Technology Consulting in the Global Community
Since 2004, TCinGC has been sending
CMU students beyond Pittsburgh to help
empower communities around the world.
Our program is built on over 20 years of experience preparing students to use their technical skills in a capacity-building consulting model that we have developed: one that that emphasizes collaboration, sustainability, and partnership.
TCinGC engineers mutually beneficial partnerships in developing communities worldwide, creating unparalleled opportunities to bridge the digital divide. Our students provide low cost consulting assistance that would otherwise be out of reach for developing community leaders in government ministries, nonprofits, schools, hospitals, NGOs, small businesses, and other organizations that contribute to the social good.
We send students on 10 week global summer internships, where they gain hands on experience in consulting, onsite problem solving, collaboration, and sustainable development.
We cover the travel cost, and our community partners provide housing and a stipend to cover living expenses. Each summer, from June through August, students can their build their resume, expand their horizons, and have a summer they will never forget!
We accept both undergraduate and graduate students. You are still eligible to apply for the summer after you have graduated from CMU.
What People Are Saying...
in the Global Community
Carnegie Mellon University Press
For years, the Ministry of Health has been trying to implement a system for accurately mapping the Republic of Palau in an effort to plan for large-scale disasters. This summer, Brandon Loughery (HNZ'09) and a few of his classmates helped the Ministry toward its goal — through a unique program at Carnegie Mellon called Technology Consulting in the Global Community.
This kind of hands-on, service-oriented experience is exactly what Professor Joe Mertz had in mind when he created the program.
A Story of Five Dedicated Young Students Doing International Technology Development Work to Help People Living in Poor Nations Around the World
Lucrative employment beckons, but they donate their summer vacations to work in developing nations around the world. They work as professional consultants, peers to the top executives in their client organizations, and, for these organizations, the work is critical. The clients receive top-notch professional assistance, and the students have an experience not available in any classroom. They are a new breed of young professional.