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

  • Pittsburgh-area companies or organizations employ Dietrich College students for an 8-10 week internship.
  • Students accepted into the program will be supported up to the minimum level of $2,500.

Sample Internships

Makin Wellness logoMAKIN WELLNESS
Dates of Internship: June 2018 – September 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 20-30 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 3
Overview: Positions are now available for psychology and marketing internships with Makin Wellness. The undergraduate psychology intern will be involved in researching and creating psychology and wellness related content for the Makin Wellness blog, website and social media platforms. The intern will work collaboratively with the social media marketing intern and owner. The psychology intern will have the opportunity to work with the owner to learn about counseling, research and mental wellness. The marketing intern will be involved in growing and managing the content posted on social media, email, blog and website. The intern will have the opportunity to learn about effective marketing techniques and how to scale a healthcare business.

Dates of Internship: May 22, 2018 – August 11, 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 20-30 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 4
Overview: ME Group has four internship opportunities available: Social media, sales, entrepreneurship and developer. Social media interns will learn first-hand how to grow and drive traffic with ME Group social accounts, then for client accounts. Sales interns will learn the importance of the business services ME Group offers and why small businesses and entrepreneurs need them. Entrepreneurship interns will have the opportunity to start and grow new online businesses within ME Group. Developer interns will work directly with the CTO and Lead Developer on building out ME Group's social network for entrepreneurs, "ME Social." Interns should have an entrepreneurial mindset, have a passion for seeking knowledge on emerging technologies and industries and perform well in an environment that values creativity, flexibility and variety. Additionally, interns should have knowledge of social media, online businesses, website creation, CRM email marketing, SEO and Google/Microsoft applications. Developers must have experience in website and app development as well as knowledge in Swift, Android Studio, React, Python and Java.

Pittsburgh Schweitzer logoPITTSBURGH SCHWEITZER
Dates of Internship: June 2018 – August 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 20-25 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 2
Overview:The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program (PSFP) is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated student(s) with experience and expertise in communications, marketing and social media to support the PSFP staff in raising the profile and public awareness of PSFP. Interns will be responsible for creating content to publicize the efforts of the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows via PSFP’s website, blog and social media channels. The intern(s) will work with the Communications Coordinator to plan, create and implement a social media plan. The intern(s) will be responsible for implementing the plan, providing original and curated content as needed and work with the staff to write engaging and meaningful blog posts. Other responsibilities include contributing to marketing and communications pieces through research and writing, proofreading fundraising and marketing communications, editing, designing and printing marketing materials and updating the e-newsletter mailing lists.

Requiem For Rice logoREQUIEM FOR RICE
Dates of Internship: May 22, 2018 – August 11, 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 20-30 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 2
Overview:Requiem for Rice is looking for two interns who will be responsible for managing a variety of projects simultaneously. Skills designing and updating websites, blogging and posting to social media outlets is a plus. Interns may be asked to assist in fundraising and budgeting research and manage communications with the creative team, community partners and CMU Fundraising/Marketing committee members. Interns should have excellent computer skills and have experience with Microsoft Office, Google apps and Doodle.

Aaron Watson Ventures logoAARON WATSON VENTURES
Dates of Internship: May 29, 2018 – August 3, 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 10-20 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 2
Overview: Interns will be responsible for executing marketing campaigns, developing pipeline of agency clients and assisting with media creation. Proficiencies in graphic design, video and audio editing, sales and guerilla marketing are highly recommended.

Green Building Alliance logoGREEN BUILDING ALLIANCE
Dates of Internship: May 29, 2018 – August 7, 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 20-30 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 2
Overview: The Green Building Alliance is searching for a Green Schools intern and a Communications & Development intern. The Green Schools intern will be responsible for writing impact reports and case studies. The intern should have excellent written and verbal communication and research skills, must be able to manage multiple projects at once and analyze and solve problems. The Communications & Development intern will be responsible for communication and fundraising efforts through blog writing, social media, data entry and CRM management. Both interns should have experience with Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Design Suite and CRMs.

Grow Pittsburgh logoGROW PITTSBURGH
Dates of Internship: June 5, 2018 – August 14, 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 20-25 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 1
Overview: Responsibilities for this position include supporting the operations team by helping to organize and attend events, support general operations and fundraising activities and assist with farm and community garden sites. Interns must be organized, motivated confident in verbal and written communication and proficient in using Microsoft Office and comparable platforms.

Building New Hope logoBUILDING NEW HOPE
Dates of Internship: May 2018 – August 2018 (flexible start/end dates)
Number of Hours/Week: 10–20 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 1
Overview: The Fair Trade Coffee Project intern will be responsible for helping to execute project-related events, education outreach, marketing and communication initatives such as social media and volunteer recruitment and training. Interns should have strong writing and communication skills, be able to work independently and as part of a team and demonstrate attention to detail. Experience working with local organic food, education, Central America, coffe and/or fair trade issues is a plus. Additionally, experience with databases/CRM, Mailchimp, WordPress, Google Adwords, Google Drive and Google Docs is encouraged.

412FoodRescue logo412 FOOD RESCUE
Dates of Internship: May 22, 2018 – August 11, 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 10–20 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 2
Overview: The operations interns will be a critical team member by assisting with and leading the oversight of the daily operations as well as managing relationships with 412 Food Rescue's network of over 300 donors, nonprofit partners and 1,500+ volunteers. In addition, responsibilities include dispatching and monitoring rescues, answering all incoming inquiries, troubleshooting in real-time for volunteers, donors and nonprofits, managing all data associated with rescue operations and working independently and as a team on projects directly related to the advancement of operations of the organization.

Just Harvest logoJUST HARVEST
Dates of Internship: Summer 2018
Number of Hours/Week: Minimum of 10 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 1
Overview: The community organizing intern will be responsible for interviewing clients for Just Harvest's story bank, developing relationships, drafting one-page policy summaries, submitting letters-to-the-editor and organizing petitions. In addition, the intern will participate in meetings with partner organizations, be involved with and help facilitate Action Against Hunger Council events, work with volunteers to distribute and collect signatures for petitions, invite clients and Just Harvest members to meetings with legislators and administrative officials and work on voter's registration initiatives.

Allegheny Land Trust logoALLEGHENY LAND TRUST
Dates of Internship: May 2018 – August 2018 (flexible start/end dates)
Number of Hours/Week: 20–30 Hours (flexible depending upon student's schedule)
Number of Intern Positions: 1-2
Overview: Responsibilities of the interns will include representing ALT at a variety of community programs, such as community days, conferences and regional meetings. Skills required include excellence in public speaking, communication and organization, as well as the ability to work independently on assigned projects. Assignments will vary based on the strengths of each student, but may include data compilation, survey creation and implementation, stream monitoring and citizen science.

Dates of Internship: May 22, 2018 – August 11, 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 15–20 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 1
Overview: Interns will be responsible for recruitment strategies and support for CORO's programs. Additionally, responsibilities will include event planning, paricipant follow ups, social media strategies and creating databases for recruitment partners and partners to host participants. Skills required include social media experience with, public speaking, being a creative team player and having strong communication skills.

Dates of Internship: June 4, 2018 – August 17, 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 20–40 Hours (optional based on availability of intern)
Number of Intern Positions: 2
Overview: Throughout this internship, interns will learn about nonprofit management, workforce development and reentry programs. The experience will provide interns to explore every aspect of CEO's program model in a hands-on learning environment. Responsibilities include researching the Pittsburgh labor market, conducting mock job interviews, assisting participants in developing and completing resumes and job applications and networking with potential employers.

LifeWhere logoLIFEWHERE
Dates of Internship: May 28, 2018 – August 4, 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 30 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 1
Overview: Interns will work with the data team and will be responsible for the creation and deployment of predictive analytics and machine learning models as well as data collection and processing. Applicants should have skills with python and Microsoft Excel and a strong understanding of data structures and storage and machine learning models. Preferred skills include experience in Azure Machine Learning Studio and Transact-SQL as well as enrollment in the Quantitative Social Science Scholars Program.

Global Wordsmiths logoGLOBAL WORDSMITHS
Dates of Internship: May 29, 2018 – August 3, 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 20 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: Up to 5 for the Language Access Project (LAP); 1 for Marketing, Outreach & Grant Writing
Overview: LAP interns must be bilingual, attend training and obtain clearances. Then, they will be matched with a non-profit organization to interpret and translate for Pittsburgh immigrants and refugees. LAP interns will complete weekly surveys for evaluation and check-in purposes and will work closely with on-site supervisors. Any and all translation is done at the Global Wordsmith office. Reimbursement for clearances is available. The marketing, outreach and grant writing intern will be responsible for brainstorming and creating social media, info graphics and outreach plans, writing social media content across different platforms, compiling analytics reports, drafting communication pieces, conducting research on potential partners, organizations and grant opportunities and assist in grant writing. The intern must also be dependable, self-directed, have strong writing and analytical skills and be willing to take initiative. Proficiency in or exposure to languages other than English is preferred but not required.

Smart Futures logoSMART FUTURES
Dates of Internship: May 29, 2018 – August 11, 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 20-30 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 1-4 Openings
Overview: Interns will work with the director, programmer and design team to create online college and course-readiness curriculum modules to be hosted on for children, teens and young adults. Interns will use their creativity, their own experiences with navigating college and careers and their knowledge of design, programming, psychology, writing and teaching. Interns will be supervised by the executive director, will be able to work remotely but will need to regularly convene both individually and as a team at the Smart Futures office.

WESA logo90.5 FM – WESA
Dates of Internship: May 22, 2018 – July 17, 2018
Number of Hours/Week: Up to 25 Hours
Number of Intern Positions: 2 Openings
Overview: Through daily assignments, interns will learn how to be a reporter in a public radio newsroom, which involves interviewing people both in-person and on the phone, gathering ambient sound for features, using Marantz audio recorders, editing with Adobe Audition software meeting deadlines and often acting as a photographer or videographer. Interns will be trained on best practices on writing for air in NPR broadcast style as well as how to write for the web in AP style. Interns will be able to strengthen their news judgement and learn about the editorial process in a vibrant and growing newsroom.

Hello Neighbor logoHELLO NEIGHBOR
Dates of Internship: May 2018 – August 2018
Number of Hours/Week: 2-3 Days/Week, 8 Hours/Day
Number of Intern Positions: 2 Openings
Overview: Hello Neighbor internships are hands-on opportunities to work directly with full-time staff in the areas of programming, policy, communications and fundraising. The right candidate will be self-directed, able to handle multiple tasks and priorities at once, be a hands on team player and be passionate about working with refugees. A summer 2018 internship would concentrate on program development and evaluation, social media and marketing and fundraising.