Undergraduate Internships

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A variety of international internships are available to Princeton students through multiple University offices and affiliated programs. 

Princeton's International Internship Program (IIP) offers guidance and financial support to undergraduates who wish to undertake a summer internship abroad. With placements in more than 50 countries, IIP offers students the opportunity to fulfill academic and personal goals while living and working abroad. Interns have held positions in government, media, education, public health and nongovernmental organizations, as well as financial and research institutions. 

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The Faith-Based Internship Program provides a wide range of opportunities in Southeast Asia, India, and various domestic locations

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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. 

Learn more about High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) Internship Program

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.

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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. 

Learn more about Princeton in Asia (PiA) Summer Internship

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.

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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.

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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, international flight stipend for Tel Aviv and Shanghai.

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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.

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SINSI, offered through the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, is a summer 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 U.S. 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.

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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 12 students are accepted and awards typically range between $4,000 and $6,000.

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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.

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