PSIP FAQ

PSIP NYC FAQ

ABOUT PSIP:

+ Q: What's included?

A:

  • 10-week internship placement at a startup company in NYC or Brooklyn
  • Princeton-sponsored housing Stipend to subsidize basic cost of living expenses; stipend will be paid by employer and/or Keller Center
  • Weekly Dinner Talks and networking sessions featuring experienced entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, legal or finance experts
  • Social and cultural activities

APPLICATION PROCESS:

+ Q: Can I apply to both PSIP NYC and PSIP Israel?

A: No, you may apply to either but not both programs. If you have questions, you are encouraged to contact Lilian Tsang about specific startups, the difference between the programs and any other questions that may help you decide which track would be most appropriate for you to apply to.

+ Q: Is there a limit to the number of internships that I can apply to?

A: You may apply to a maximum of 2 internship positions, either in PSIP NYC or PSIP Israel (not both). The reason for the limit is so you can submit your best work for the challenge puzzle that is required with each application.

+ Q: Is a recommendation letter required?

A: Only some startups require faculty recommendation letters. If one is required, it will be indicated on the website under Additional Requirements.

+ Q: If a challenge puzzle requires a code file, how do I upload to GPS when the file type is not accepted?

A: Save your code file in Dropbox or Google Drive. Create a PDF file with a link to your code file location. Upload the PDF file to GPS as your challenge puzzle response.

+ Q: There are challenge puzzles that ask that we take a Hackerrank Test. Do we still need to upload a challenge puzzle file via GPS?

A: Yes! Take the test through Hackerrank but then create a PDF file with a simple statement e.g., “I have submitted my challenge puzzle through Hackerrank”. Upload the PDF to GPS as your challenge puzzle response. Failure to do this will result in your application being incomplete and not submitted to the startup.

+ Q: If a company says to send the challenge puzzle directly to them, do I still need to submit a challenge puzzle via GPS?

A: Yes! Always submit your challenge puzzle via GPS. Failure to do this will result in your application being incomplete and not submitted to the startup.

LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS:

+ Q: What will living accommodations be like?

A: The PSIP cohort will live together in a single building, within close proximity (easy subway or possibly walking commute) to your workplace.

+ Q: Will I have a roommate?

A: Yes, each room is a double. Roommate assignments will take place in May.

+ Q: What is included in each room?

A: Each room comes with 2 twin beds, closet, bathroom, full size refrigerator, microwave. There is on-site kitchen/cooking facilities and washing machines and dryers. On-site gym facilities are included.

+ Q: Is housing included in the program or will I need to pay from my stipend?

A: Housing is provided by Keller Center.

PSIP Israel FAQ

ABOUT PSIP:

+ Q: What's included?

A:

  • 10-week internship placement at a startup company in Tel Aviv
  • Flight stipend (exact amount will be determined Feb 2018)
  • Princeton-sponsored housing in Tel Aviv apartments
  • Keller Center $350/week stipend to subsidize basic cost of living expenses
  • Startup companies also provide a small local transportation and/or meal allowance
  • Keller Center-sponsored day or overnight excursions including transportation to/from Weekly entrepreneurship talks and professional workshops (dinner provided)
  • Israeli medical insurance for duration of PSIP

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

+ Q: Can I apply to both PSIP NYC and PSIP Israel?

A: No, you may apply to either but not both programs. If you have questions, you are encouraged to contact Lilian Tsang about specific startups, the difference between the programs and any other questions that may help you decide which track would be most appropriate for you to apply to.

+ Q: Is there a limit to the number of internships that I can apply to?

A: You may apply to a maximum of 2 internship positions, either in PSIP NYC or PSIP Israel (not both). The reason for the limit is so you can submit your best work for the challenge puzzle that is required with each application.

+ Q: Is a recommendation letter required?

A: Only some startups require faculty recommendation letters. If one is required, it will be indicated on the website under Additional Requirements.

+ Q: If a challenge puzzle requires a code file, how do I upload to GPS when the file type is not accepted?

A: Save your code file in Dropbox or Google Drive. Create a PDF file with a link to your code file location. Upload the PDF file to GPS as your challenge puzzle response.

+ Q: There are challenge puzzles that ask that we take a Hackerrank Test. Do we still need to upload a challenge puzzle file via GPS?

A: Yes! Take the test through Hackerrank but then create a PDF file with a simple statement e.g., “I have submitted my challenge puzzle through Hackerrank”. Upload the PDF to GPS as your challenge puzzle response. Failure to do this will result in your application being incomplete and not submitted to the startup.

+ Q: If a company says to send the challenge puzzle directly to them, do I still need to submit a challenge puzzle via GPS?

A: Yes! Always submit your challenge puzzle via GPS. Failure to do this will result in your application being incomplete and not submitted to the startup.

BEFORE I GO

+ Q: What type of visa will be necessary for travel to Israel?

A: Accepted PSIP students will apply for a B2 Israel Tourist visa. You must visit the Israeli consulate in person to apply. Students have the option of going together to the NYC Consulate as a group (Lior will meet you and accompany you through the process) on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 or may go on their own. Note the Embassy is open only on Mon-Thur 9AM-12noon, closed Fridays). Train fare for the trip is not reimbursable.

LIVING AND WORKING IN TEL AVIV:

+ Q: Do I need to speak Hebrew to participate in PSIP?

A: No, English is spoken and understood in most places, and definitely will be at your internship. However, as a cultural supplement, we are planning to have a few short and optional Hebrew lessons during spring semester for accepted students interested in learning a few useful phrases before they leave for Israel.

+ Q: What will living accommodations be like?

A: The PSIP cohort will be made up of 20+ students. The entire cohort will live in close proximity to each other and to their work locations within apartments in Tel Aviv. Preference is always given to apartment locations within proximity to students' internships, based on market availability.