Carnegie Mellon University

How It Works

Participation in the Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program is based on application by organizations and students. To ensure high quality experiences for the interns, host sites are selected that demonstrate the ability to provide meaningful work and mentorship. Likewise, students must first apply to the program before they can be considered for any internship positions.

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 our online platform, Handshake. Invited students review and apply for internship opportunities. Organizations conduct interviews and make offers to successful candidates. Students review any offers made and accept or decline the opportunity.

May – August: Students who are ultimately selected 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.