2013 Interns Resources
Congratulations on your selection into the Internship Program. Student interns are required to complete the acceptance form promptly after receiving their formal award letter from the program to secure their position and expedite the processing of the award.
In accepting this internship/research project, students agree to participate in and/or complete the following:
- Fulfill their commitment to complete the work assigned to the best of their ability, and to work the agreed upon number of weeks. Students will be responsible for covering the incremental cost of travel/accommodations arising from a change of plans. An adjustment will be calculated and an equivalent return of funds required for any abbreviated assignments.
- Disclose any other sources of funding that they will be receiving concurrent with the summer assignment position.
- Enter travel information into the Princeton University Travel Database as soon as possible. No awards will be processed until the entries into Travel Database have been completed.
- Participate in a pre-departure orientation.
- Complete IRB training, if applicable.
- Respond to communication from Princeton during the course of the internship/research project.
- Prepare post-internship/research project materials, including an internship/research project summary as requested by sponsoring program.
- Participate in a post-internship/research project colloquium in the fall following their internship appointment.
- Complete a final survey.
- Acknowledge the support of the Intership Program in any report, publication, or testimonial provided to any University department/program or outside entity that makes reference to this summer internship/research project.
Summer Internship Schedule
Date and time: Friday, April 19, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Carl A. Fields Center, 58 Prospect, Multipurpose Room 104
Summer internship appointments begin with a lunchtime pre-departure orientation. This is an opportunity for students to:
- Learn about the overarching goals of the Internship Program.
- Meet fellow interns and share summer plans and expectations.
- Discuss appropriate professional decorum.
- Prepare for traveling abroad while staying healthy and safe.
- Cover administrative requirements before, during and after the internship.
Participation is mandatory. For those students who are unable to attend, a make-up session will be scheduled. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student interns will be notified in early May when awards and supporting documentation are available for pick up. Students unable to pick up their checks in person should contact email@example.com to coordinate a mail delivery. In special situations, students may request a travel advance to facilitate the purchase of airline tickets.
Students are encouraged to contact their internship advisors prior to the start date of their appointments to discuss summer plans and request preparatory materials, such as relevant publications and reports, when appropriate.
Students preparing for internship placements abroad are also encouraged to review the 2012-2013 International Travel Handbook prepared by the Office of international Programs.
Each intern will receive a book selected for summer reading. Students are encouraged to read this book to gain a broader perspective on their internship and consider how their contribution can be part of the solution.
|Past Summer Reading Assignments|
|2012||Bird on Fire, Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City by Andrew Ross|
|2011||Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens our Health and What We Can Do About It by Paul R. Epstein and Dan Ferber|
|2010||The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability by J.G. Speth|
|2009||Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet by J.D. Sachs|
|2008||Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure The World by Tracy Kidder|
Internship Summary Information
Upon completion of their internship and no later than September, students are required to provide a written summary of their summer experience (250 words) along with a photo of themselves during the internship. Written summaries and photographs will be used for archival purposes and in the promotion of the program to future participants. Students will be contacted with further details sometime in August.