Summer Work Program
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.
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. Many internships are tailored to students’ specific academic and professional interests, and SWP also supports student-initiated opportunities.
In 2020 and 2021, SWP collaborated with partner organizations to develop remote internships. Students benefited from rewarding experiences in a range of fields, including neuroscience research, alternative energy, journalism, consulting, publicity, economics, computer science, and data science.
International travel restrictions, Princeton University’s Covid-19 policies, and planning at the respective host organizations will determine when international travel and in-person internships will resume. Please consult the University’s Travel Toolkit site for the most up-to-date information regarding permissible travel.
Our Internships Offer:
- 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.