Carnegie Mellon University

Summer Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Psychology research laboratories are continually looking for students to join them year-round and summertime is no exception. We continually update available opportunities on our research page and for Carnegie Mellon University students, often provide tuition scholarship for work done in the Summer.

The Undergraduate Research Office offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship for varying number of units tuition-free for the Summer months.  They also help provide research grants such as SURF and SURG who would like to continue their research studies.  If interested, in either of these options, please contact the Undergraduate Research Office directly.

The Office of the Vice Provost of Education also offers a tuition scholarship, the Undergraduate Summer Internship, for those who qualify.  Look for the Summer Internship Verification Form on their website.

Summer Internships

The Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program provides financial support and resources to connect Dietrich College undergraduate students to their first internship experience at a non-profit, start-up or small business in the Pittsburgh area. The program is designed to support students who have limited professional experience by providing assistance with the application process, ongoing career workshops and host sites that offer direct mentorship and supervision. Participants receive a $3,000 stipend for completing 175-200 hours over the summer at a local organization.

Learn more about PSIP

For additional resources related to finding a summer internship, students should contact CMU’s Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC). The CPDC can assist you with searching for opportunities in Handshake, CMU’s recruiting platform. In addition to jobs and internships, Handshake also contains listings for career fairs, events, and other resources that can optimize your search.