There are multiple opportunities during your time at Princeton to meet employers interested in hiring graduate students for internships and jobs both in and outside academia.
Campus Recruiting Program
The Campus Recruiting Program brings more than 100 organizations interested in recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to Princeton every year for information sessions, coffee chats, career education programs and interviews for internships and full-time jobs.
For the 2022-23 academic year, the Campus Recruiting Program begins Monday, Aug. 22, when full-time and internship positions associated with interviews in Handshake will become visible to all students. Information sessions begin Tuesday, Sept. 6. Learn more about the Campus Recruiting Program:
- Recruiting Calendar (especially for opportunities outside academia)
- Community Standards for Recruiting
- Internships and job postings and information sessions that are part of the Campus Recruiting Program
Campus recruiting is just one of the many options for students exploring career options. The Center for Career Development also helps graduate students pursue options both within and beyond academia in many different ways.
Information Sessions & Coffee Chats
Information sessions are events hosted by employers where they share details about their organization including its mission and work, workplace culture and internship or job opportunities.
Coffee chats give students an opportunity to connect one-on-one with an employer and to ask questions about their organization, career paths, applications/recruiting or any other professional topic. While it is not a formal recruiting program, it does provide a chance to explore career options and start to develop a network.
Undercover Bosses & Career Fairs
Undercover Bosses is a casual recruiting event for graduate students in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering featuring employers who are interested in hiring Ph.D. students.
Career fairs are an opportunity to meet with organizations and alumni interested in hiring Princeton students for full-time jobs and summer internships. Undergraduate and graduate students of all years are welcome.
While hiring does take place throughout the year, the most active recruiting periods differ by field. Learn about recruiting timelines for options within academia and beyond academia for internships and full-time jobs.
All students and alumni receive a free Handshake account which they can use to schedule appointments with career advisers, find the Center for Career Development's upcoming programs and events, and search for jobs/internships across multiple industries.
All the jobs and internships posted in Handshake are from employers interested in hiring Princeton students and alumni. All positions that are part of the Campus Recruiting program are posted in Handshake.
Graduate students can use filters to browse positions from employers targeting Ph.D. students.
Top three tips for getting the most out of Handshake
- Fill out the Career Interests section to start to receive personalized recommendations for positions, events and resources
- Complete your profile
- Review your profile privacy options and determine whether or not you want employers to be able to contact you directly about internship and job opportunities
Postings of the Week
This page features internships, jobs and related upcoming events for graduate students across a wide range of career fields. Opportunities featured focus on organizations with a demonstrated practice of hiring, developing and retaining diverse talent, as well as organizations owned and run by minorities and women.
You can find jobs and internships in Handshake posted or recommended by alumni.