Student Initiated Internships (IIP-SII)
A limited number of grants are available for Princeton undergraduates who have independently created or secured unpaid, eight-week internships abroad, in both the public and private sectors. These internships will receive partial funding from IIP and students should look for other funding sources through the SAFE portal.
IIP-Student Initiated internships should be a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks. Internships in non-profit as well as for profit organizations will be considered, as long as the work responsibilities are equivalent to a full-time job. When creating their internship, students should take into account the impact of their work responsibilities in their academic and/or professional explorations, as well as their exposure to a foreign culture. In the application, students will be required to describe the host organization, summarize the purpose of the internship, describe in detail the work that will be performed (tasks and responsibilities). They will also have to explain why they want to work for the particular organization, in the specific project, and how their academic interests, work and personal experiences have prepared them for the experience. They will have to present a detailed budget that will take into account reasonable expenses (for example, flights with one stop, homestays accommodations or equivalent), all correspondence related to the creation of the internship, references, and a letter of commitment on behalf of the organization.
Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for funding for a SII-IIP internship. If students are planning on carrying out senior thesis research during this internship, students should take into account that the funding from IIP will be coordinated with other funding sources through SAFE, and that only project should be submitted. If the senior thesis research is a different project carried out during different dates, they can apply for funding for the two projects.
To apply for funding for a Student Initiated Internship you have found or created on your own, please fill out the online IIP-SII Funding Application. The application will open on January 30, 2015. The deadline will be March 24, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Students on financial aid should also review information about summer savings replacement.
If you have questions or need advice about your proposed project, please make an appointment with Luisa Duarte-Silva on her WASS Calendar ( Please sign up for one of the Student Initiated Internship slots).