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Service Focus can guide you to internship opportunities that align with your passions or interests. With the support of Service Focus staff, you can secure a summer service internship with one of Princeton’s internship programs including:

Center for Health and Wellbeing

Health Grand Challenge Internships
The Health Grand Challenge (HGC) supports undergraduate internships that explore multidisciplinary aspects of global health and/ore infectious disease. Applications open November 6, 2017 and are due December 11, 2017.

Center for Jewish Life

CJL Service Focus Internship
The Center for Jewish Life Service Focus Internship a summer internship opportunity for Princeton first-year students. It supports student participation in service or civic engagement pursuits, specifically ones with a significant Jewish component. Applications open December 13, 2017 and are due on February 15, 2018.

Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship

Derian Summer Research Internship
Derian Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship Internships challenge students to apply their academic skills to the information needs of a local nonprofit organization. With input from the host organization, interns identify, design, and carry out the preliminary steps of a larger research project to serve the nonprofit's needs. Applications are due February 14, 2018. 

Keller Center

eLab Summer Accelerator Program
The Keller Center's eLab Summer Accelerator Program is a launch pad for student startups.  Student teams work intensively on their start-up ideas, following a specialized entrepreneurship curriculum. Teams also attend meetings and workshops, and receive valuable mentorship and advising, all with the goal of developing their startup ideas into viable, scalable ventures. Applications are due Friday, December 15, 2017. 

Princeton Start-Up Immersion Program (PSIP)
The Princeton Start-up Immersion Program is for student interested in gaining first-hand knowledge of the world of emerging businesses at early-stage startups. Students work alongside key decision-makers, live together in Princeton-sponsored housing, and participate in professional development, networking, cultural and social opportunities. Applications open November 6, 2017 and are due December 17, 2017.

Tiger Challenge
Tiger Challenge is a Princeton University program in which teams work in partnership with communities to design impactful innovations. Applicants can apply for the specific challenge identified or propose a challenge topic to explore. Applications are due January 12, 2018. 

Lewis Center for the Arts

Student Funding Opportunities
Each year, the Lewis Center for the Arts provides students the opportunity to spend the summer pursuing a project in the creative and performing arts. Students may submit applications for course, travel, and/or research costs related to their studies. Award winners and amounts are determined by a committee of Lewis Center faculty members. The deadline for applying for Summer 2018 funding will be in March 2018. 

Office of International Programs

International Internship Program (IIP) 
Princeton's International Internship Program (IIP) supports Princeton undergraduates who wish to undertake a summer internship abroad. Applications open November 2, 2017 and are due on December 11, 2017

Streicker International Fellows Fund
The Streicker International Fellows Fund provides undergraduate students the opportunity to carry out substantive research or educational projects while immersed in a foreign culture. Streicker Fellows design their own projects or internships in conjunction with a hosting organization, in any academic or professional area, and in any geographic region outside of the U.S. Applications open in mid-October, 2017. The early action deadline is January 14, 2018. The regular decision deadline is March 19, 2018. 

Office of Religious Life

For information about summer service internship opportunities within the Office of Religious Life contact Associate Dean of Religious Life Matthew C. Weiner, Ph.D.

Pace Center for Civic Engagement

Community Action Fellows
Community Action is a week-long orientation program for the first-year class sponsored by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. Community Action Fellows are responsible for community partnership development, communications, service-learning activities, and logistical planning associated with all aspects of the Community Action program. Applications are due December 15, 2017. 

John C. Bogle ’51 Fellows in Civic Service
The John C. Bogle '51 Fellows in Civic Service program is a funded opportunity for Princeton first-year students. Bogle Fellows design their own summer internship or project in collaboration with a host partner. Applications are due February 23, 2018. 

Guggenheim Internships in Criminal Justice
Guggenheim Fellows are a group of Princeton University, Columbia University and Barnard College students who intern each summer at New York City criminal justice nonprofit organizations. They engage in direct client services, legal services, social services and policy research. Applications are due February 16, 2018. 

Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)

Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)
The PEI Internship Program offers Princeton undergraduates the opportunity to complement their academic interests with hands-on, engaging, independent research and project experiences through the summer months. The priority application deadline for established internships is January 12, 2018. The final application deadline for student-initiated internships is March 6, 2018. The final application deadline for established internships is March 27, 2018.

Princeton in Africa (PiAf)

Princeton in Africa (PiAf)
Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.

Princeton in Asia (PiA)

Princeton in Asia (PiA)
Princeton in Asia offers summer internship opportunities to Princeton undergraduates in the fields of education, environmental sustainability, and public health. Applications for Summer 2018 are due on December 6, 2017. 

Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS)

Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) 
PICS develops and supports, through active alumni involvement, paid summer internships in civic service for Princeton undergraduates that positively impact the public interest and result in the personal growth of the students themselves. The application deadline for Summer 2018 is December 8, 2017.

Princeton University Art Museum

Summer Internship at the Princeton University Art Museum
Interns have the opportunity to work in one of the following departments: curatorial, education, development, information technology, marketing, office of the registrar, publications, or retail and wholesale operations. Applications are due February 23, 2018. 

Princeton Varsity Club

Coach for College
Princeton Varsity Club partners with Coach for College to send Princeton varsity student-athletes abroad to Vietnam. Coach for College aims to increase higher education attainment among disadvantaged Vietnamese adolescents using the excitement and life skills provided by participation in sports-related activities. Applications are due on February 12, 2018.


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“In engineering, you're given a very defined problem. Applying this knowledge in the context of service, you're defining the problem and also solving it.”