Application Timeline

Preparation and Application

September – December

During this time, students should:

Selection and Placement

January – April 

At this time, IIP staff will:

  • Conduct a holistic review of applications
  • Submit application materials to employers based on student qualifications and internship requirements.
  • IIP candidates will have an opportunity to participate in mock 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. All IIP decisions will be finalized:
    • Application I: March 1, 2023
    • Application II: March 15, 2023

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

Students should:

  • Complete all post-decision materials in GPS 
  • Research housing options by reviewing evaluations from previous interns (if in-country positions are available)
  • 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
  • Attend a MANDATORY orientation and briefing meeting
  • Follow all pre-travel guidelines on the Undergraduate Travel Checklist

Intern and Return

June – September 

During the internship and upon return, students will be asked to:

  • Notify IIP of any concerns or urgent matters that may impact their internship
  • Discuss any questions or concerns with their IIP advisor 
  • Complete IIP initial check-in survey within two weeks of the start of the internship
  • Submit an IIP Mid-Program Snapshot 
  • Submit IIP final evaluation and virtual presentation along with a short one-minute video about your internship work experience and IIP organization

The IIP office will:

  • Request feedback in the form of internship surveys and reports
  • Continue to engage and support students to share their IIP experience to meet their academic, professional and personal goals
  • Host a Welcome Back event