Carnegie Mellon University

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

The mission of the Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program (PSIP) is to equip Dietrich College undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to connect academic learning to professional goals by providing access to meaningful internship experiences with a non-profit, community or government organization, small business or startup that engages and strengthens the Pittsburgh community.

Guiding Principles

We believe that…

  • Experiential learning is essential to student success
  • Dietrich College undergraduate students possess unique talents and perspectives to offer to community partners
  • Carnegie Mellon contributes to its community when it supports local organizations and businesses
  • Pittsburgh is great place to learn, live, work and play


How It Works

    • November – December: Pittsburgh area start-ups, small businesses and non-profit organizations apply to host an intern during the upcoming summer. The PSIP Advisory Committee reviews all applications and notifies organizations of their acceptance into the program.
    • December– February: Dietrich College students apply to be part of the program. The PSIP Advisory Committee reviews all applications and students are notified about their invitation to continue on to the next steps of the process.
    • March – April: Accepted organizations post their internship opportunities onto Handshake. Invited students review and apply for internship opportunities. Organizations conduct interviews and make offers to successful candidates.
    • May – August: Students who are successfully hired for an internship complete between 175-200 hours and receive $3,000 of financial support to offset the costs of living in Pittsburgh over the summer. In addition to gaining hands-on experience, interns participate in a series of professional development workshops.

PSIP Summer 2020 Annual Report

PSIP Summer 2020 Annual Report

Inside Summer Internships

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Three Dietrich College students helped to raise nearly $4,000 for a local nonprofit this summer through their involvement in the the college’s Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program (PSIP).

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One Carnegie Mellon University student spent her summer assisting Latinx and Hispanic families within Pittsburgh through an internship with the non-profit Casa San Jose.

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This year, more than 100 internships from 50 organizations were available for students through the Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program.

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Internship Positions offered during Summer 2020

Behaivior

Behaivior

Positions:
  • Software Development Intern
  • Machine Learning Intern
Build 412

Build412 Tech

Positions:
  • Digital Creative Coordinator
  • Community Programs Manager
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Building New Hope

Position:
  • Research Assistant
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Burger Group

Positions:
  • Regulatory Analyst
  • Marketing Coordinator
Casa San Jose

Casa San Jose

Position:
  • Summer Camp Intern
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City of Pittsburgh: Mayor's Office

Position:
  • Mayor's Office Intern
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CivicScience

Position:
  • Marketing Intern
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Community Liver Alliance

Positions:
  • Mission Support Intern
  • Special Events Intern
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Deeplocal

Position:
  • Creative Writing Intern
Ekto VR

EKTO VR

Position:
  • Marketing & Communications Intern
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Entre

Positions:
  • Marketing/Entrepreneurship Intern
  • Developer/Designer Intern
GSA

Genetics Society of America

Position:
  • Communications Intern
Girty's Run Watershed

Girty's Run Watershed Association

Position:
  • Policy and Outreach Intern
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Global Wordsmiths

Position:
  • Administrative Assistant Intern
Hollow Oak

Hollow Oak Land Trust

Position:
  • Economics Intern
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Honeycomb Credit

Position:
  • Data Analytics Intern
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Just Harvest

Position:
  • Community Organizing Intern
Koop

Koop Technologies, Inc.

Position:
  • Software Engineering Intern
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Lifeware Labs

Position:
  • Wearable Mechatronics
Makin Wellness

Makin Wellness

Positions:
  • Marketing Intern
  • Research Psychology Intern
  • Counseling Intern
Naima Health

NAIMA Health LLC

Position:
  • Research & Development Intern
Nischal Sports Group

Nischal Sports Group

Positions:
  • Match/Research Analyst
  • Partnerships & Commercialization Intern
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Oakland Planning & Development Corporation

Position:
  • Community Engagement Intern
Open Field

Open Field

Position:
  • Organization Development & Strategy Intern
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Paramount Pursuits

Positions:
  • Marketing Intern for Minority Business Incubator
  • Main Street Marketing Intern
PHRQL

Phrql, Inc.

Position:
  • Data Analytics Intern
Piper

Piper Creative, LLC

Position:
  • Creative Apprentice
PGH Bike Share

Pittsburgh Bike Share/Healthy Ride

Position:
  • Data Specialist Intern
PHDC

Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation

Position:
  • Business Analyst Intern
PGH Schweitzer

Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program

Position:
  • Communications & Marketing Intern
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SHzoom Technologies, Inc.

Positions:
  • Machine Learning & Image Detection Research Analyst
  • Software Client Relations Analyst
Smart Futures

Smart Futures

Position:
  • eLearning Content Creator
The Global Switchboard

The Global Switchboard

Positions:
  • Programming Intern
  • Communications Intern
The Optimization Firm

The Optimization Firm

Position:
  • Data Science Intern
Wilkinsburg Community Ministry

Wilkinsburg Community Ministry

Position:
  • Community Engagement Intern