Internships and Jobs

It’s never too late to start thinking about your career goals. Working as an intern is one of the best ways to gain professional experience, boost your resume, and make important industry connections. These will all help you stand out after graduation in a highly competitive job market.

For Students

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For Employers

If you are an employer or organization who would like to hire an intern majoring in Mechanical, Civil, or Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science, please contact the Computer Science and Engineering Internship Coordinator or CMU Career Services.

  • The Internship Coordinator can post your position announcement here on our website, distribute the information to our students, and post physical copies on campus.
  • Career Services can work to connect you with our students through e-mails and through notifications on Handshake, our online platform that connects employers with students. As an employer or organization, once you have registered on Handshake, you can post internships and jobs on the platform to recruit CMU students.


Internships are short-term work assignments related to your major or career of interest that combine what you learn in the classroom with real life experience from the workplace.  These positions allow you to try out career options and gain professional experience that will be helpful in finding employment after graduation.  The timing and duration of internships can vary widely from positions you hold over the summer to part-time experiences throughout your academic career.


It depends - eligibility varies for each internship.  In some cases, first-year students can intern and in other cases, more experienced students are preferred.  Internships may be open to all students, or limited to students with specific majors or work experiences.  Don’t rule out the possibility of securing an internship – there are many options!



Now!  It’s easy to make the mistake of not looking into internship positions until your junior or senior year. Getting experience early on is a great way to solidify your major and career choice, or narrow your options.  Additionally, adding practical experiences like internships can really enhance your resume and future employability. Don’t wait!

Yes, although compensation varies depending on the internship.  No matter the pay, students benefit from the experience they gain while interning, and it’s a great resume booster!


Sarah Lanci, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering