Preparation and Application
September – November
During this time, students should:
- Learn more about the International Internship Program (IIP) and explore internship opportunities
- Attend an IIP info session
- Schedule an advising appointment
- Read evaluations from past IIP interns and reach out to past interns for more information. The evaluations are available in the IIP Lounge located in the Louis A. Simpson Building A-level
- Visit the Center for Career Development website for help with resume and / or cover letter
- Apply to the program by the IIP deadline as listed on GPS
IIP deadline: Students must submit their application by Monday, December 4 at 3pm. No extensions will be available to students who are not able to adhere to the program deadline.
Selection and Placement
January – March
At this time, IIP staff will:
- Conduct a holistic review of applications
- Notify students if they have been preliminarily accepted by IIP and will have their applications sent to an employer.
- Submit application materials to employers based on student qualifications and internship requirements.
- IIP candidates are encouraged to participate in mock interviews to help prepare for the formal interviews.
- Employers will conduct virtual / phone interviews before making final selection. Students should NOT contact the employer directly for solicitation or to ask about the status of their application.
- IIP will release internship decisions on a rolling basis.
If students are accepted to the program, they will:
Receive the Terms and Conditions of the IIP Award and have THREE days to respond and accept the offer of internship
- Students who withdraw from IIP after the terms and conditions have been processed will be assessed a $500 late withdrawal fee by Princeton. Students may be assessed other fees as well depending upon the withdrawal and refund polices of their particular IIP.
April – May
Before the end of the academic year, the IIP office will:
- Issue student’s financial award via SAFE upon completion of all pre-departure and post-decision materials in GPS
- Host MANDATORY pre-internship orientations and briefing meetings as requested by the IIP advisor
- Complete all post-decision materials in GPS
- Inform the IIP office of any accommodation they would need to complete a successful international internship.
- Research housing options by reviewing evaluations from previous interns
- Review visa regulations and requirements for summer travel
- Schedule appointments with University Health Services for immunization (if necessary)
- Communicate directly with internship supervisor for details about upcoming internship
- Contact GS&S for any concerns about travel or safety to the IIP location.
- Attend a MANDATORY orientation and follow up with their IIP Adviser.
- Follow all pre-travel guidelines on the Undergraduate Travel Checklist
June – August
During the internship and upon return, students will be asked to:
- Notify IIP of any concerns or urgent matters that may impact their internship
- Consult with IIP Provider on any issues related to program logistics including but not limited to transportation, housing, general concerns with acclimation to culture, dietary restrictions, homestay or others.
- Discuss any questions or concerns with their IIP adviser
- Contact ISOS for any medical emergency.
- Contact GS&S for any safety concerns.
- Report any medical or safety incidents to their IIP Adviser.
- Meet with their IIP Adviser for an initial check-in after the second week of the IIP.
- Submit an IIP Mid-Program Snapshot
- Submit IIP final evaluation.
- Submit IIP virtual poster
- Meet with their IIP Adviser to share debrief and exchange ideas for future candidates.