Funding International Study, Internships, and Research
Princeton University Sources
The Office of International Programs offers the following funding for summer study and internships abroad:
- The Dean’s Fund for Summer Study Abroad, administered by the Office of International Programs, offers grants to students on financial aid who enroll in structured programs lasting at least four weeks. Some funds are set aside for freshmen and sophomores to study language intensively abroad or in the U.S. Applicants must describe how the proposed summer study connects to their future academic plans. Note: The Dean's Fund was previously the President's Fund.
- The International Internship Program (IIP) supports unpaid summer international internships (minimum eight weeks long). You may apply for an IIP Placement, which carries an automatic grant, or apply for IIP Funding for an internship you have identified independently.
You may also look for financial support from the following sources on the Princeton campus:
Canadian Studies Program offers a limited number of grants to Princeton undergraduates to fund unpaid summer internships in Canada with government or non-profit organizations. In addition, the Committee for Canadian Studies provides research grants to undergraduate students conducting research concerning Canada and three full scholarships for French language study during the summer in Canada.
Class of 1978 Foundation offers grants annually for community service projects in the U.S. and overseas. For more information, contact Jesse Milan, Jr. ’78, President, Class of 1978 Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class of 1991 Fund supports senior thesis research, independent work, and public service internships. For further information, contact Sean Osborne '91 at email@example.com.
Class of 1995 Summer Service Fund provides financial support for undergraduates pursuing public or community service anywhere in the world. The fund does not support summer study abroad. Contact Dan Marcus ’95 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class of 1997 Public Works Summer Stipend provides a grant to one undergraduate student each year who would otherwise receive little or no salary for summer work and/or an internship with a public policy, nonprofit, or government organization. Applications should be submitted to Graham Doran '97 at email@example.com.
Council of the Humanities offers grants of $3,000 for summer internships in writing, publishing, and journalism, both print and electronic media.
Fred Fox ’39 Fund offers grants up to $1,000 to Princeton undergraduates in good standing for academically oriented projects. Academic projects may be related to the applicant’s course of study or funding may be used for courses or academic help not available at the University. Contact Joanne Sismondo, 609-258-5460.
Martin A. Dale ’53 Summer Award: provides financial support to enable a small number of sophomores to pursue worthy projects that provide important opportunities for growth, foster independence and leadership skills, and broaden or deepen some area of special interest. Summer projects might include special programs involving creative expression, community service projects, participation in international service programs, formal summer study (not related to junior independent work), non-salaried public interest internships, or participation in cultural activities. The awards carry a taxable stipend of $4,000. Students on financial aid who win the award will also have their expected summer earning replaced. For more information, check the website of your residential college.
Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) offers Princeton undergraduates the opportunity to complement their academic interests with hands-on, engaging, independent research and project experiences in the summer months through the PEI/Grand Challenges internship program. Students interested in exploring and expanding their knowledge of complex global environmental problems related to energy and climate, infectious disease and global health, sustainable development in resource-scarce regions of the world, and environmental sustainability are encouraged to apply. Throughout the academic year, PEI hosts information sessions and participates in campus forums that offer insights into identifying suitable opportunities. Students are able to apply to one of several established research positions or design their own student-initiated independent projects. Opportunities are available in faculty-led research groups, local and international NGOs, and non-profit, government and industry enterprises. All positions are mentored by either Princeton faculty or by the faculty or professional staff of participating host organizations.
Program in Hellenic Studies offers a limited number Stanley J. Seeger Fellowships to Princeton undergraduates whose work would benefit from summer travel in Greece, Cyprus, or other Mediterranean countries relevant to the study of Classical, Byzantine, or Modern Greece. Undergraduates from all departments are welcome to apply. A wide range of opportunities is available: study, archaeological work, independent research, language courses, senior-thesis-related work, creative projects in the arts, summer employment, internships, etc.Interested students should contact the Administrative Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8-7588.
Program in Latin American Studies provides research and travel grants to Latin America to undergraduate students.
Regional programs in East Asian Studies, Near Eastern Studies, and Russian and Eurasian Studies have limited funds to support summer study abroad, particularly for language training and thesis research.
Senior Thesis Research Funding: available from a number of departments and programs as well as from the Office of the Dean of the College. Juniors wishing to apply for summer research grants apply in the late spring; seniors may apply in the early fall for funds to conduct research over the fall break or during intersession. Applications for these funds are coordinated by the Office of the Dean of the College.
Woodrow Wilson School Internship Funding: available to Woodrow Wilson School juniors for internships in governmental or nonprofit organizations in public policy or international affairs.
Woodrow Wilson School Senior Thesis Research Funding is available to rising university seniors in any department working on a topic in public or international relations. Thesis research funding for the winter and intercession is also available to seniors in any department working on thesis topics in public and international affairs and for the fall break to seniors in the Woodrow Wilson School.