Carnegie Mellon University

Information for Students

"I came out of the internship more confident in the kind of future I want to lead once college is over. I am and always will be grateful for my first, and most unique, internship experience and all that I will take from it." – Elizabeth Rodriguez, ‘23

The Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program (PSIP) provides financial support and resources to connect Dietrich College undergraduate students to their first internship experience at a non-profit, start-up or small business in the Pittsburgh area. The program is designed to support students who have limited professional experience by providing assistance with the application process, ongoing career workshops and host sites that offer direct mentorship and supervision. 

Students who participate complete 175-200 hours of work at an organization in the Pittsburgh area and receive a $3,300 stipend. 


The program is open to any undergraduate student with a primary major or BHA concentration in Dietrich College. Students from any class level are eligible to apply, but preference is given to students who have not yet had a meaningful internship experience. 

Past program participants are not eligible to apply. Past participants include those who completed an internship through the program or declined an internship offer. Students who were not accepted or were accepted but did not receive offers are still eligible to apply.

Application Process

Applications to participate in the program during Summer 2024 are now open and must be submitted by February 9 at 11:59pm. For more information about the application process, check out the Summer Internship Informational Video and Slides. If you have any questions, email

Summer 2024 Internship Opportunities

The projects listed below represent an idea of opportunities for the intern at the site, not everything they will be expected to do. Interns and host sites are encouraged to be flexible in identifying projects that align with professional goals and organizational mission. This list may change and more opportunities may be added.


1Hood Media Academy

Community Engagement Intern
  • Policy and Research: reading legislations, conducting research, data entry
  • Writing related: drafting responses; grant writing; drafting organizational policy, writing proposals
  • Community engagement related: Communicating with community members, event planning 
  • Content creation related: Media projects

African American Leadership Foundation

Project Coordinator Intern
  • Information Systems: database management, website maintenance, design and functionality
  • Event Planning: large scale event management, event evaluation and reporting
  • Community engagement: outreach efforts, collaborate with educators on school programs

Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education - ARYSE

Program Assistant for PRYSE Academy
  • Data science related: collect, analyze and communicate data from summer program
  • Youth/Education related: assist with 5-week camp for youth with immigrant/migrant backgrounds

Arts Excursions Unlimited

Drop-In Studio Assistant
  • Community engagement related: Assisting with local arts excursions, creative event planning
  • Project Management: design and implement activities for new Drop-in studio program including evaluating success and working with and mentoring Summer Learn and Earn interns


Funding Connections Intern
  • Consulting: Market research and trends for entrepreneurship to support Ascender clients
  • Technology: Identify ways to use AI and automation to improve business efficiency
  • Data Science: utilize data visualization and design storytelling; utilize search queries from Crunchbase to identify fundraising trends and key players 


Event Planning Intern
  • Event/Project Management: assist with planning large scale event, support recruitment and outreach efforts


Business Development Intern, Outreach Intern, Design and Marketing Intern
  • Marketing related: Market and product strategy, customer/partner outreach
  • Content Creation: Creating and editing videos and animations, blog posts
  • Technology related: implementing and testing SEO and other analytics strategies

Bike Share Pittsburgh

Data Specialist
  • Data science related: analyze and communicate data for a 5-year growth plan


Addiction Psychology User Experience Interface Design Intern
  • Information systems related: device testing on location, user experience
  • Data science related: analyze data to identify trends and patterns for on-site testing

Blanket and Board

Business Operations Intern
  • Business Management - evaluate current procedures, improve workflows, develop efficient systems

Bloomfield Garfield Corporation

Greenzone & Public Safety Program Assistant
  • Project management related: volunteer events and coordination, large project oversight, direct community engagement around sustainability initiatives

Building New Hope

Marketing and Coffee Coordinator Intern
  • Research and Marketing: market research, data entry, communications to help build clientele

Casa San Jose

Information Technology Intern; HR and Accounting Office Aide
  • Organizational management related: organizational assessment of policies and HR metrics
  • Information systems: database management, website design and maintenance
  • Data Science: Data analysis and visualization


Social Media and Marketing Intern
  • Writing related: storytelling of CEPHR, blog and newsletter writing, media press kits
  • Content Creation: video storytelling, video editing, course content and framing

City of Asylum

Public Programming Intern and Marketing & Administrative Intern
  • Project and event management: Full arc of public programming - booking, planning, implementing and evaluating
  • Non-Profit operations: brand marketing, publicity, non-profit management


Product Design Intern
  • Information systems related: app design, user experience

Davis Consulting Solutions

Data Project Intern
  • Data science related: data management, pattern recognition, data reporting and visualization

Dress for Success

Communication, Marketing, and Events Intern
  • Project and event management: large-scale event, communications


Customer Success Operations Intern
  • Data Science: Data analysis, visualization, reporting and storytelling


Data Science Intern
  • Machine Learning: Develop and refine predictive models, image recognition

Genetics Society of America

Communications Intern
  • Writing related: writing and editing content, maintaining website and blog

Grounded Strategies

Grounded Strategies Intern
  • Policy related: Advance and support advocacy around environmental justice and land use

Hello Neighbor

National Network Intern and Marketing and Development Intern
  • Program growth: research and evaluation of existing nationwide initiatives
  • Information systems: build out and create grants management system, information entry

Hollow Oak Land Trust

Community Outreach Intern
  • Community outreach: connecting with community members, volunteer management
  • Project management: trail planning, building and evaluation

Honeycomb Credit

Data Analytics Intern
  • Data science related: collect, manage, and analyze investment and small business data from Honeycomb’s crowdfunding platform, and create a centralized dashboard for key metrics.

Industrial Arts Workshop

Summer Welding Bootcamp Student Outcomes Specialist
  • Data science related: data collection, evaluation of participant experience, data analysis

InnovatePGH/Pittsburgh Innovation District

District Communications Intern
  • Communications: long form marketing and communications campaign creation
  • Event Management: develop, organize and assist in managing summer programming

Lifeware Labs

Social Media Manager
  • Content Creation: increase online engagement with potential customers in anticipation of an upcoming FDA clearance for the ProPatch medical device

Macedonia FACE

Senior Center Program Assistant, Family and Community Engagement Services Program Assistant
  • Community engagement related: Event management, outreach and engagement with seniors
  • Education related: Facilitate workshops and events for Hill District Early Literacy Initiative

Multiplying Good Pittsburgh

Community Events and Special Program Intern
  • Project management: program support for Students in Action and ChangeMakers initiatives
  • Nonprofit management related: communications, project management, data and analysis, etc.

Nischal Sports Group

Data Analyst and Match Analyst
  • Data science: data analysis, predictive modeling, data visualization to market clients to potential teams, aid with consulting arm of business

Noma AI

Data Science Intern - Healthcare
  • Machine Learning: evaluate ML models, develop data pipelines, financial value analysis

Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID)

Economic Development Intern and Marketing and Communications Intern
  • Data science: data analysis related to economic development, data visualization
  • Communications: website updates, blog posts, event planning (Summer Music Series)

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Environmental Psychology Education Intern
  • Research related: Young children’s knowledge acquisition, review relevant literature, collaborate on developing research methods, and collect data

Piper Creative

Creative Apprentice
  • Content creation: video production, shoot original content, post-production; create content for social media communications across multiple platforms

Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation

Business Analyst Intern
  • Business related: consult with small business owners to create plans, industry research, business acceleration, community reinvestment

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Advancement and Development Intern
  • Information systems: evaluation of CRM systems, database entry cleaning, systems improvement
  • Data Science: engage in stewardship initiatives to collect data and survey donors

Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program

Website Designer and Development Associate
  • Website design: aid in the design and creation of a new website
  • Community outreach: cultivate relationships with community, interview Fellows, event planning

Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise

Data Intern and Marketing Intern
  • Data Science related: data analytics, compilation and analysis of historical data, data interpretation
  • Marketing related: develop marketing plan/timeline with emphasis on branding and social media


Data Storytelling Intern and Audience Growth Intern
  • Writing related: writing journalistic articles and supporting reporters
  • Data Science related: analyzing publically available data, visualization, fact-checking
  • Marketing and Growth related: support audience growth, search engine optimization, social media

SHzoom Technologies

Data Analyst Intern and Research and Digital Marketing Intern
  • Business related: market research, lead generation, team brainstorming
  • Information systems related: regular system testing, customer technical support, CRM database management

Smart Futures

eLearning Curriculum Builder
  • Content Creation related: animated educational videos and/or interactive web content
  • Youth/Education related: use programming, psychology or writing to build K-12 learning modules

The Equity | Impact Center

Social Impact Intern and Community Outreach Intern
  • Research and data collection: support EIC programming through research and data collection
  • Community engagement related: outreach and relationship building, event planning, grants

The Forbes Funds

Social Impact and Data Intern
  • Data science: creation of data collection tools to measure regional impact, analysis, research

The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania

Nonprofit Management and Program Analysis Intern
  • Community engagement related: event planning and management

Toyz Electronics

Software Development Intern
  • Software development: video game development, full stack, UX/UI Design

Trying Together

Data Analyst Intern
  • Data Science related: data collection, cleaning, reporting, validation, dashboard creation

UX/UI Intern and Marketing Intern
  • Technical related: open to machine learning, UX/UI or data analysis intern
  • Business related: assist with business growth and promotion of the first product

Vincentian Home

Oral Historian Intern
  • Research: Revive a oral history research program with elderly residents

Xpogo, LLC

Xpogo Intern
  • Data science: Analyze sales and financial data, R based data work, CRM
  • Event Management: Event production for Pogopalooza, business strategy, SEO, social media

Youth Enrichment Services

YES Summer Programs Intern
  • Youth/education related: design unique apprenticeships and mentor youth