How to Apply

To apply for an IIP, please follow the steps listed below. IIP has existing partnerships with the organizations listed on our website, so it is important that you do NOT fill out applications you find directly on organizations’ websites.

Students may only apply to up to TWO IIPs. If more than two IIPs are applied to, the additional applications will not be reviewed.


To qualify for an IIP, you must be enrolled as a full-time Princeton first, second, or third- year student during the summer of your internship. Transfer students are also eligible to apply for an IIP.


The IIP application for summer 2024 will open Friday, October 6. 

The deadline to submit an IIP application for summer 2024 is Monday, December 4th at 3pm.

Application Instructions

Step 1: Explore internships

Step 2: Prepare application materials 

  • Create or update your resume. Visit the Center for Career Development or the Writing Center websites for help with writing resumes. 
  • Prepare a one-page, single-spaced Cover Letter for EACH internship to which you are applying. For more information about the cover letter, visit the IIP Application FAQs. All resumes and cover letters should be in English unless otherwise specified.
  • Obtain a copy of your unofficial transcript from TigerHub. First year students can use their transcript without the final grades for the term.
  • Some IIPs require a writing sample or letters of recommendation. Review the required materials in GPS before submitting your application.

Step 3: Apply to your selected internships 

  • Students may apply to up to TWO IIPs
  • Students should open up one application for each IIP they plan to apply to in GPS by clicking the link for the internship on our Search Internships webpage.
  • Pay close attention to the IIP start and end dates since these may be non-negotiable for cohort programs.
  • Make sure you review and submit before the deadline, December 4 at 3 pm.

Need help using our Global Programs System?

Please visit our GPS help site.

Contact Us

Questions about applying to IIP? Email us at [email protected].