Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University


Make a Difference

SEI employees have the opportunity to work with some of the best minds on the important problems that affect our nation.

As an FFRDC with the unique ability to work with industry, the SEI offers a thriving environment for research and unique project opportunities that other organizations cannot.

You could work with law enforcement or government entities; projects range from securing vital systems, to analyzing threats, to catching cyber criminals. In today's increasingly connected world, our work also benefits people and companies worldwide as cyber threats spread and change.

Want your work to make a difference? Work with us.

Join the Carnegie Mellon University Community

Our employees often collaborate with campus on projects and research, fostering innovation and creativity. Many serve as adjunct faculty members, and even more take classes and continue their education at the university. The benefits of being part of our community go beyond the classroom. All employees have access to the university’s amenities, including access to the libraries and gymnasiums, free transportation on the Pittsburgh Port Authority Transit System, credit union membership, and more.


Career opportunities are primarily at our Pittsburgh, PA and Arlington, VA locations, both of which rank high on the list of livable cities.

Pittsburgh's accessibility, affordability, and diversity make it an ideal location for students and families. It is the third safest city in the U.S. and the sixth-best area for U.S. job growth. The city has a hometown feel with all of the cultural amenities of a major metropolis.

Arlington, VA is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., and is best known to visitors as the home to the Pentagon and many historic memorials. Arlington’s mix of shops and restaurants, coupled with its proximity to many metro stops, makes it a vibrant place to work.


Employees receive their benefits through Carnegie Mellon University including a generous 403b contribution of 8% with a minimal vesting period. The university’s benefits philosophy encompasses three driving priorities: Choice, Control, and Well-being. See Carnegie Mellon University's guide to benefits at-a-glance.

Internship Opportunities

If you are still in school or are a recent graduate, we want you to come work with us! You’ll have an opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects while making money and adding to your resume. Our interns do real work: writing code, analyzing data, and participating as team members.

The SEI participates in Scholarship for Service and has a variety of internship opportunities available. Interns receive a competitive salary and access to campus. Students in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply for internships:

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

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Accessibility Needs for Applicants, Students, and Visitors

Carnegie Mellon University makes every effort to provide physical and programmatic access to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the employment process, please contact Disability Resources by emailing or calling 412-268-3930.

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

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.