IIP offers two types of summer international internships: IIP placements and IIP-IN programs. Both IIP placements and IIP-IN programs lead to internships in specific organizations abroad.
IIP Placements: The IIP Placements are managed by Luisa Duarte-Silva, the director of the International Internship Program. She will be your contact throughout your experience. You will be responsible for finding your own housing. Your employer, previous IIP interns, and the IIP office can assist you with this process. There will usually be a minimum of two (2) interns in each location, although you may be working within different organizations.
IIP-IN Programs: The IIP-IN programs are managed by in-country providers. Once accepted and committed to a placement, you will be put in touch with our on-the-ground contact who will monitor your experience both at and outside of work. Our in-country providers will arrange housing –either through homestays or accommodations with other interns in the program. They will also organize social activities and be your contact in-country for any emergencies. Our on-the-ground contact will be in constant communication with the IIP office if any type of issue arises. You can read more about each IIP-IN program in these brochures: Puentes Abroad (Argentina) and UBelong (Vietnam)
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: first-years (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
- 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 November 1 and will close December 5 at midnight.
How to Apply
It is important to read all of the application instructions before submitting your application.
Please 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-IN programs 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.