The Measuring & Monitoring Services, Inc. Internship Fund provides financial support to undergraduate students who wish to undertake a summer internship or related program under the guidance of established professionals.

The School of Architecture will release the application for the next award cycle in the spring of 2019.


Mission

The Measuring & Monitoring Services, Inc. Internship Fund was established through the generosity of James Halpern (BAC ‘81) to provide financial support to a School of Architecture undergraduate student who wishes to undertake a summer internship or related program under the guidance of established professionals. The internship fund recognizes the importance and advantage of being immersed for an extended period in the creative processes and organizational dynamics of an architecture firm, non-government organization, non-profit organization, or CMU faculty member.

Funds may be used to supplement paid internships, to volunteer for non-profit or non-government organizations, or to participate in a research project with a CMU faculty member. Funds are not to be used to compensate for unpaid internships.


Impact  


Candidates interested in this award must independently apply to an internship program or similar creative experience related to their field of study. The internship program must be no less than six weeks in duration and occur during the summer preceding the student’s final year of undergraduate study at Carnegie Mellon. Candidates must demonstrate an appropriate degree of competency in their selected field of study through presentation of an architectural portfolio.

The Head of the School of Architecture will review the proposals and make the selections. The award amount will total $3,000. Upon completion of the project, the funding recipient will be required to make a public presentation of their work to the School community.


Eligibility & Schedule


The Measuring & Monitoring Services, Inc. Internship Fund is open to all School of Architecture undergraduate students who plan to undertake a summer internship or related program under the guidance of established professionals during the summer preceding the student’s final year of undergraduate study at Carnegie Mellon.

The School of Architecture will release the application for the next award cycle in the spring of 2019.


Previous Award Winners

2018  |  Zain Islam-Hashmi  |  Internship at Domaine de Boisbuchet 16500 Lessac, France

2017  |  Ivy Monroe  |  Internship with Island Design Assembly

2016  |  Not awarded

2015  |  Leah Wulfman  |  Internship with Ensamble Studio in Madrid, Spain

2014  |  Christopher Ball  |  Internship with MOMA

2013  |  Sandra Kalanyan  |  Internship with Hidden City Philadelphia Festival