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.

  • Share insights and experiences regarding your career
  • Expose Princeton students to a variety of professional activities
  • Connect with potential interns and prospective future employees
  • Gain visibility for 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:

  • January 4-8, 2016 (Reading Period) OR January 25-29, 2016 (Intercession Break)
  • March 18, 2016 (Spring Break)

New: Three types of Princeternship options alumni can offer

Winter 2015/2016 Options

One-day shadowing experience with a 1:1 student to alumni host ratio.

This visit would focus primarily on 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 he/she works.

Two- to five-day project experience with at least one alumnus/a 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 visit would also include shadowing and career education. 

Spring 2016 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 on Friday, March 18, 2016.  Students will have the opportunity to visit the organizations, connect with alumni in their workplace, and learn about the organization's recruitment opportunities. Transportation will be provided.

This option provides organizations interested in recruiting Princeton students that have alumni representation in their organization who not only want to give students an opportunity to connect with alumni but also to continue to build their organization's relationship on campus. This site visit would last up to a day and would give students exposure both to 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 September 25.

If you have any questions, please email Rachel Jimenez, Associate Director, Internships & Experiential Education, or call 609-258-3325.