Julio Lins '23

IIP Newsletter Spotlight

Major: Computer Science
Internship site: Tonal Media, Buenos Aires Argentina
Tell us a little about your IIP: This summer, I will be joining a marketing company from Argentina, Tonal Media, that works with private companies, governments, and political campaigns. Since I ran for office in Brazil three years ago, I'm excited to share my insights and learn a lot in the process.
A unique hobby: I love writing. It helps me to organize my thoughts and, most importantly, express them. I even have a book that got published - and a bunch of poems that I might try to publish someday.
IIP Summer Playlist Song: Blaze of Glory - Bon Jovi (Straight out of New Jersey :) ) 

Do you have tips for future interns? This will be my second remote IIP, so I have three tips that are especially important for remote internships:

  • First, be open-minded. Use your internship experience to discover what excites you and what doesn't. You don't have to know, from day one at Princeton, which career path you want to follow. An internship is a great opportunity for trial and error.
  • Second, be flexible. In particular, if your IIP City has a significant time zone difference from where you live, you will have to be willing to work flexible hours. For my previous internship, for example, I had to face a 10-hour time zone difference! This meant waking up at 5 a.m., working past midnight, and so on.
  • But most importantly, have fun! Try to meet new people, connect on LinkedIn or other social media, and learn as much as you can about your IIP city and country, even though you're working remotely. I wish you all the best!