Host a Princeternship

One way to make a big impact on the career decisions of a current student is to become a Princeternship host. Since the program began in the late 1980s, hundreds of students have spent time during academic breaks getting an inside look at the jobs of alumni at workplaces across the country.

Career insight with a lasting impact

Volunteering to give current students a "day-in-the-life" perspective of your profession will have a lasting impact on their career development, especially for those who have little experience in a specific field but a great interest to learn more. Princeternship one-on-one shadowing opportunities and group site visits give you the opportunity to: 

  • Share insights and experiences regarding your career
  • Expose Princeton students to a variety of professional activities
  • Connect with potential interns and prospective future employees
  • Increase the visibility and student awareness of your organization

Locations and dates

Princeternships are arranged in domestic or international locations, pending students' ability to arrange travel and lodging for a specific Princeternship site. Dates for this academic year are:

  • Jan. 9-13, 2017 (Reading Period) OR Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017 (intersession)
  • March 16, 2017 (spring recess)

Three types of Princeternship options alumni can offer

Winter 2016/2017 Options

  • One-day shadowing experience with a one-to-one student to alumni host ratio.
    This visit typically includes sitting in on meetings, a tour of the office and a focus on getting to know the career path of the host and more about the industry in which they works.
  • Two- to five-day project experience with at least one alum host and anywhere from one to three students.
    This visit gives the host flexibility to provide a project for a student that could last two to five days in length and give a student more tangible work experience. This option also includes shadowing and career education. 

Spring 2017 Option

  • Single day site visit with a hosting organization that has at least one alumni representative in the organization. 
    This option will be a one-day site visit to New York City on March 16, 2017. Students will have the opportunity to visit the organizations, connect with alumni in their workplace and learn about the organization's recruitment opportunities. Transportation for students will be provided. This site visit lasts up to a day and provides students exposure to both alumni and to the organization's recruitment opportunities.

Register today

We are currently accepting hosts for all Princeternship sessions. Priority deadline to apply for the winter sessions is Sept. 27.

If you have any questions, please email Andria Mirabal, associate director, student/alumni engagement, or call 609-258-3325.