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2015 Application: Summer Established Internship/Research Project

Priority Application Deadline: January 9, 2015

Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Unifilled positions will remain open until March 13, 2015.

  • Please review this application form in its entirety before beginning.
    If you close the application before completing it, your entries will not be saved.
  • All application materials must be submitted together electronically.
  • A maximum of 3 applications will be accepted per person.
  • Graduating seniors and students from other institutions are not eligible to apply.
  • Questions may be emailed to

A. Applicant Information

Last name:
First name:
Preferred first name or nickname (if different from above):
Class year:
Major (if decided):

Certificate programs:
Note: Hold down Ctrl or command key for multiple selections

Residential College Affiliation:
PUID number (found on PUID card):
Princeton University email address:

B. Internship/Research Project

Internship/research project position number:
Note: This number can be found on the position description.

Organization/research group name:
Note: Your application, including uploaded or emailed documents, will be shared with members of this organization/research group.
Project title:
Location (country):
Faculty sponsor/host:

Preferred start date (mm-dd-yyyy):
Note: Funding awarded is for full-time work, 35 hours per week minimum, for a period of no less than 8 contiguous weeks.

Preferred end date (mm-dd-yyyy):
Total number of weeks:

For applicants who are members of the class of 2016, will the outcome of this summer internship be a primary source of data for your senior thesis?


If you responded yes to the question above, who is your adviser?

C. Internship/Research Project Statement of Interest

Please write a Statement of Interest, no more than 2 pages, addressing the following points.

The Statement of Interest should explain:

  • Your understanding of the issue(s) being addressed by the internship/research project
  • Why you want to spend the summer addressing this issue
  • Aspect(s) of this internship/research project initiative that interest you
  • How your academic studies, work, and personal experiences have prepared you for this internship/research project
  • What you hope to learn from the internship/research project experience, and how you expect to relate the internship/research project to your academic, extracurricular, and/or career path

Save and upload your Statement of Interest as a PDF using the following naming convention:

last name_first name_position number.pdf

Attach file:

D. References

Please provide names and contact information for two references (people who are not related to you), who could be contacted if necessary. One should be a person who knows you well in an academic context, preferably a faculty member. The other should be a person who knows you in a work or extracurricular context.

1. Academic reference name:
2. Other (work/extracurricular) reference name:

E. Resume

Please upload a one-page resume that includes a clear outline of your education (including your academic focus and academic awards) work history, public service experience (on and off campus), and relevant skills. Save and upload your resume as a PDF using the followig naming convention:
last name_first name_resume.pdf
(For assistance in preparing your resume, visit Career Services.)

F. For International Internships/Research Projects Only

If you have been abroad, please briefly describe your experience(s):

If a foreign language is required for this internship/research project, describe your level of proficiency:

Please read the following important statements and indicate your agreement.
  • I agree that I am responsible for knowing what documentation is necessary (valid passport, travel visa, proof of immunizations) for travel to this destination and to acquire what is needed.
  • I agree to confirm with my medical insurance provider that my medical insurance will cover me abroad during the duration of this internship.
  • I agree that I am responsible for knowing what immunizations are required and recommended for travel to this destination and for receiving any immunizations necessary. (For assistance with travel-related immunizations, visit University Health Services.)
  • I agree to register with International SOS and the U.S. embassy of my destination.

G. Transcript

One copy of your unofficial Princeton transcript should be submitted with your completed application. Using SCORE, retrieve a copy of your transcript and use the following naming convention to save your file:
last name_first name_transcript.pdf.
Note: If you are a freshman and do not yet have a transcript to upload with your application, please instead upload a PDF with a note stating that you will email your transcript to as soon as it is available.

H. Agreement

If I am offered this internship/research project and choose to accept it, I agree to participate in and/or complete the following:

  • Fulfill my commitment to complete the work assigned to me to the best of my ability, and to work the agreed upon number of weeks
  • Enter my travel information into the Princeton University Travel Database as soon as possible but no later than May 8, 2015
  • Participate in the PEI pre-departure orientation on April 24, 2015
  • Complete Institutional Review Board (IRB) and/or Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) training, if applicable
  • Respond to communication from PEI during the course of the internship/research project
  • Prepare post-internship/research project materials, including an internship/research project summary as requested by PEI
  • Participate in a PEI post-internship/research project symposium in fall 2015
  • Complete a final survey in fall 2015
  • Acknowledge the support of PEI in any report, publication, or testimonial provided to any University department/program or outside entity that makes reference to this summer internship/research project

I understand that upon acceptance of this internship/research project, I have a binding commitment to fulfill the terms of my agreement described above. I also acknowledge that I will withdraw my applications to other internships/research projects and/or funding sponsors. Reneging on my agreement after acceptance of this internship/research project will result in a letter being submitted to the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.


Policy on the Release of Confidential Student Records to PEI: In submitting this application, I permit the Princeton Environmental Institute to inquire about my student disciplinary records at Princeton, and I permit the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students to release such records to the Princeton Environmental Institute. Information from other offices at Princeton, e.g. residential colleges or others, may be requested as part of the application review process to ensure that all students can have a safe and productive experience. Please note that any information received by the Princeton Environmental Institute will not be released to any third parties outside of Princeton University (staff/administrators/faculty), including organizations hosting summer interns.

Privacy Policy: For the purpose of applying for an internship/research project with PEI, I hereby consent to the release/disclosure of the information and documents that I am providing with this application, including but not limited to my resume, transcript, and essays and other personal information, to the organizations that I have identified in Section B. Additionally, should I accept an internship/research project offer, I consent to have any written documentation or photographs that I provide regarding the internship/research project released/disclosed to University officials, internship/research project sponsors and/or supervisors as well as posted on University websites and/or reproduced in printed materials to promote the internship/research project program(s). Written material may be used in its entirety or excerpts may be selected.

Please acknowledge your consent:

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I. Final Checklist

Before you click on Submit, please stop and make sure you have completed the entire application.

All of these materials must be submitted electronically; nothing will be accepted on paper. If you have any questions about using this online application form or other aspects of the application process, please email

If you are sure that you are ready, please click on the Final Submit button one time to conclude the online application process. Please be patient while the screen refreshes. Because of the uploaded documents, it may take longer to refresh than a typical web page. You will see a thank you page and receive an email confirmation when your application has been successfully submitted.