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Internship Opportunities

If you are a student or recent graduate looking to expand your education beyond what you can learn in school, and earn money doing it, we want you to come work with us! You’ll have an opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects while adding experience to your resume. Our interns do real work: writing code, analyzing data, and collaborating as valuable team members.

Make a Difference

The SEI is 1 of 10 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), one of only three chartered under the Research and Development Laboratories category. The work that we do directly impacts our nation. Our interns work with SEI experts to generate real results in fields such as security automation, threat analysis, and risk & resilience. Your internship may culminate with a presentation that may be used as you start your career. Some past presentations included Exploring Security Vulnerabilities in Healthcare Systems, Cyber Education Feedback, and Insider Threat Reporting.

What's Next?

Internships are available throughout the year. Interns receive a competitive salary and access to Carnegie Mellon University facilities and campus. While we offer internships in a variety of different fields, students in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering

Scholarship for Service

The SEI participates in the OPM CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. The SFS is designed to increase the number of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. If you are an SFS student with current enrollment in a relevant BS or MS degree program, you are encouraged to apply.

SFS internship opportunities may be available in the following areas:

  • Software Development
  • Cybersecurity Research, including vulnerability assessment, insider threat research, penetration testing, risk management, incident response, digital forensics, network defense, and malware analysis
  • Machine Learning, Data Science, and Statistics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Systems Engineering
  • Mobile Computing
  • Secure Coding

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.