Carnegie Mellon University

Internships not only lead to careers–they help students find their passions.

Internships are more than career advancers. They are experiences that allow students to embrace causes they care most about or learn more about new opportunities.

The Dietrich College Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program at Carnegie Mellon University is designed for undergraduates to engage and connect with organizations in the place CMU calls home: Pittsburgh.

How It Works

  • The student application has two parts. Students must first apply to be part of the Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program. If accepted, students will then be able to apply to positions available through the program.
  • Pittsburgh-area companies or organizations employ Dietrich College students for 20-30 hours per week.
  • Students accepted into the program will be supported up to the minimum level of $2,500.
  • Applications are now open for organizations interested in recruiting interns. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.
    • Organizations will be notified of their approval on a rolling basis, but no later than January 15th.
  • Applications will open for students (interested in applying to the program) in mid-December and will close on February 15th.
    • Students will be notified of their admission to the program on a rolling basis, but no later than March 1st.

    Full Timeline

    November 12

    The organization application link opens

    December 15 Organization applications are due for consideration
    December 15 Student application to the program opens
    January 15 Approved organizations are notified
    February 15 Deadline for students to apply to the program
    March 1 Student approved to participate in the program are notified
    March 8 Students confirm their program participation
    March 11 Students accepted to the program begin applying for available positions
    March 31 Organizations provide initial internship offers to students
    March 17 Deadline for students to apply to available positions
    April 7 Students must accept internship offers by this date
    May 21 Internships commence no sooner than this date
    August 9 Internships conclude no later than this date.

Inside Summer Internships


Dietrich College senior Zachary Goldstein spent the summer of 2018 as a data intern at 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR news station.

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Three Dietrich College students made the most of their summer internships at Smart Futures.

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Past Participant Organizations


Makin Wellness


Millennial Entrepreneur Group


Pittsburgh Schweitzer


Requiem For Rice


Aaron Watson Ventures


Green Building Alliance


Grow Pittsburgh


Building New Hope


412 Food Rescue


Just Harvest


Allegheny Land Trust


Coro Pittsburgh


Center for Employment Opportunities




Global Wordsmiths


Smart Futures


90.5 FM – WESA


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