Carnegie Mellon University

Summer internship

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University will not be hosting a Summer 2022 Internship Program at this time. We hope to keep in touch so we can welcome you on campus at some point in the future!

The Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) focus is to encourage graduate education by providing undergraduate students the opportunity to engage with valuable research experiences. Selected interns will conduct research with current ongoing projects in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering under the guidance of an ECE faculty sponsor. The ECE Department of Graduate Affairs encourages and invites undergraduate students from CMU and elsewhere to complete an application online.

If you have been invited by an ECE faculty member to complete an application, you should indicate their name in the appropriate sponsored field within the application. If you are submitting an application without an ECE faculty sponsor, you will be entered into the general application pool. You will also be asked to choose research areas within the ECE discipline. See ECE Research Areas for detailed information. Recommendation letters from professionals familiar with you are an important factor in our selection process. They are especially valuable for non-CMU students. You may upload up to two (2) recommendation letters through the online application. Only submit one (1) complete application.

Program information

  • Duration; approximately 9 weeks June 1- mid August
  • Applicants will be notified by mid March
  • Programming includes: welcome reception, lunch with WinECE, Pittsburgh Tour and Pirates Baseball Game, Research Symposium
  • Access to summer seminars and cultural activities available on campus and around Pittsburgh
  • Housing, food, and travel allowances are not provided


  • 18 years of age or older
  • A full-time student in a degree granting institution
  • Grade point average 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Students who will receive their bachelor’s degree outside of the US:
  • An internship must be a curriculum requirement of your home institution prior to graduation.
  • You must acquire a J-1 intern student visa by completing the application requirements in a timely manner in order to obtain the DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility and DS-2007 Training Form.
  • Start and end dates are not changeable after arrival.
  • Current TOEFL score total of 84 with balanced subscores or IELT score of 7. If a current score is not available an English Language Assessment is required.

Cost to participate

Expenses related to housing, food, immigration, and travel are not provided by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Limited temporary accommodation may be secured on campus through the Conferences and Events Office.