Summer Work Program


An alleyway in Berlin

Alleyway to the Monster Kabinett, Berlin. Photo - Jianing Zhao ‘20

The German Department’s Summer Work Program (SWP) is your ticket to building your resumé and professional network, improving your German language skills, and expanding your global community.



About SWP

Scenic river view of Königstein Fortress, Königstein, Saxony. Photo taken by Jianing Zhao '20

Königstein Fortress, Königstein, Saxony. Photo - Jianing Zhao ‘20

For over 60 years, SWP has opened up academic and professional opportunities for countless Princeton undergraduates. As the oldest 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 and the Princeton Club of Austria, SWP arranges internships with leading German and Austrian companies and institutions in the arts, education, culture, STEM & COS, business & finance, government, service & social impact, non-profits, medicine, and law.  Many internships are tailored to students’ specific academic and professional interests.  SWP also supports student-initiated opportunities.

We offer both in-person as well as remote internships.  Please consult the University’s Permissible Travel Guidelines page for the most up-to-date information regarding international travel. 

Update: applications for the summer of 2024 are now closed. The next application cycle will begin in September, 2024.  If you have been offered an internship and are required to submit a new or revised Summer Work Program application form for administrative purposes, please contact Angiras Arya at 





Our Internships Offer:

View down another stairwell in the children's abandoned hospital in Berlin, 4 floors up

Stairwell. Abandoned Children’s Hospital, Berlin. Photo - Jianing Zhao, ‘20

  • Generous funding
  • Work and research experience in a wide range of fields
  • The chance to apply your language skills in the real world
  • Networking with international alumni
  • Professional connections in Europe’s largest economy
  • Flexible schedules

 Interested? Visit our How to Apply page.


Useful Links

Tram resembling an old train, carrying tourists through old Quedlinburg

Tourist Tram, Quedlinburg, Saxony-Anhalt. Photo – Jianing Zhao ‘20



Building with ornate statue in front, trees on both sides

Wilhelm I von Nassau. Marktkirche, Wiesbaden, Hessen.

For more information, please contact

Angiras Arya
Assistant Director

Summer Work Program
Department of German
Princeton University
224 East Pyne
Princeton, NJ 08544

Phone: (609) 258-4132
E-mail: @email
Office Hours: by appointment via Calendly