German Summer Work Program - Cultural Experience
For more than 50 years, the Princeton German Department’s Summer Work Program has offered Princeton students a unique opportunity to improve their language skills while learning about Germany or Austria.
The deadline to submit completed GSWP Applications to the IIP Office is 5 p.m. on December 17, 2012.
If you are mailing the application, it must be postmarked December 17, 2012, and should be sent to the International Internship Program, Office of International Programs, Princeton University, 36 University Place, Suite 350, Princeton, NJ 08544
Note: If you are interested in both GSWP and IIP, please complete both applications. Please indicate that you have applied to GSWP in response to the following question on your IIP application: "If you have any additional information or comments for the IIP about your application or placement choices, please include them below."
- Complete the first part of the application form online:
- Print and complete Parts II-IV of the application. Please note that you may have the same professor fill out the Language Evaluation and Faculty Recommendation, but you must also schedule a German interview (see 3.)
- Go to the Calendar for Summer Work Program in the Web Appointment Scheduling System to make an appointment for your German interview (the netID is swp). Slots will be available between November 26 and December 14. Please note that the German interview is required and must be completed before the December 17 deadline.
- In a single e-mail sent to email@example.com, submit your resume, essay, and electronic SCORE academic record/degree progress report as e-mail attachments. Please save all documents in Word 97-03 (.doc not .docx) and save as GSWP_firstname_lastname_doctype (example: GSWP_John_Doe_resume.doc).Your academic record should be saved as a .pdf. Click here for instructions for getting your electronic degree progress report from SCORE.
- Submit the following materials to the International Internship Program, Office of International Programs, 36 University Place, Suite 350, by 5 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012. Please place all supporting documents in a single envelope. Please arrive at the office with all parts of your application already printed out.
- Hard copy of completed Part I: Online Application
- Part II: Essay. Please put your full name at the top of your essay.
- Part III: Language Evaluation
- Part IV: Faculty Recommendation
- Resume (in English)
- One copy of your academic record/degree progress report from SCORE (Princeton’s Student Course Online Registration Engine)
- One 2"x 2" color passport photo. Please write your name on the back of the photo and place in an envelope.
If you have any problems with the GSWP online application, please e-mail Martina Anderson, communications and outreach coordinator, Office of International Programs.
Note: Information from other offices at Princeton, e.g. residential colleges, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, University Health Services (with student’s consent) or others, may be requested as part of the application review process to ensure that all students can have a safe and productive international experience. Decisions on individual applications are made on a case by case basis.
Preference is given to students who have not yet done a GSWP internship.