Summer Undergraduate Internship

Overview of Program

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 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: http://www.ece.cmu.edu/research/index.html. 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 2 recommendation letters through the online application. Only submit one complete application.

Submitting an application

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Interested faculty will review applications on a rolling basis. Please submit your application as soon as you are able. Apply by May 1, 2018 for full consideration.

Eligibility:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Be 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.
    • 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.

Programming 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. As well access to summer seminars and cultural activities available on campus and around Pittsburgh.

Cost to participate:

Housing, food, and travel allowances are not provided.


Questions

If you have questions contact the Undergraduate Internship Program Coordinator, Donna Frost, dfrost@andrew.cmu.edu.