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* Deadline for March Princeternship hosts to register: Monday, January 23, 2012 *
What is the difference between a Princeternship and an internship?
Princeternships are short-term (1-3 contiguous days), offer no pay,
and are hosted by alumni to help Princeton undergraduate students get
the “feel” for a specific career field. Students are selected and
matched by Career Services. Internships are longer term (from several
weeks to a year), may involve pay, and provide a work function in
support of the organization. Interns are selected and hired by the
What are the benefits of the Princeternship program to me and my organization?
The Princeternship Program gives alumni hosts the opportunity to
connect with current Princeton undergraduates, gain access to potential
summer interns and future employees, and increase student awareness of
their career field and their organization. To learn more about the
student benefits of the Princeternship program, please read their student blogs
What does the Princeternship experience involve?
Princeternships usually last 1-2 days, but could last as long as 3
days. The student “shadows” the host through a typical day’s activities.
A 1 day Princeternship might include meetings, informational
discussions, and/or interviews with colleagues, tours of the
organization, and general observation of business proceedings.
Information from the students’ applications—including their areas of
interest, academic major, and previous experience—can help in the
structuring of individual Princeternship experiences.
When do the Princeternships take place?
The Princeternships will take place on the following dates:
January 9 – 13, 2012 (Reading Period)
January 30 – February 3, 2012 (Intercession Break)
March 19 – 23, 2012 (Spring Break)
Alumni will choose a 1-3 day period during one (or more) of these
times. These opportunities will then be advertised to students.
When is the deadline to register?
The deadline to register for returning Princeternship hosts for the January Princeternships (Reading Period & Intercession Break) is October 7, 2011. The deadline to register for new Princeternship hosts for the January Princeternships (Reading Period & Intercession Break) is October 12, 2011. The deadline to register for March Princeternships (Spring Break) is January 23, 2012.
What type of work experience, job skills and other talents do students bring to the Princeternship?
Since the Princeternship Program is open to all undergraduates,
your student could be a freshman with more limited work experience or a
senior with more relevant experience. The required resume and statement
of interest from the student will provide additional information to the
host. However, the primary intent of this experience is for students to
find out more about their career interests, so students will not be
expected to be “equipped” with the necessary work experience and job
What type of work will students do?
Students can assist with research, laboratory work, data analysis,
and editing, just to name a few examples. They could also be asked to
participate in planning and problem-solving sessions with their host and
his/her staff or meet with staff from different departments within the
organization. Some students may be assigned small projects, to be
completed as part of a team effort or individually, during the course of
Can I have more than one student per opportunity?
Yes, this is left to the discretion of the alumni hosts.
Am I responsible for the student’s housing, transportation or other expenses?
No, the student’s expenses are paid in full by the student.
How does the selection process work?
Career Services will review and match student applications for each
Princeternship opportunity during November (for Reading Period and
Intercession Break) and February (for Spring Break). Alumni and students
will be notified of the placements by early December and early March,
How do I go about listing a Princeternship opportunity?
If you are interested in participating in the Princeternship
Program, please fill out our online registration form link at the top of
this page. If you have further questions, please contact Lisa
Bogdanski, Assistant Director for Student/Alumni Engagement Programs, at
609-258-8387 or firstname.lastname@example.org