Keller Center - Educating Leaders for a Technology-Driven Society


Summer Internships

To learn more about each of the Keller Center's internship programs, visit the left navigation links and read a brief description of each program below. On each site, you will find relevant internship listings, stories from past interns, important dates, events, and the internship application form (application opens in December 2014).

IMPORTANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All internship positions listed on our websites are open only to Princeton University students.

Entrepreneurial Internship Program 
In 2011, the Keller Center established a summer internship program for Princeton undergraduate students interested in experiencing and learning from work assignments in entrepreneurial enterprises. The Keller Center, with the help of the network of Princeton alumni and supporters in the established Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network (PrincetonEN or PEN), is undertaking this effort to encourage and facilitate such opportunities for Princeton students. Resources for entrepreneurial interns: Industry Guide

International Research Exchange Program (REACH)
The REACH program is an International Research Exchange Program (REACH). Princeton University partners with three German Ruhr universities: Ruhr University Bochum, University of Duisburg-Essen and TU Dortmund. Also part of the REACH program are the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), a Hong Kong government sponsored research center. Find about more about the HKUST program here. The mission of the REACH program is to offer students on both sides an eight-week, hands-on research internship in an international context. Participating students will be immersed in a new culture while working on a research project in their field of study. The program aims to broaden students' perspectives and enable them to become globally minded researchers and technologists. 

Preparing to Lead Internship Program
The Preparing to Lead (PTL) program, the Keller Center's longest standing internship program, was launched in the summer of 2007. As part of the PTL program, students embark on internships in which they will receive exposure to mentorship and coaching in an engineering role. Students will gain hands-on experience in a real-world context which will enable them to put their learned engineering skills to work. Most summer internships will commence in the first or second week of June and must be a minimum of eight (8) weeks in length. Specific dates (and additional weeks) can be discussed between the employer and student.

The Ruhr Fellowship Program
The Ruhr Fellowship Program connects highly motivated students in the United States with a unique experience to expand their portfolio and networks to one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced areas in Germany. As Germany's "Cradle of Industry", the Ruhr Area has come to represent creativity and innovation with its internationally renowned companies, universities and research institutes. Over the course of two months, you will get to know the German higher educational system through a one-month culture and leadership program as well as the German work environment in a challenging one-month internship with one of the leading German companies and roundtable discussions with executives representing a variety of German global players. Watch a promo video here