International Internship Program Partners and Sponsors
The International Internship Program's support of Princeton undergraduates undertaking internships abroad is made possible in part through the generosity of The Aeroe Trust Fund; the American Society of the French Legion of Honor; The Bennett E. Tousley, Jr. Memorial Fund; The Charlotte Forbes Escaravage '97 Fund; The Charles H. Moore Class of 1931 Memorial Fund; The Christian Johnson Endeavor Fund; The David J. Stainton '84 Fund for Princeton in France; The John Irwin 1937 Memorial Fund; The Kemper Foundation; The Kirby Family Foundation; The Scott Opler Foundation Fund; The William R. Leahy International Study Fund.
In an effort to promote international internships among Princeton students, the International Internship Program is proud to partner with an increasing number of University programs, departments, and centers to provide major support for internship placements in every region of the world and across diverse areas of professional and academic interests. Our partners support and fund IIP Placements every summer.
For a number of years, the IIP has partnered with the Department of Art & Archaeology in supporting internship placements related to art and archaeology. The Department has long been a leading center for the study of art, architecture, and archaeology. Besides covering all periods of European art and architecture, current faculty members teach in areas as diverse as Chinese bronzes, pre-Columbian objects, Islamic art, Japanese prints, African art, American art, the history of photography, and theory and criticism.
Department of Comparative Literature
Starting in 2011, the IIP has partnered with the Department of Comparative Literature to offer internships in countries throughout the world. The Department of Comparative Literature trains undergraduate students with creative international interests to explore across languages and cultures, Western and non-Western. Concentrators are engaged in an interdisciplinary program that studies how literature interacts across linguistic and regional boundaries with the economy, political dynamics, cultural movements, historical shifts, religious differences, the urban environment, international relations, public policy, or multiple sciences.
Community-Based Learning Initiative
The Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI) is a collaborative effort of students, faculty, administration, and community experts working to provide students with opportunities for community involvement and hands on research in the classroom. Starting in 2010, the IIP has partnered with CBLI in supporting internship placements related to its mission.
East Asian Studies Program
The East Asian Studies Program is an umbrella organization for East Asian Studies and related departments. Its members are drawn from the cooperating departments of anthropology, art and archaeology, comparative literature, East Asian studies, economics, history, politics, religion, sociology, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The East Asian Studies Program also functions to financially support and organize various East Asia-related lectures, conferences, and events.
Department of Economics
In 2009, IIP established a partnership with the Department of Economics to enhance the internship opportunities available for students with interests in economics. The Princeton Department of Economics has a worldwide reputation for outstanding teaching and research. Economics at Princeton is regarded and taught as part of a liberal education, not as a preparation for a specific vocation. However, it does provide an especially relevant background for careers in business and government and graduate study in economics, public policy, business administration, and law. The curriculum of the Department is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand the operation of a modern economy, to think and write clearly about economic problems and policy issues, and to analyze economic data.
Department of French and Italian
Since 2007, IIP has partnered with the Department of French and Italian to present the Princeton in France (PIF), a long-established and successful internship program that offers students the opportunity to spend from four to eight weeks of the summer working in France in a variety of positions: as a bank employee, tour guide, office assistant, hospital aide, camp counselor, trainee in a multinational corporation, or intern in a government office. Salaries cover normal living expenses, and scholarship funds are available to help with transportation costs, if needed. The IIP administers the PIF program and the Department of French and Italian offers funding support and language proficiency testing for applicants.
Center for French Studies
The Center for French Studies exists within the Princeton University Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society. The center, which was created by the French government in 1993, supports a wide array of programs that encourage the diffusion of French culture on the Princeton University campus and in the nearby Francophone communities of New Jersey.
Center and Health and Well Being, Program in Global Health & Health Policy
In 2008, IIP initiated a sustainable partnership with the Program in Global Health & Health Policy (GHP). The Program in Global Health and Health Policy is an interdepartmental program in which undergraduates can study the determinants, consequences, and patterns of disease across societies; the role of medical technologies and interventions in health improvements; and the economic, political, and social factors that shape domestic and global public health. The GHP program is administered by the Center for Health and Well Being, an interdisciplinary unit in the Woodrow Wilson School.
As part of this partnership, the Program in Global Health & Health Policy will support GHP certificate students in the following researched-focused international health internships. Applicants enrolled in the GHP program have reserved positions in these internships and must apply by the IIP deadline. (Non-GHP applicants also have reserved spots and should apply by the deadline.). The listed internships can be found on the Placements in Public Health and Pre-Med webpage.
- Asociación de Salud Integral (ASI)/Clinica Familiar Luis Angel Garcia (CFLAG)
- A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology (IMB)
- Jabulani Rural Health Foundation/Zithulele Hospital
- MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transition Research
- Newcastle University, Institute of Neuroscience
- Philani Child Health & Nutrition Project
- PRICELESS-SA (Priority Cost-Effective Lessons for Systems Strengthening-South Africa), University of Witwatersrand School of Public Health
- Semmelweis University Medical School
- UNESCO Bangkok/HIV Prevention and Health Promotion (HP2)
- University of Oxford, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
The Program in Global Health and Health Policy lists additional GHP internships on its website.
Program in Hellenic Studies
Established in 1979, the Program in Hellenic Studies aims to strengthen scholarship, teaching, and research in all aspects of Byzantine and Modern Greek civilization, while exploring their relations to the classical tradition and the Late Antique world. The Program in Hellenic Studies supports internships in Greece or other Mediterranean countries relevant to the study of Hellenic culture.
Department of History
Starting in 2010, the IIP has partnered with the Department of History in supporting internship placements. The History Department at Princeton University offers course work at the undergraduate and graduate level in a large number of fields. A traditional strength has been European and United States history, but the department for many years now has established a preeminent reputation for its expertise in the history of East Asia, Latin America, Africa, South Asia, and the Near East.
Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS)
The IIP sustains a vital working partnership with the Program in Latin American Studies, which is dedicated to fostering knowledge of and experience in Latin America and the Caribbean via interdisciplinary teaching and research on campus and in the field. IIP's partnership with PLAS helps to provide funding and support for numerous internships in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education
In 2008, IIP established a partnership with the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education to enhance the opportunities of internships available for students with interests in engineering. The Keller Center prepares all students--both engineers and non-engineers--to be leaders in an increasingly complex, technology-driven society. As a core component of its mission, the Center strives to improve students' technical education by exposing them to real engineering projects throughout their four years, through internships, entrepreneurial opportunities, and multidisciplinary courses.
Lewis Center for the Arts
Starting in 2010, the IIP partnered with the Lewis Center for the Arts in supporting internship placements in the performing arts. The Lewis Center for the Arts allows Princeton students to engage with a range of programs that integrate the creative and performing arts into a broad liberal arts education. The Center gives a focus and force to the Programs in Creative Writing, Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts, as well as to Film and Video, Musical Performance and to the Princeton Atelier.
Department of Molecular Biology
The Department of Molecular Biology is a center for research in the life sciences at Princeton University. Housed mainly in four adjacent and connected buildings, it is home to 50 faculty and associated faculty, 120 graduate students, 130 postdoctoral fellows, 100 undergraduate majors, and 100 technical and administrative staff. The areas of focus in the department include Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cancer, Cell Biology, Computation & Modeling, Development, Evolution, Genetics , Genomics, Microbiology & Virology, Neuroscience, Policy, and Structural Biology. The IIP has partnered with the Department of Molecular Biology since 2011.
Department of Music
Starting in 2010, the IIP partnered with the Department of Music in supporting music-related internship placements. Princeton’s Department of Music is at the epicenter of a musical culture that is broad and deep, reaching from edge to edge of the campus, from the classroom to the concert hall, and from faculty-led groups to those run exclusively by students.
Department of Near Eastern Studies
The Department of Near Eastern Studies provides students in any department of Princeton University the opportunity to study the languages, modern history, contemporary institutions, and problems of the Near East. Its purpose is to enhance a liberal education and to offer additional training for students who plan a career in that area. For this program, the Near East is defined as the entire Arab world plus the present-day states of Iran, Israel, and Turkey.
Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
IIP has partnered with the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering with support made possible by the Charles H. and Hilary Bedford Parker Senior Thesis Fund. Part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University. ORFE is engineering for business, commerce, and industry.
Department of Politics
Beginning in 2011, IIP established a direct partnership with the Department of Politics, which has supported the IIP program indirectly for several years. Long considered one of the top departments in the country, the Department of Politics is one of the largest and most intellectually diverse political science programs in the world. Courses include basic training as well as high-level engagement with work at the frontiers of political science. The Department aims to produce scholars who are well-equipped to wrestle with the enduring questions of political life.
Princeton Alumni Association of Beijing (PAABJ)
The Princeton Alumni Association of Beijing aims to connect and enhance working relations among Princeton alumni throughout Beijing and its metro area and promote a high level of awareness of and involvement in activities related to Princeton University and its alumni, students, faculty, and administration. Since 2007, PAABJ has supported IIP’s Princeton Summer in China Internship Program through the provision of services and funding. The Princeton in Summer in China Internship Program places Princeton students as interns in companies and organizations in China.
Princeton Alumni Association of Germany
The Princeton Alumni Association of Germany supports the German Summer Work Program, which the International Internship Program administers in collaboration with the Department of German. The Princeton Alumni Association of Germany, officially known as the Verein der Freunde zur Förderung der Universität Princeton e. V., is registered under German law as a tax-exempt society dedicated to the promotion of German-American cultural exchange.
Princeton Club of Brazil
The Princeton Club of Brazil strives to build and maintain relationships among Princeton alumni in Brazil. The Club connects fellow Princetonians with opportunities to engage and network to further their Princeton experience. In 2008, IIP initiated a partnership with the Princeton Club in Brazil to create internships in companies and organizations that are relevant to today's issues in Brazil.
Princeton in Africa
To expand placements in the African region, IIP has developed a partnership with Princeton in Africa. Princeton in Africa seeks to develop young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement through offering opportunities for service through fellowships with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.
Princeton in Asia
Princeton in Asia (PiA) provides transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and serves the needs of Asia as determined by its Asian partners. The first PiA "fellowships" consisted of a handful of Princeton University graduates who went to China in the late 1890s to do relief work and teach English; the program has since expanded considerably in size and scope throughout Asia with placements in 17 countries, including Cambodia, China, Timor-Leste, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. PiA also offers summer teaching and workplace internship opportunities to Princeton undergraduates in China, India, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Princeton in Latin America
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a non-profit organization that provides year-long service work fellowships and summer internships in Latin America to current Princeton undergraduates and recent alumni. PiLA opens the doors to career paths, personal enrichment, and understanding service as an effective way to address social needs. PiLA enables students to extend the benefits of a Princeton education beyond the classroom and to join a group of motivated citizens with a commitment to public service and to Latin America. In partnership with PiLA, IIP will offer the following summer internship in Latin America:
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)
The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) has supported the IIP since its inception, providing both generous funding and wise counsel over the years. Since 2009, the IIP has collaborated with PIIRS to offer Global Seminar internship placements.
Department of Spanish and Portuguese Literatures and Cultures
Starting in 2011, IIP partnered with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, which offers a liberal arts major in Spanish and/or Portuguese designed to give students a thorough grounding in the language, literature, and cultures. Students are encouraged to complement their courses in Spanish or Portuguese with related and varied courses in other literatures, as well as in art history, anthropology, sociology, comparative literature, and other humanities subjects.
Program in Teacher Preparation
In 2011, the IIP partnered with the Program in Teacher Preparation to develop the International Internship Program in Education. The Program in Teacher Preparation is in its 40th year of preparing Princeton students to serve the nation and the world in the role as teachers and educators. The program is open to Princeton undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni who may return to Princeton at any time to complete the program at a very minimal cost. Students completing the program earn a University certificate and are also eligible for New Jersey licensure, which is transferable to other states.
Program in the Study of Women and Gender
Starting in 2010, the IIP has partnered with the Program in the Study of Women and Gender in supporting internship placements related to women's and gender issues in an international context. The Program in the Study of Women and Gender is an interdisciplinary forum for the study of femininity, masculinity, sex roles, gender, sexuality, and the family in societies both past and present. Its courses, which are open to all students, examine gender from a variety of disciplinary perspective.
Woodrow Wilson School Undergraduate Program
The Woodrow Wilson School (WWS) Undergraduate Program stresses the study of major problems of contemporary public policy through a multidisciplinary program rooted in the social sciences. The program is unique both in its emphasis on the description of social and political reality and in its adherence to its foundational principle that rigorous analysis can be marshaled to enhance the well-being of individuals and societies. Through this partnership, IIP is able to offer WWS students diverse internship placements in each world region through funding provided by WWS.