About IIP

About the International Internship Program

The International Internship Program (IIP) offers guidance and financial support to undergraduates who wish to undertake a summer internship abroad. With placements in more than 50 countries, IIP offers students the opportunity to fulfill academic and pre-professional goals while living and working abroad. Interns have held positions in government, media, education, public health and nongovernmental organizations, as well as financial and research institutions. 

IIP provides international internships for first-years, sophomores, and juniors that are specifically designed for Princeton students. Each internship is approximately eight weeks long and includes a financial award.

Why apply for an IIP?

Select from a wide range of responsibilities

  • IIP offers placements in a variety of interest areas. Students will have the opportunity to take on a range of work responsibilities – from lab research and fieldwork to community engagement and advocacy, as well as communications and marketing. Our close relationship with our international partners allows us to monitor the level of work responsibilities given to each intern.

Fulfill academic, professional and personal goals

  • IIP encourages students to connect their internship experience to their academic interests. Many students have incorporated their IIP research into their junior paper and senior thesis. Students should check with their academic department to see if an internship will be required as part of their minor or certificate.

Contribute to internships “the service of humanity”

  • Many of the IIP opportunities allow students to take on essential service projects across the globe. These IIPs aim to provide students with the ability to serve the local communities based on their needs on projects that lead to tangible long-term impacts.

Make connections on- and off-campus

  • IIP interns will make lasting connections with their supervisors, colleagues, and community members abroad. In addition to the IIP office, students will also have access to campus resources and IIP’s international partner organizations who will help students be better prepared to carry out their IIP responsibilities and engage with the host communities abroad.

Learn to network abroad 

  • IIP advises interns on how to start networking with colleagues and alumni at an international level even before the students leave campus.

Advising for IIP

IIP advisers are located on the A Level of the Louis A. Simpson International Building. 

If you have any questions about our location, please call 609-258-2115.