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Streicker International Fellows Program

Overview

The Streicker International Fellows Program was established in early 2015 by John H. Streicker ’64 to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to carry out substantive internships, research or service projects while immersed in a foreign culture. Streicker Fellows design their own internships in conjunction with a hosting organization, in any academic or professional area, and in any geographic region outside of the United States.

For summer 2020, students will be granted full or partial awards as Streicker Fellows. Awards typically range between $4,000 and $6,000 and will cover:

  • airfare to and from the United States;
  • accommodations;
  • meals;
  • local transportation;
  • immunizations not covered by insurance; and
  • cultural immersion activities

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Application and Deadlines

The Streicker International Fellows Program application will open on November 1, 2019. 

To apply to the Streicker International Fellows Program, you must:

  • Submit the completed Streicker International Fellows application, as well as all additional requirements, in Princeton’s Global Programs System (GPS). This will include:
    • A recent resume
    • A recommendation from a faculty member, teacher, or employer who can attest to your ability to carry out your proposal. 
    • Your proposed budget
    • An electronic transcript
    • A letter of commitment from the organization sponsoring your project or internship
    • Copies of all correspondence that you have had with the host organization

Students have two options for submitting their application materials: Early Action and Regular Decision.

The Early Action deadline is 3 PM EST on February 3, 2020. The Regular Decision deadline is 3 PM EST on March 6, 2020

Requirements

Participation Requirements & Selection Criteria

To be eligible for the Streicker International Fellows Program, you must be a currently enrolled first year, sophomore, or junior. Preference will be given to first-time applicants to the program.

Internships must involve collaboration with a host organization to be considered for funding. Internships must be unpaid and last a minimum of eight consecutive weeks. In designing an internship, students are encouraged to connect with organizations that are aligned with their academic and/or professional interests.

Selection criteria will include:

  • the quality of the internship proposal
  • its potential impact on the community it is meant to serve
  • the feasibility of the project, including logistical on-the ground arrangements

There is no foreign language requirement for the Streicker International Fellows Program. When planning your internship and designing proposals, students should outline how they will carry out their work if they do not command the local language.

Those students selected for the program must attend a series of pre-departure meetings designed to prepare them to make the most of their experience. These meetings address issues of safety, health, working in an unfamiliar environment, and cultural adjustment.

Streicker Fellows attend a meeting with Mr. John Streicker in the spring to share their internship and expectations, or in the fall to share their experiences and insights from their summer abroad.
 

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