mayo Clinic. 

This company is owned by a CMU-alum, who would likely want CMU students for interns! 

Learn about the Well Living Lab internship

Summer Internship Experience Fund (SIEF)

Application deadline: Friday, May 7

The SIEF is available to current undergraduate students who have secured an off-campus, low paying or unpaid internship located in the United States during the summer of 2021. This is a needs-based grant which aims to help offset expenses incurred during internships. The Career and Professional Development Center coordinates the dispersal of Carnegie Mellon institutional funds that have been set aside to enable students to have a high-impact summer experience.

Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funding has been awarded.


The Peter C. Dozzi Pittsburgh Internship Initiative

Application deadline: Friday, April 16

The Dozzi was created in 2004 through a gift by Mr. Peter C. Dozzi, founder of Jendoco Construction Corporation, a Pittsburgh organization founded in 1957. The scholarship money, made available through the Career & Professional Development Center, was established to encourage students to find summer internship experiences with Pittsburgh employers.

This fund is open to current undergraduates who have secured a low-paying or unpaid summer internship within the Pittsburgh region. Carnegie Mellon on-campus positions and summer research internships based in Pittsburgh are not eligible for the Dozzi Fund.  

More information can be found on the Dozzi website.

Olitsky Family Foundation Internship Grant

Application deadline: Friday, April 16

If you have recently accepted an unpaid or low-paying summer internship offer, then consider applying for the Olitsky Family Foundation Internship Grant.  This grant has been designed to support the career experiences of students with emotional and cognitive differences. Students with autism, ADHD and other neurodiverse identities have benefited from this grant in the past. To learn more about this grant, please visit the link below for details. Applications are now being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis with a final deadline of April 16. For questions, contact Zihui Hua

Dietrich College Internship Opportunity Grant Program

Application deadline: Rolling

The Dietrich College Internship Opportunity Grant is made available so undergraduate students have the ability to take advantage of meaningful, off-campus internship experiences that provide minimal compensation. With grants available up to $2,000, this program helps students by minimizing or eliminating out-of-pocket expenses after accepting a valuable internship offer

Undergraduate students with a primary major in one of the Dietrich College major programs and BHA students are invited to apply.

Learn more about the Dietrich College Internship Grant Program and apply

Internship Funding

As you plan for summer 2021 internship experiences, don't forget to consider the internship funding options below! By securing an unpaid or low-paying internship, you may be eligible to apply for these cost-offset grants. Schedule an appointment with Kristin or Joe through Handshake to learn more. 

Dietrich College Internship Opportunity Grant

Summer Internship Experience Fund 

Peter C. Dozzi Pittsburgh Internship Initiative