Electrical Engineer Intern - National Robotics Engineering Center

Carnegie Mellon | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 11/09/2023

We are seeking applicants for Electrical Engineer interns for the summer of 2024 to work with our teams at the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Lawrenceville in Pittsburgh. Successful applicants must be currently studying at the Undergraduate or Graduate level in Electrical Engineering or similar related fields.

Projects you may support include industrial machine operator assist systems, agricultural productivity tools, automation, autonomy, or safety systems.

Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Performing engineering design tasks and problem-solving activities related to robotic or automated system development for diverse industries and applications
  • Prototyping, designing, building, and testing circuits on PCBs, and within full systems
  • Programming and interfacing with embedded microcontrollers
  • Performing engineering tests and creating testing documentation
  • Create circuit and wiring schematics
  • Communicating and collaborating with multiple teams and stakeholders to provide regular updates and task deliverables
  • Work on substantive projects that have potential impact on program success
  • Presenting project work and lessons learned to the organization

Required Qualifications:

  • Current enrollment in a degree-seeking program at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate level
  • Experience working and collaborating within a team
  • Experience with designing electrical systems
  • Hands-on experience in electrical systems including troubleshooting and familiarity with equipment such as oscilloscopes and multimeters. Experience with soldering and basic wiring (e.g. using crimp tools) is a bonus.
  • Self-motivated, curious, and failure-seeking to achieve continuous improvements
  • Applies critical big picture thinking in completing tasks
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to work on multiple projects/tasks simultaneously and remain agile given changing priorities
  • Practices attention to detail, and respect for documentation accuracy and information sharing

Internship Work Period: Must be available to work full-time (approximately 37.5 hours per week) during a 12-14 week period starting May 2024.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for this position is January 8, 2024.


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Non-CMU Students

Position Type

Staff – Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


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