Summer Undergraduate Internship

Overview of Program

The Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) encourages graduate education by providing undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in valuable research experiences. Under the guidance of ECE faculty and collaborating with current students, selected interns will conduct research on current ongoing projects in the field of electrical engineering.

The ECE Department encourages and invites undergraduate students from CMU and elsewhere to apply for the summer internship program.

If you have been invited by an ECE faculty member to complete this application, you should indicate their name in the appropriate field within the application. You will also be asked to choose fields of study within the ECE discipline. If you are submitting a general application for a non-specific position, you will be entered into the general application pool and paired with a professor who is doing research in your chosen field.

Recommendation letters from professionals familiar with your work are an important factor in our selection process. They are strongly encouraged. They are especially valuable for students outside of CMU. You can provide up to 2 references through the online application form.

Submitting an application

Please check back soon. The application will open in mid-January.


  • 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,