Carnegie Mellon University

Summer Studies

Division of Enrollment Services

Research, Programs & Internships

Carnegie Mellon offers many opportunities for academic enrichment and research during the summer months. These programs are designed to meet the academic needs of CMU students and visiting students by providing a wealth of services dedicated to academic achievement. Students have the opportunity to have a seamless educational experience that does not end in the classroom. In collaboration with other departments and organizations, these opportunities facilitate students' individual growth and development, helping them to reach and often surpass their academic goals.

Some of programs are for CMU students only, however, a few opportunities are offered to visiting students, as well. 

CMU Students Only

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF): The SURF program awards $3,500 to Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students for 8-10 weeks of full-time summer research in any field of study. 

Summer (re)CHARGE Program: This is a collaborative, campus-wide initiative designed to ensure that all CMU students are able to maximize their opportunities and take advantage of all that Carnegie Mellon has to offer. The program is for rising sophomores and juniors who meet certain criteria and complete the required application materials and reference forms.

CMU Summer Internship Experience Fund: The CMU Summer Internship Experience Fund will be available to current undergraduate students who are participating in off-campus, low paying or unpaid internships located in the United States during the summer of 2019.  This is a needs-based grant which aims to help offset expenses during internships.  The Career & Professional Development Center will be coordinating the dispersal of Carnegie Mellon institutional funds that have been set aside to enable students to have a high-impact summer experience. Completed applications (students have met with their CPDC career consultant AND submitted an application in Handshake) will be reviewed on a rolling basis in the order they are received until all funds have been dispersed, or April 5, 2019.  

The Peter C. Dozzi Pittsburgh Internship Initiative: Do you have an offer for an unpaid or low paying internship in Pittsburgh this summer, but could use some extra help with your expenses? Through the generosity of Peter C. Dozzi, the CPDP is offering five $1500 scholarships to help support students interning in Pittsburgh over the summer of 2019.  This scholarship is available to all undergraduate and masters level students who will be returning to Carnegie Mellon for the Fall 2019 semester.  For more information or to apply, click here, or search Dozzi in Handshake. 

Summer in D.C.Friedman interns work on substantive projects, develop professional skills and benefit from the personal attention of a supervisor at their organization. In addition to their professional duties, Friedman interns attend exciting events, both educational and social, presented by influential and effective politicians, academics and leaders from the nonprofit sector.