Dietrich College Summer Internship
encourages students to find and undertake interesting internship opportunities
for their summer employment. We understand that many of these opportunities
are unpaid, or, at best, provide minimal pay. Yet it is often these very
positions that provide students with first-rate, challenging work experiences
that are invaluable in helping them define and move forward to their career
We have instituted the Dietrich College Summer Internship Opportunity Grants Program
to make it more possible for students to take advantage of less remunerative,
worthwhile internship opportunities. Grants of up to $2,000 per internship
Who is eligible?
To qualify for a Dietrich College Study Summer Internship Opportunity Grant, students must be registered as a primary major in one of the Dietrich College academic departments or be enrolled in the BHA or SHS programs at the time of application. Current sophomore and juniors will receive preference. Graduating seniors are not eligible to compete.
How to locate internship opportunities?
Students are expected to find their own internships. There are many available
resources open to them through the Career Center and TartanTrak; in their
own particular schools and departments; and through experiences to fellow
students who have participated in internships during past summers. Preference
is given to students who find positions in government or non-profit agencies.
How to apply?
Students should fill
out an application form; submit a one- or two-page explanation of the internship
and its importance to them; include a resume; offer a statement of financial
considerations, including anticipated expenses and the financial implications
of their taking an internship.
Although students may have applied for an internship or for several internships,
but have not received final notification about the position(s), they are
strongly encouraged to submit grant applications. If students are applying
for more than one internship position, they are asked to submit separate
applications for each with an indication of which internship they are
likely to accept if offered. Each application should clearly indicate
whether the internship is proposed or final.
Applications are due March 18, 2013, in the Dietrich College Dean's Office, Baker Hall 154.
The Review Process
A review board,
composed of the Dean of the Dietrich College, a Career Services representative, and
other administrative and faculty members evaluates the applications and
recommends which students should receive a summer Internship Opportunity
Students will be notified in early April via email.
Please note that this grant is subject to federal, state and local taxes.
Credit or Noncredit?
be taken voluntarily for Carnegie Mellon credit as a fall semester course,
but it is NOT required that students enroll for credit.
If you want or need to receive credit for this internship, you will need to meet with the appropriate internship advisor listed below to talk about the specific course requirements before the start of the internship, since each department carries a different internship course number and set of requirements. You will also need to reach agreement on the number of units of credit that you will receive for the internship, and whether the credit will involve any summer tuition charges.
Credits taken wholly during the summer session require that you register for a summer course, and will involve tuition charges at the summer tuition rate.
BHA - M. Stephanie Murray (email@example.com)
Economics - Carol Goldburg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
English - Kelly Delaney (email@example.com )
Ethics, History & Public Policy - Jay Aronson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
History - Naum Kats (email@example.com )
HSP - Tim Haggerty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Information Systems - Carol Young (Carol Young)
Modern Languages - Kenya Dworkin (email@example.com)
Philosophy - Mara Harrell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Psychology (Clinical) - Beth Christiano Zimick (email@example.com)
Psychology (Developmental) - Sharon Carver (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SHS - William Alba (email@example.com)
Student-defined majors - Jay Devine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Social & Decision Sciences - Connie Angermeier (email@example.com)
Statistics - Howard Seltman (firstname.lastname@example.org)