Carnegie Mellon University

Careers and Internships

Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program

Application deadline: Monday, Feb. 7.

Looking for a paid summer internship? Need a summer internship but don’t know where to start? The Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program provides support to Dietrich College undergraduate students as they complete their first professional experience at a Pittsburgh area start-up, non-profit or small business. Students in the program receive assistance with the application process, career workshops and complete a part-time internship at a local host site providing direct mentorship and supervision. Students who participate complete 175-200 hours of work at an organization in the Pittsburgh area and receive a $3,000 stipend. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 7. 

Learn more and apply

Save the Dates - Spring 2022 Recruiting Events!

It’s that time of the year again and we're excited for the upcoming recruiting season at Carnegie Mellon University! We have many opportunities to choose from including virtual, in-person and hybrid events. All events can be found in Handshake, and registration typically opens two weeks prior to the event date. Mark your calendars now! 

Jumpstart Virtual Career Networking Event

Monday, Jan. 31

Our exclusive early-engagement (First-Year & Sophomore) virtual networking event. Jumpstart takes place the day before Encompass Hybrid and is entirely free of charge!

Encompass Hybrid Career Fair for All: Virtual and In-Person Event

Tuesday & Wednesday, Feb. 1 through 2

This exciting career fair will bring together arts, business, computer science, engineering, humanities and science students in one location. Employers from all industries who are looking to fill numerous and varied roles will be in attendance.  It's truly a career fair for everyone!

Virtual Intelligence & Government Career Expo

Wednesday, Feb. 9

The Virtual Intelligence & Government Career Expo brings together government agencies and contractors with students interested in the government sector.  

The Creative Arts Career Fair (in-person)

Thursday, Feb. 17

The Creative Arts Career Fair is for employers of all different industries who provide full-time and internship opportunities for creative roles. Students from the College of Fine Arts and beyond will attend. The Creative Arts Career Fair is part of the larger Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC). 

International Opportunities & Networking Virtual Event

Tuesday, Feb. 22

A great networking event for employers who have locations and/or employment opportunities available outside of the United States.

Technology Consulting in the Global Community (TCinGC) program 

If you’re looking for a summer internship experience like no other, consider the Technology Consulting in the Global Community (TCinGC) program! Through this internship, students gain consulting experience with international or domestic partners and do very meaningful work. 

  • Work on projects that make a difference
  • Empower communities around the world
  • Develop your professional leadership and communication skills in client-facing consulting positions
  • Travel free to an interesting part of the world
  • Expand your cross-cultural skills
  • Make lifelong memories

 The program is currently accepting student applications for summer 2022. Undergraduates, graduates, and students graduating in May are eligible.

Learn more and apply to the program

Resources for Exploring Your Career Path

Trying to choose a career path can often make you feel like you're traveling a long road to nowhere. Rest assured that you're not alone, and this feeling is not unique to college students. Many seasoned professionals also feel like they're still searching for that perfect fit. However, when it comes to careers, there are several resources that can help you explore your options:

  • Talk to alumni in the field through LinkedIn or CMUniverse
  • Do online research using sites like CareerOneStop.org
  • Try something! Experiential learning is the best way to figure out what you do and don't like, so find an internship, job shadow, or complete a freelance project.

Your Career Consultant is also available to help, so don't forget to make an appointment with Kristin Staunton in Handshake. 

2022 Virtual Road Trip Registration is OPEN!

This EACE Signature Program is the perfect opportunity for college students and alumni to learn first-hand about a career field, network with top employers and their employees, and explore internship and job opportunities

All virtual site visits take place during one- to two-hour time slots. Visit eace.org/roadtrips for full site visit details. There is a $5 student registration fee per virtual site visit. 

New Podcast Alert! Scotty Stories 

Scotty Stories is a podcast from the CPDC that features interviews with CMU alumni discussing their career pathways. This semester's guests include Alex DiClaudio, who produces the popular web series Pittsburgh Dad; Joanna Lovering, an entrepreneur and executive presence coach; Christopher Peter Makris, Lead Data Scientist at Dataiku; and CS Alum and Civic Technologist Amy Quispe. 

Check out these interviews and more on Anchor, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Internship Opportunity: Posner Curatorial Internship in Special Collections

Application deadline: January 2, 2022

Announcing an exciting opportunity to work with the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ collection of rare books, manuscripts, and early scientific instruments and calculating machines. The 2022 application cycle is now open for the Posner Curatorial Internship. We invite current and incoming CMU graduate students to apply. The Internship supports Carnegie Mellon University graduate students in gaining practical and paid training in rare books and special collections librarianship. The Internship is intended for students who plan to pursue a career in cultural heritage institutions, including work in libraries, archives, and museums. Click here to learn more about application materials, responsibilities, and qualifications. Write to Curator of Special Collections, Sam Lemley (samlemley@cmu.edu), with questions about the internship or application process. 

Olitsky Family Foundation Career Readiness Program

The Olitsky Family Foundation Career Readiness Program at CMU offers career and professional development opportunities for students with emotional and cognitive differences. Students with autism, ADHD, and other neurodiverse identities have benefited from this program in the past. We invite you to participate in any of the following opportunities:

  • Work 1-on-1 with a Career Coach
  • Participate in Workshops for Career Growth
  • Engage 1-on-1 with Employers 

Find out more about the Career Readiness Program

CPDC Job and Internship Opportunities Curated for Dietrich College Students

Need fresh ideas? Continue to review the jobs tab in Handshake for a comprehensive list of job postings and virtual interview opportunities, for both internships and full-time roles. This list of jobs and internships has been specifically curated for Dietrich College students. This list will be updated on a bi-weekly basis and will include positions posted on Handshake and beyond. Remember that our college is highly interdisciplinary. As such, you may be interested in and qualified for jobs that are not directly associated with your major, so be sure to think more broadly.

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