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: January 10, 2022 (applications open November 22, 2021)

Contact: Moira Selinka

Website: https://acee.princeton.edu/education/internship-opportunities-and-student-research-funding/

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) invites Princeton 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 nonprofit organizations outside the university. If selected, students receive a stipend for eight to twelve weeks of summer research.

eLab Summer Accelerator, Keller Center

For: First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Graduate Students

Length: 10 weeks (June-August)

Application deadline: January 13, 2022

Contact: Manda Ryan and Stephanie Landers

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. You will receive stipend and have access to business account funding, mentorship, entrepreneurial resources. If in-person, housing and co-working space in Princeton Entrepreneurship Hub are available.

Faith-Based Internship, Office of Religious Life

ForFirst years, Sophomores, Juniors

Application Deadline: Friday, December 17 (Second round deadline February 11, 2022)

Contact: Erica Harris DeValve

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.

High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) Internship Program

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8-12 consecutive weeks

Application deadline: January 10, 2022 (for select HMEI Established Internships); February 21, 2022 (for Student-Initiated Internships) (applications open on November 22, 2021)

Contact: envintern@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). Support is for full-time work (35 hours/week, 8 week minimum). Students must be matriculated at the time of application through the following fall. For more information, please visit our website. 

International Internship Program (IIP), Office of International Programs

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: No more than 8 weeks

Application deadline: December 6, 2021 (Applications open November 1)

Contact: IIP team

Website: https://oip.princeton.edu/iip 

Fully-funded, summer internships in various industries and occupations in over 50 countries. Internships are funded by the University and will be no more than eight weeks. For summer 2022 IIP will offer a hybrid model. Fully remote options as well as in-country for students who have permanent residency outside of the U.S. or travel to locations approved by the Global Safety and Security Office. 

Internships in Global Health, Center for Health and Wellbeing

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8+ weeks

Application Deadline: TBD

Contact: Gilbert Collins

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, sophomores

Length: 8-10 weeks; first years are encouraged to participate in cohort experience through Service Focus during their sophomore year

Application deadline: Tentative schedule: priority deadline on January 23, 2022, final deadline on March 23, 2022 (applications open November 15)

Contact: Yi-Ching Ong

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

The Bogle Fellowship is a funded opportunity designed to support student participation in service or civic engagement pursuits. 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. Bogle Fellows are offered additional advisement on project development and opportunities for professional development and community-building throughout the summer. All Bogle Fellows are eligible to be Service Focus Scholars, go to focus.princeton.edu for more details about Service Focus.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

For: Sophomores

Length: Two-year cohort experience that begins the summer before the junior year and continues through graduation

Application deadline: February 2022 (check back for final date)

Contact: Afia Ofori-Mensa 

Website: https://mmuf.princeton.edu

The fundamental objective of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) is to address, over time, the problem of underrepresentation in the academy at the level of college and university faculties. This goal can be achieved both by increasing the number of students from underrepresented minority groups (URM) who pursue Ph.D.'s and by supporting the pursuit of Ph.D.'s by students who may not come from traditional minority groups but have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to the goals of MMUF.

The MMUF program is designed to encourage fellows to enter Ph.D. programs that prepare students for professorial careers. Princeton's MMUF program accomplishes this through a two-year cohort experience that begins the summer before the junior year and continues through graduation. The hallmarks of the program include individualized faculty mentorship; professional development; campus, regional, and national networking; and funded support for students' independent work.

Office of Undergraduate Research Student Initiated Internships (OURSIP)

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8+ weeks

Application deadline: Feb. 27, 2022 (priority); April 3, 2022 (final)

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: TBD

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 in France (PIF)

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 4 weeks

Application Deadline: TBD

Contact: Shahreen Rahman

Websitehttps://oip.princeton.edu/our-programs/international-internship/search-internships/princeton-france

Princeton in France (PIF) is a unique internship opportunity open to students enrolled in Aix-en-Provence 207F. Administered through the International Internship Program (IIP) in partnership with the Department of French and Italian, PIF internships are four weeks, and their goal is to introduce students to French culture and prioritize the cultural immersion experience.

Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS), Pace Center

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8-10 weeks

Application deadline: Applications open Dec. 3 and the first round are due on Jan. 10, 2022

Contact: 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: First-years, Sophomores, Juniors, Graduate students

Length: 10 weeks

Application deadline: November 30, 2021

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. Opportunities with startup companies in Tel Aviv, Shanghai, NYC (in-person if permitted by Princeton University); 10-weeks June-August; stipend, weekly entrepreneurship talks; if in-person: housing provided for all locations, int'l flight stipend for Tel Aviv and Shanghai.

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

For: Juniors

Application Deadline: TBD

Contact: TBD

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 (June 6-July 29, 2022)

Application deadline: Feb. 2, 2022

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. Your time will be focused on completing specific projects and research under the direction of your nonprofit host. ProCES’s Derian internships are eligible for Service Focus for first-year students. International students are welcome to apply. ProCES staff can work with students and a potential host organization staff to develop projects and ideas. More information to be provided soon.

Projects for Peace, Pace Center

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors

Length: 8-10 weeks

Application deadline: January 17, 2022

Contact: Yi-Ching Ong 

Website: https://pace.princeton.edu/get-involved/pace-center-programs/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 will 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: February 6, 2022

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.

RISE Fellowship Program

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors, Graduate Students

Length: 8 weeks

Application deadline: Likely either December or January, but still TBD

Contact: Evan Schneider

Website: https://pace.princeton.edu/get-involved/pace-center-programs/princeton-rise

Service at Princeton is about responding to the needs of the world. Over the last year, those needs have become more visible with the Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian lives lost to the pandemic, police violence, and citizen vigilantism. Persistent, recent, and continuing acts of systemic racism are calling us to address inequalities and injustices and particularly anti-Blackness. Princeton RISE (Recognizing Inequities and Standing for Equality) fellowships are intended to foster enduring and sustained commitment to civic engagement.

Service Focus, Pace Center

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

Length: 1 year

Application deadline: Rolling

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: October 8, 2021 at 2 p.m.

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: March 1, 2022

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.

Summer Work Program (German Department)

For: First years, Sophomores, Juniors. Postgraduate opportunities for Seniors and Graduate Students are also available.

Length: 4-10 weeks

Application deadline: Please inquire

Contact: Angiras Arya

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

The Summer Work Program arranges internships with leading German companies and institutions in fields such as business and finance, arts and culture, government, policy, medicine, law, STEM, COS, and data science.  Many internships are tailored to students’ specific academic and professional interests. Student-initiated opportunities are also supported.  Students from all fields of study are encouraged to apply. German proficiency is recommended but not required.

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: Applications begin on December 22, 2021. The deadline is January 23, 2022

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.