IIP Placement Application
The IIP Placement Application should be used for all internships listed under IIP Placements.
Eligibility: To apply for an IIP Placement, you must currently be a fully enrolled Princeton freshman, sophomore, or junior. Note: if you are not enrolled at the time of application but will be enrolled during the spring semester, you are eligible to apply.
IIP Placement Applications (online and hard copy) are due by 5 p.m. on December 12, 2014.
If you are mailing the hard copy of the application, it must be postmarked December 12, 2014, and should be sent to International Internship Program, Office of International Programs, Princeton University, 36 University Place, Suite 350, Princeton, NJ 08544.
Please carefully read the following instructions carefully. If you encounter any problems with the application, please contact Mary Cate Connors, communications and outreach coordinator.
To complete a IIP Internship Placement Application, you must:
- Complete and submit the online application. Applications will open on November 14, 2014.
- Please submit your resume, essay, personal statement, and electronic SCORE degree progress report to the drop boxes noted below. Please save all documents in Word 97-03 or Word 97-04 (.doc not .docx). Your SCORE report should be saved as a .pdf.
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU FOLLOW THE FILE-NAMING INSTRUCTIONS BELOW OR YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE.
Resume: Please save as "placement_country of placement_first name_last name_resume"
- Upload your resume(s) here: 2014 IIP Application Resume Drop Box
- Resumes should be written in English.
- If you are applying to more than one placement, you must save a copy of your resume for each placement, named as noted above.
- Career Services offers help in writing a good resume.
Essay: Please save as "placement_country of placement_firstname_lastname_essay"
- Upload your essay here: 2014 IIP Application Essay Drop Box
- In a short essay (500 words), please respond to the following: Have you ever failed to empathize when you thought you should? Perhaps you have felt empathy for someone whom you didn’t think deserved it. Write about one or more situations in which you have been challenged by empathy. What conclusions can you draw from these situations?
- If you are applying to more than one placement, you must save a copy of your essay for each placement, named as noted above.
- If you are applying for a Spanish-language internship, it is fine for your essay to be written in English.
Personal Statement(s): Please save as "placement_country of placement_first name_last name_ps"
- Upload your personal statement(s) here: 2014 IIP Application Personal Statement Drop Box
- You must submit a one-page personal statement for each internship for which you are applying.
- If Spanish is the working language of the internship, your personal statement should be written in Spanish. For all other languages, the personal statement should be written in English. Note: For personal statements written in Spanish: It is very important that the level of Spanish demonstrated in the personal statement reflect your actual language skills. The personal statement is used in part to make an appropriate match between you and a placement's work responsibilities. If that match is made based on an inaccurate understanding of your language skills, the employer will not be able to re-design work responsibilities and you are likely to be assigned clerical duties.
- Please put your full name and the placement at the top of your personal statement(s).
- Please address the following questions in your personal statement(s): (a) Why do you want to work in this particular area and/or with this particular organization? (b) How have your academic studies, work, and personal experiences prepared you for this internship? (c) How do you expect the internship will relate to your academic, extracurricular, and/or career path?
Electronic Degree Progress Report/Academic Record from SCORE (Princeton’s Student Course Online Registration Engine). Click here for instructions for getting your electronic academic record from SCORE. Please save as "placement_country of placement_first name_last name_transcript"
- Upload your SCORE report here: 2014 IIP Application Transcript Drop Box
- If you are applying to more than one placement, you must save a copy of your transcript/SCORE report for each placement, named as noted above.
- Deliver a single hard copy of the following materials to the Office of International Programs, 36 University Place, Suite 350 (U-Store Building). Please note that you may not print your materials in the OIP office.
- Completed online application (print the confirmation screen or confirmation e-mail)
- Personal statement(s)
- Degree progress report/Academic record from SCORE
- Passport-sized photo (the photo does not have to be an official passport photo, just approximately passport-sized; color is preferred, but black and white is acceptable as long as the photo is presentable to an employer; if possible, please print on photo paper or cover stock, but photos on normal paper will be accepted).
- If you are also applying to Princeton in France: You must note PIF as your first or second choice on your IIP application and then also complete the PIF application process. You do not need to submit a personal statement for PIF with your IIP application; you only need to write the essay required as part of the PIF application.
- If you are applying for senior thesis funding: If the thesis research you plan to conduct is expected to take place during the term of your internship, you are not eligible for Senior Thesis Research Funding. Exceptions may be made with the explicit recommendation of the IIP. If you wish to inquire about exceptional approval, please consult the IIP before submitting this application.
- If at any time--from the moment you submit your IIP application to the last day of your IIP internship--you apply for or receive funding from any other source at Princeton, you are required to inform IIP.
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.
- For most internships, the selection process has two phases. IIP makes the initial selection of the best candidates for each internship by evaluating all applications for each internship and selecting the top five candidates. These candidates' applications are then forwarded to the relevant employer for review. Each employer then selects the number of candidates that they can host (some will be able to host only one; others two or three).
- Please note that some employers have longer decision-making processes. IIP puts forth its best efforts to expedite the entire application process; however, much of the final decision-making is out of IIP's control.
- All students offered an internship must sign a Commitment Form before receiving their funding award.
- In the list of IIP Placements, you will find some internships offered in partnership with other programs and academic departments. These partnerships are noted at the end of internship descriptions. IIP Partners help to create and fund IIP Placements.