Summer Work Program

Department of German, Princeton University in conjunction with the Princeton Alumni Association of Germany

Want to spend your summer working and traveling in Germany? The German Department’s Summer Work Program (SWP) is your ticket to improving your German language skills, building your resume and professional network, and discovering Europe!

About SWP
For over 60 years, SWP has opened up academic and professional opportunities for countless Princeton undergraduates. As the oldest and largest international internship program of its kind at the University, SWP takes learning beyond the classroom by connecting Princeton undergraduates with internships in German-speaking countries. In conjunction with the Princeton Alumni Association of Germany, SWP places first-, second-, and third-year students in internships with leading German companies and institutions in the Arts, Education & Culture, STEM & COS, Business & Finance, Government, Policy & Non-Profits, Medicine, and Law. Our summer internships have been located throughout Germany, in cities such as Berlin, Bamberg, Cologne, Darmstadt, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Mainz, Munich, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, and Weimar.

SWP works closely with a number of partner organizations, fellowship programs, and the PAA of Germany network to match students with internship hosts. Many internships are tailored to students’ specific academic and professional interests, and SWP also supports student-initiated opportunities.

Our internships offer:

Meaningful, challenging work and research experience in a wide range of fields
Language immersion in social and professional contexts
Flexible hours and weekends free to travel throughout Europe
Invitation to annual PAA of Germany summer event
International insurance coverage through the University
Grants of up to $1000 to reimburse transatlantic travel costs
Financial and administrative assistance for immigration fees

Interested? Visit our How to apply page.
Applications for Summer of 2020 are due November 1, 2019.


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For more information, please contact:

Angiras Arya
Assistant Director
Summer Work Program
Department of German
East Pyne 224
Phone: (609) 258-4132
Office hours: Tuesdays 11:00am – 12:00pm & by appointment. Signup required on WASE