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Academic Resources

We partner with faculty to enhance and assess student learning, create academic courses or programs that advance the university's mission, and engage students in service learning, research, and fellowship opportunities.

Summer Research and Internship Opportunities

Unsure of what opportunities exist for research and internship credits? Unsure of what support exists for students participating in research and internships? Our flow chart can help direct you to many of the opportunities across the university and our division. 

Summer Research and Internship Flow Chart

Undergraduate Summer Internships (99-412)

These 1-unit, free tuition summer internships are available to undergraduate students whose internship sites require credit bearing enrollment for eligibility. The internship needs to provide an educational benefit to the student’s course work at Carnegie Mellon. The internship is for elective credit only. Two forms are required prior to enrollment – one from the student and one from the employer.

Summer Internship Student Verification Form
Summer Internship Employer Verification Form

Undergraduate Summer Research (99-409)

This 1-unit tuition-free course allows undergraduate students from all fields to participate in research (including artistic/creative inquiry) under the direction of a Carnegie Mellon faculty member. Students should have previously participated in summer research via the Summer Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship and/or the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship before enrolling in 99-409 (students who are unsure of whether 99-409 is appropriate for them should consult with the Undergraduate Research Office). The research is for elective credit only. Two forms are required prior to enrollment – one from the student and one from the employer.

Summer Research Student Verification Form
Summer Research Employer Verification Form

Summer Directed Study (99-405)

This variable unit course will be tuition-free in SU2020 to support students who have lost other research or internship opportunities due to COVID-19. These units are available only to student who are not being compensated. Two forms will need to be complete before enrollment -- one from the student and one from the faculty supervisor. 

Summer Directed Study Student Verification Form
Summer Directed Study Faculty Verification Form

Summer Remote Project Course (99-520)

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and the impact it is having on research and internship opportunities, faculty members developed interdisciplinary courses emphasizing experiential learning through projects. This opportunity is now closed as courses have started.

Unpaid Internship Course- Tuition Support 

Any CMU graduate or undergraduate student with a verified unpaid summer internship enrolled in a required 3 unit, departmental internship or practicum course is eligible to apply for funding to offset a portion of the tuition cost. The program will provide 1 free unit. Applications must be received by June 1, 2020 and will be reviewed and accepted on a first come first serve basis up to the capacity of funding. Tuition support is contingent upon completion of the approved internship and course requirements.

Unpaid Internship Course-Tuition Support

K&L Gates Prize 

We are excited to announce the K&L Gates Prize established to recognize an exceptional graduating undergraduate student.  This $5000 prize will be awarded by the Provost at Commencement.  The prize will be given to a graduating undergraduate student who has best inspired his/her fellow students to a love of learning through a combination of intellect, high scholarly achievement, engagement with others, and character.  Help us recognize our outstanding students by providing a nomination by Friday, April 3, at 5pm EST. 

Submit a nomination

2020 Judith A. Resnik Award

The Judith A. Resnik Award was established in 1990 to honor the life and impact of Challenger astronaut and alumna, Judith Resnik (E’70).  Each year this $1000 award is given to recognize and encourage an exceptional, senior woman graduating with an undergraduate technical course of study.  The awardee must be pursuing graduate or professional training in a technical field.

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Explore offering New Academic Degree Program

The New Academic Program Process (NAPP) involves three steps, all targeted to support good educational practice and to proactively address any relevant university policy and state and federal requirements.

The first step of the process involves submission of the "Academic Consultation Checklist" (and any accompanying materials) to the Office of the Vice Provost for Education and scheduling a meeting with the Vice Provost. The checklist is available on the Enrollment Services website and faculty may request a meeting by emailing the Vice Provost for Education's office.

The meeting with the Vice Provost and other members of the NAPP committee will be used to discuss the program's development, pedagogy, and assessment, and to address relevant policy or process matters.

Propose a New 99 Course

Each Carnegie Mellon course number begins with a two-digit prefix which designates the department offering the course (76-xxx courses are offered by the Department of English, etc.) 99- is the prefix for University-Wide courses. 99- courses are proposed through the Vice Provost for Education's office and approved by the University Education Council (UEC).

Propose a course

Find funding support for my student's research or conference attendance

For Graduate Students, please visit the Conference Funding and GuSH Research Funding webpages.

For Undergraduate Students, please visit the Undergraduate Research Office website. Additionally, CMU's Fellowships and Scholarships Office website is another good resource to visit.

Develop Admission Standards for non-English speaking students

The Intercultural Communication Center (ICC) helps with admission screening in a number of ways: keeping detailed records of TOEFL/ IELTS scores for international graduate students at CMU; regularly publishing recommendations for TOEFL cut-scores (updated each January); meeting with individual faculty, staff, or admissions committees to help departments set cut-scores that are most appropriate for each graduate program; and offering pre-admission interviews when departments would like a more detailed screening than what is provided by TOEFL or IELTS.

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Promote cross-cultural competency 

The Intercultural Communication Center (ICC) offers individual consultations as well as several workshops to support both international and domestic faculty, staff, and students. Workshops can be tailored for specific groups, e.g., domestic staff, faculty groups, mixed groups of students.

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