IIP offers two types of summer international internships: IIP Placements and IIP-IN Programs.
IIP Placements: When you apply to an IIP Placement, you are applying to work at a specific organization within the parameters of the work responsibilities described on our website by the employer and past interns. Therefore, your personal statement should address why you are interested in that specific organization/placement.
IIP-IN Programs: IIP-IN Programs are our new internship programs managed by in-country providers. Each IIP-IN program offers placements in various areas of interest. When you apply to an IIP-IN program, you will not know which organization you will be paired with or the specific work responsibilities. Your personal statement should instead address why you want to work in that country, and in a general area of interest (listed under each IIP-IN description). You will then be interviewed by the in-country staff, and based on that conversation with you, they will find a placement that matches your skills and customize it to your interests.
IIP Placements and IIP-IN Programs both lead to internships in specific organizations abroad.
Please note that IIP internships need to be 8 consecutive weeks. The dates will be agreed upon by you and your employer.
We send about 200 students abroad every summer, freshmen (30%), sophomores (40%) and juniors (30%)
All IIP placements come with a financial award that is estimated to cover the following expenses. For all interns, the IIP award is estimated to cover meals, lodging, local transportation, and transportation to and from the airport. For students on financial aid, IIP awards are also estimated to cover a round trip flight from Newark to the host country. Please note that IIP awards do not take into account the cost of visas and immunizations and will reflect any employer contributions and living circumstances at the particular internship location (e.g. shared lodging with other Princeton interns).
To aid you in your quest for a summer internship abroad, IIP has arranged a wide range of international internship placements designated specifically for Princeton students.
Follow the links to the left to explore available
- New! "IIP In..." Placements
(IIP In...Argentina, Barcelona, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Laos, Madrid, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, and Vietnam)
- IIP Placements by Region
- IIP Placements by Interest
- IIP Service Abroad
- Global Seminar Internships
- Princeton in France.
To apply for an IIP Internships, 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 Internships and Princeton in France applications open on October 19 and will close November 30 at 5:00 pm.
How to Apply
Click here for tips on applying for an IIP Placement. Note: Do not fill out internship applications you find on company/organization websites. The IIP has a special relationship with the companies and organizations listed on the IIP website, so much of the information that you may read on company/organization websites about their internships will not apply to you.
All IIP internships (including Princeton in France positions) automatically qualify for an internship award.
Students will receive an IIP award, as per the IIP acceptance email. For students on financial aid, this award is estimated to cover airfare (roundtrip from Newark), accommodation, meals, and local transportation to and from work and to and from the airport. For students who are not on financial aid, the award is estimated to include accommodation, meals, and local transportation to and from work and to and from the airport. All students can search for additional funds to cover immunization and visa costs, through the SAFE portal, regardless of their financial aid status. The students will have to provide receipts for these items to IIP before their departure date, and will be required to reimburse any funding received in excess of these receipts. Additionally, students who are not on financial aid can search for additional funding for airfare costs ONLY up to the amount specified on the acceptance letter.
If you are accepted to an IIP IN, your award will be adjusted depending on what is covered by the program. Most IIP INs offer lodging, some meals and local transportation. as well as, other activities.
Participants are expected to work full time for the entire length of the internship period (a minimum of eight weeks). Applicants should be resourceful, flexible, motivated, responsible, comfortable in an unfamiliar setting, and open to new experiences and cultures other than their own. Students should understand the responsibilities attendant with serving as a representative of Princeton University and take this commitment seriously.
- The University reserves the right to revoke sponsorship if there is a significant deterioration or reasonable expectation of deterioration in the safety and security conditions in the country where travel will occur, or if the University assesses a lack of compliance on the student’s behalf with Rights, Rules, Responsibilities, the laws of the country of travel, or the internship provider’s regulations and policies.
- Students are required to respond to communication from IIP during the course of the internship.
- Students are responsible for securing their own flight, visa, lodgings, medical insurance, immunizations and local transportation in accordance with any applicable policies in Rights, Rules, Responsibilities and IIP policies. IIP will provide advice and help when needed and should be contacted immediately when any issues arise in these preparations.
- For a list of detailed commitments associated with your internship, please download the 2015 IIP Commitment form.