Summer Undergraduate Internship

Application for admission

International applicants should submit no later than January 27, 2017 to prepare for the required J-1 student intern US visa application.
You will be notified of acceptance by mid March.

Application Dates:
Open: November 28, 2016
Close: February 6, 2017

All fields are required.

Type of Application

Please choose one of the following options. Read the explanations following each option carefully. Your information will be discarded automatically if you submit twice.

Note that if you choose the latter option, your application will be put into our regular applicant pool and will be considered for all open summer internships in the ECE Department.

Submit information for a pre-arranged summer internship opening with

Have you worked or interacted with this professor previous to this application?

Select the above only if you have already been in direct communication with an ECE faculty member about a summer internship. You should have received an invitation to come to this website to submit your information online. You will not be considered for other positions. If you select this option without an invitation, your information will be discarded automatically.

Submit application for summer internship for the general pool?

Select the above to submit your application to be considered for a summer internship with our department. Your application will be put into our applicant pool and has the opportunity to be considered for all open summer internship positions in our department.

NSF Funding

Have you applied for NSF funding?

About You


Contact Information

Education History and Test Scores

Where are you currently enrolled?

e.g. Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, etc.

4.0 scale

What class year will you have completed by June?

International Students Only - English Language Proficiency

It is preferred that you submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores, if available. If you have not taken the TOEFL or IELTS, we may need to contact you to conduct a Language Assessment Interview.

Project Preference

Upon admission to the summer URO program, you will be paired with a professor who is doing research in your preferred field.

Statement of Purpose

Please provide a brief (1–3 paragraph) description of the reason for your interest in this summer URO, a bit about your career goals, and any research or project experience relevant to the program. In selecting students for the program, we are looking for students who can take direction, work independently, and who have an inquiring mind.

If you have a particular interest in a faculty member or program, please indicate it prominently in your statement.

Letters of Recommendation

Please provide the following information for up to 2 individuals who will be submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf. They will receive an email invitation to complete the letter online. Recommendation letters are an important factor in our selection process. They are strongly encouraged. They are especially valuable for students outside of CMU.

All letters are due by the application deadline. However, please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please ask your references to provide a letter at their earliest convenience.

1st Reference
2nd Reference


  • 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.


If you have questions contact the Undergraduate Internship Program Coordinator, Donna Frost,