Princeton Internships

A variety of internships and summer programs are available to Princeton students through multiple University offices and affiliated programs. There are post-graduate fellowship programs for seniors

Please note that because many organizations are still working out details with their recruiting timelines the deadlines for some of these programs are changing. Please check back often or with the program organizers. 

Princeton Internship Programs

Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) Summer Internships

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8+ weeks

Application deadline: TBD

Contact: Moira Selinka

Website: 

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment invites undergraduates (first-years, sophomores, juniors) to apply for paid summer internships related to the center’s mission of finding solutions to secure our energy and environmental future. Funding will be provided for 1) energy-related research projects performed under the direction of faculty, or 2) work at non-profit organizations outside the university. If selected, students receive a $550/week stipend for eight to ten weeks of summer research plus an award for research related expenses or a travel award.

eLab Summer Accelerator, Keller Center

For: First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students

Length: 10 weeks

Application deadline: December 20, 2020

Contact: Manda Ryan

Website: https://kellercenter.princeton.edu/elab

The eLab Summer Accelerator Program is a launch pad for student startups based in the Princeton Entrepreneurial Hub. Over a period of ten weeks student teams work intensively on their startup ideas, following a specialized entrepreneurship curriculum presented to them during a 3-day boot camp. Teams attend meetings and workshops, and receive valuable mentorship and advising through a network of Keller Center faculty, staff, seasoned entrepreneurs and technology experts, all with the goal of developing their startup ideas into viable, scalable ventures. At the end of the summer program, students participate in two demo day showcases, where they share their plans with investors, inventors, experts and others from the entrepreneurial community.

Faith-Based Internship, Office of Religious Life

ForFirst years, Sophomores, Juniors

Application Deadline: Friday, December 18 (Second round deadline February 12, 2021)

Contact: Andie Ayala

Website: https://faithbasedinternships.princeton.edu/

The Faith-Based Internship Program provides a wide range of opportunities in Southeast Asia, India, and various domestic locations including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, Virginia, Georgia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.

German Summer Work Program

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 4-10 weeks

Application deadline: November 20, 2020

Contact: Angiras Arya

Website: http://german.princeton.edu/undergraduate/summer-work-program/

Students are matched with internships with leading German companies and institutions in fields such as finance, marketing, arts and culture, government, healthcare, STEM and law. Most internships require a B-grade in GER 107 or equivalent German language proficiency.

Guggenheim Internships in Criminal Justice, Pace Center

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8-10 weeks

Application Deadline: TBD

Contact: Kira O’Brien
Website: https://pace.princeton.edu/get-involved/pace-programs/internships-fellowships/guggenheim-internships-criminal-justice

For students to develop a real-world understanding of legal issues in criminal justice, to learn about policy innovations and to consider future careers or further education in fields related to criminal justice.

International Internship Program (IIP), Office of International Programs

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8+ weeks

Application deadline: Deadline: December 7, 2020

Contact: Shahreen Rahman

Website: https://oip.princeton.edu/our-programs/international-internship/about-iip

Fully-funded, summer internships in various industries and occupations in over 50 countries.

Internships in Global Health, Center for Health and Wellbeing - The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8+ weeks

Application Deadlines: First Round - December 2020, Second Round - March 2021

Contact: Sara Goldman

Website: https://globalhealth.princeton.edu/internships

Fully-funded summer internships in the U.S. and abroad that explore multidisciplinary aspects of global health for students in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities and engineering, both pre-med and not.

John C. Bogle ‘51 Fellows in Civic Service (Internship), Pace Center

For: First years

Length: 8-10 weeks; encouraged to participate in cohort experience through Service Focus during the Sophomore year

Application deadline: February 12, 2021; Final deadline rolling until filled

Contact: Kira O’Brien

Website: https://pace.princeton.edu/get-involved/pace-programs/internships-fellowships/john-c-bogle-51-fellows-civic-service

The Bogle Fellowship is a funded opportunity available exclusively to Princeton first-year students and was developed to support student participation in service or civic engagement pursuits during the summer before sophomore year. Bogle Fellows design their own summer internship or project in collaboration with a host partner. Internships must be a minimum of eight weeks and take place in the United States. Up to 20 first-year students will be granted awards of $4,500 each. Bogle Fellows can develop internships around any area of interest, as long as the internship is service or civic engagement oriented and takes place in the United States. All Bogle Fellows are eligible to be Service Focus Scholars, go to focus.princeton.edu for more details about Service Focus.

Office of Undergraduate Research Student Initiated Internships (OURSIP)

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8+ weeks

Application deadline: (priority) Early March, 2021;  (final) Early April, 2021

Contact: Office of Undergraduate Research

Website: https://undergraduateresearch.princeton.edu/programs/summer-programs/oursip

OURSIP provides a limited number of grants to students who have independently created or secured unpaid faculty-mentored summer research internships for a minimum of 8 weeks.

Princeton in Asia (PiA) Summer Internship

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Length: 8 weeks

Application deadline: February 2021

Contact: piapost@princeton.edu    

Website: http://piaweb.princeton.edu/

In addition to post-grad year-long fellowships, PiA offers summer internship opportunities in the fields of education, economic development, public health, and environmental sustainability. For summer 2020, PiA expects to offer internships in Cambodia, China, Japan, and Laos.

Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Internship Program

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8-12 consecutive weeks

Application deadline: January 8, 2021

Contact: peintern@princeton.edu

Website: https://environment.princeton.edu/education/internships/internship-opportunities/

Mentored assignments with Princeton faculty and other qualified hosts. Focus is on global environmental issues including climate science, energy alternatives, water, health, biodiversity, conservation, ocean biogeochemistry and sustainability. Many involve field research, including international destinations. Selected students will receive a weekly stipend to defray their cost of living during the summer months, and an award to cover the cost of international travel (if applicable).

Princeton in France (PIF)

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors
Length: 8+ weeks
Application Deadline

Contact: Shahreen Rahman

Website: https://oip.princeton.edu/our-programs/international-internship/about-iip
Summer internships in France focus on providing an introduction to French culture and society. PIF offers a variety of internships both in Paris and in the regional cities under two different programs, Princeton in France-Metiers and Princeton in France-Culture. Internships through PIF-Metiers are a minimum of eight consecutive weeks and are pre-professional experiences to which the students apply based on their academic and professional aspirations. Internships through PIF-Culture last between 4-6 weeks, and their goal is to introduce students to French culture, prioritizing the cultural immersion experience, rather than professional or academic goals.

Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS), Pace Center

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8-10 weeks

Application deadline: First Round - 12/14/2020; Second Round - February/March 2021

Contact: Caroline Savage, Rose Holton

Website: https://pics.princeton.edu/

Paid opportunities to explore careers in public service and the non-profit sector with alumni as partners. The internships encompass a wide range of endeavors in national and international organizations, working in group advocacy, legal services, public policy, the environment, health and social services, community development, education, and the arts.

Princeton Startup Immersion Program (PSIP), Keller Center

For: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students

Length: 10 weeks

Application deadline: December 7, 2020

Contact: Lilian Tsang

Website: https://kellercenter.princeton.edu/programs/psip

For students interested in entrepreneurship and working at a startup company in a global context.

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Undergraduate Program (internship grant opportunity)

For: Juniors

Application DeadlineLate April, 2021

Contact: Monica Ruscil

Website: https://spia.princeton.edu/undergraduate-program/public-service-internships-careers

The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Undergraduate Program provides summer grants to SPIA juniors for internships in governmental or non-profit organizations relating to public policy or international affairs.

Program for Community-Engaged Scholarships (ProCES) Derian Internship

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8 weeks

Application deadline: February 2021

Contact: Maria Lockwood

Website: https://proces.princeton.edu/students/find-internship

Challenge students to apply their academic skills to the information needs of a local nonprofit organization. This is a full time 8-week paid position from early June through early August. Your time will be focused on completing specific projects and research under the direction of your nonprofit host.

Projects for Peace, Pace Center

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8-10 weeks

Application deadline: TBD

Contact: Kira O’Brien

Website: https://pace.princeton.edu/get-involved/pace-programs/internships-fellowships/projects-peace

An opportunity for Princeton undergraduates to design their own grassroots peace project that they themselves will implement in the summer. After a competitive on campus process selected projects with then be forwarded to the national office for review. Selected projects will be $10,000 each for implementation (Students may apply individually or in a group). Note: This is a national program. Princeton will submit candidates and alternate to the Davis committee for review.

ReMatch+ Summer Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

For: First years, Sophomores

Length: 9 weeks

Application deadline: Mid February, 2021

Contact: Office of Undergraduate Research

Website: https://undergraduateresearch.princeton.edu/programs/summer-programs/rematchplus

A research-mentoring program designed to connect undergraduate students and graduate students. The program provides an opportunity to carry out a paid graduate-mentored research project over the summer.

Service Focus, Pace Center

For: Sophomores (apply while in the first-year by applying to a Summer Service Internship)

Length: 1 year

Application deadline: TBD

Contact: Meg Rooney

Website: https://focus.princeton.edu

Service Focus brings Princeton first-year students together to explore the meaning of service and its place in their lives. It connects students with funded service internship opportunities, creates community with like-minded peers, and introduces them to service-related courses as they begin to shape their academic paths.

Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) Internship, The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

For: Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8-10 weeks

Application deadline: Friday, October 2 at 2:00 PM

Contact: Linda Taylor

Website: https://sinsi.princeton.edu/

SINSI offers a summer internship program with the federal government to provide students with direct experience in public service, either domestically or abroad. Must be a U.S. citizen, have identified an area of US government work that is of particular interest and be able to successfully complete a background investigation and meet security and other requirements for work in the federal government.

Streicker International Fellows Fund (SIFF), International Internship Program - Office of International Programs

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8+ weeks

Application deadline: 

Contact: Shahreen Rahman

Website: https://oip.princeton.edu/our-programs/international-internship/create-your-own

Established in 2015 by John H. Streicker ‘64 to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to carry out substantive research or educational projects while immersed in a foreign culture. Fellows design their own projects or internships in conjunction with a hosting organization, in any academic or professional area, and in any geographic region outside of the U.S. These projects provide students with opportunities for intellectual and personal growth through a combination of work or research and immersion in a foreign culture. Up to twelve students are accepted and awards typically range between $4,000 and $6,000.

Tiger Challenge, Keller Center

For: Sophomores (apply while in the first-year by applying to a 10-week summer program), Juniors, Graduate Students

Length: 1.5-2 years, beginning in the summer

Application deadline: TBD

Contact: Jessica Leung

Website: https://kellercenter.princeton.edu/programs/tiger-challenge

Tiger Challenge is a design thinking program which teams together students, faculty advisors and community partners to conceptualize and tackle seemingly intractable societal issues in the categories of: medicine/health, environment/sustainability, equity/social justice, education, and others. It will be a great way to build on your design thinking skill set as well as get another design cycle under your belt by working on real social issues to make an actual impact.  You will also learn a great deal about collaboration and working with people from different backgrounds. The program will begin as a 10-week immersion experience in the summer of 2021.