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.

The application for students to apply to participate in the Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program for Summer 2020 is now OPEN and is available online. Applications are due by February 1st, 2020.

How It Works

    • The organization application has two parts. Organizations which have applied will be notified of acceptance into the program by December 10th. At that time, they will receive instructions for creating an account and posting a position(s) in Handshake.
    • 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 via Handshake.
    • Students will work between 175-200 hours during Summer 2020 and receive $3,000 of financial support to offset the costs of living in Pittsburgh over the summer.

    Organization Timeline

    November 1

    Pre-Survey Opens for Organizations to apply to the program

    November 29 Pre-survey closes
    December 10 Organizations are notified of their acceptance in the program
    Mid-December The student application link opens
    February 1 Organizations create Handshake profile
    February 14 Deadline for employers to create profile/post positions in Handshake
    March 10 Deadline for students to apply for available positions through Handshake
    March 2 *Tentative* PSIP Employer Fair @CMU
    March 3 Students accepted to the program begin applying for available positions
    March 10 Deadline for students to apply to available positions
    March 10-15 Organizations review student applications and select student to interview
    March 16-20 Organizations interview students for available positions (either on or off-campus
    March 23-25 Organizations debrief student interviews (internally)
    March 27 Offer Day - All internship offers are distributed to selected students
    April 3 Deadline for students to accept initial offers
    May 18
    Internships commence no sooner than this date
    August 7 Internships conclude no later than this date

    Student Timeline

    Mid-December

    Application opens for students

    February 1 Deadline for students to apply to the program
    February 14 Students approved to participate in the program are notified
    February 24-25 Students attend one of two *required* pre-application workshops
    March 2 Students confirm their program participation
    March 2 *Tentative* PSIP Employer Fair @CMU
    March 3 Students accepted to the program begin applying for available positions
    March 10 Deadline for students to apply to available positions
    March 10-15 Organizations review student applications and select student to interview
    March 16-20 Organizations interview students for available positions (either on or off-campus)
    March 23-25
    Organizations debrief student interviews (internally)
    March 27 Offer Day - All internship offers are distributed to selected students
    April 3 Deadline for students to accept initial offers
    May 18 Internships commence no sooner than this date
    May 19
    Mandatory PSIP Orientation for Students
    August 7 Internships conclude no later than this date

Inside Summer Internships

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

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Participating Organizations for Summer 2020

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90.5 WESA

Position:
  • Newsroom Intern
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Assemble

Positions:
  • Development Assistant
AACI

Association of American Cancer Institutes

Position:
  • Digital Humanities Intern
Behaivior

Behaivior

Positions:
  • Software Development Intern
  • Machine Learning Intern
BGC

Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation

Position:
  • Program Assistant
Build 412

Build412 Tech

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

Position:
  • Fair Trade Coffee Project Intern
  • Research Assistant
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Casa San Jose

Position:
  • Assistant to Youth Programs Coordinator
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City of Asylum

Position:
  • Multimedia Event Planning Intern
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City of Pittsburgh: Mayor's Office

Position:
  • Mayor's Office Intern
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CivicScience

Positions:
  • Marketing Intern
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Community Liver Alliance

Position:
  • Mission Support Intern
  • Special Events Intern
Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction Foundation

Positions:
  • General Internship
Day Owl

Day Owl (Currently Thread International)

Positions:
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Expansion and Growth Analyst
DDI

DDI

Positions:
  • Narrative Design 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
  • Developer/Designer
Footbridge for Families

Footbridge for Families

Positions:
  • Business Operations Intern
  • Marketing 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:
  • Assistant Project Manager
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Honeycomb Credit

Positions:
  • Marketing Intern – two positions
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Just Harvest

Positions:
  • Policy and Organizing Intern
Koop

Koop Technologies, Inc.

Positions:
  • Software Engineering Intern
  • Machine Learning Intern
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Lifeware Labs

Position:
  • Wearable Mechatronics
  • Engineer
Makin Wellness

Makin Wellness

Position:
  • Marketing Intern
  • Research Psychology Intern
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Mighty

Position:
  • Software Engineering Intern ML/AI Focus
  • Sales & Marketing Intern
Naima Health

NAIMA Health LLC

Positions:
  • Research & Development Intern
Navity

Navity Inc.

Position:
  • Regulatory Analyst
  • Marketing Coordinator
NFBD

Never Fear Being Different

Position:
  • Videographer
  • Game Designer
Nischal Sports Group

Nischal Sports Group

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

Position:
  • Community Outreach Intern
Obama

Obama Academy PTSA

Position:
  • Alumni & Endowment Intern
Open Field

Open Field

Position:
  • Programming & Curriculum Developer
Paramount Co-Op

Paramount Enterprises LLC

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

Phrql, Inc.

Position:
  • Data Analytics Intern/Behavioral Economics Intern
Piper

Piper Creative, LLC

Position:
  • Creative Apprentice
  • Video Creative Apprentice
PGH Bike Share

Pittsburgh Bike Share

Position:
  • Data Specialist
PHDC

Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation

Position:
  • Business Analyst Intern
PGH Schweitzer

Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program

Position:
  • Communications & Marketing Intern
  • Development Intern
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PublicSource

Positions:
  • PublicSource Data Intern
Redtree

RedTree Web Design LLC

Position:
  • Film & Visual Media Intern
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SHzoom Technologies, Inc.

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

Smart Futures

Position:
  • eLearning Content Creator
Strong Women Strong Girls

Strong Women, Strong Girls Pittsburgh

Positions:
  • Research & Evaluation Internship
The Global Switchboard

The Global Switchboard

Position:
  • Programming Intern
  • Communications Intern
The Optimization Firm

The Optimization Firm

Position:
  • Data Science Intern
  • Marketing Intern
Trying Together

Trying Together

Positions

  • Data Analysis Intern
Vibrant Pittsburgh

Vibrant Pittsburgh

Position:
  • Community Outreach Intern
Welly

Welly, LLC

Position:
  • Sales & Marketing Intern
  • Operations Intern
Wilkinsburg Community Ministry

Wilkinsburg Community Ministry

Positions:
  • Social Outreach Intern
Women and Girls

Women & Girls Foundation

Positions:
  • GirlGov Intern – two positions