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Streicker International Fellows Program

Streicker International Fellows Program applicants will need prior approval from the Global Safety and Security unit before consideration for the program. Selection for the Fellowship is contingent upon University travel guidelines. Students planning to apply for Streicker Fellowship should meet with Shahreen Rahman to discuss potential travel opportunities.

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.

Awards vary based on student’s proposed budget, and cover program expenses listed below:

  • 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 February 1, 2022. 

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 initial and final 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 March 1, 2022. The Regular Decision deadline is 3 PM EST on March 15, 2022

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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 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.
 

Terms and Conditions

General Policies

  • Selected students will receive a document entitled Terms and Conditions of Award, which confirms the nature of the internship offered.
  • The University reserves the right to revoke sponsorship of an internship if there is a significant deterioration or reasonable expectation of deterioration in the safety and security conditions in the country where travel will occur, or if the University assesses a lack of compliance on the student’s behalf with Rights, Rules, Responsibilities, the laws of the country of travel, or the internship provider’s regulations and policies.
  • The IIP office may require a student to leave the internship and return home or terminate the internship early, if, after consultation with other appropriate University offices, it is determined that the student’s health, safety or well-being is at risk.

Selected Students MUST

  • Withdraw their application from all other summer opportunities both within and outside the University when accepting an internship by returning a completed commitment form.
  • Attend a mandatory University Health Services meeting, and ALL other pre-program activities and orientation. 
  • Complete all mandatory post-decision forms in GPS. In addition, all University-sponsored travel, regardless of destination, must be registered in the Enroll My Trip tool.
  • Secure flight, visa, lodgings, medical insurance, immunizations and local transportation in accordance with any applicable policies in Rights, Rules, Responsibilities and all  policies as stipulated by the IIP office. 
  • Adhere to University policy as stated in Rights, Rules, Responsibilities – to know, understand and agree to observe the laws of the host country and to respect the employer’s regulations and policies regarding assignments, working hours, and professional conduct (including dress code), as well as to fulfill the responsibilities entrusted to the best of their abilities. If students fail to abide by any of the aforementioned rules and standards, the possible consequences could include University discipline and/or dismissal from the internship.
  • Respond to communication from the IIP office during the course of the internship. This includes but is not limited to surveys, reports, and evaluation forms. 
  • Comply with any additional requirements established by the Streicker International Fellows Program (as stipulated in the award letter).

Selected Students MUST NOT

  • Publicize, copy, distribute or use in any form any internship organization data or information without the consent of the organization. 
  • Terminate the internship without prior approval of IIP office and the internship supervisor. In the case of unauthorized internship termination, the student may be asked to reimburse IIP for the full amount of the award received. 

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