Princeton Startup Immersion Program (PSIP) is an immersive summer program for talented students seeking real-world experience at emerging startups in New York City, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv.

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently evaluating both remote and in-person formats for PSIP New York, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv.  For specific changes and updates, including upcoming webinars and program dates, students will refer to email communications from the program staff.  If you have any questions, please contact Lilian Tsang or Manda Ryan.

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What's Included

  • Work alongside key decision makers on impactful projects

  • Participate in weekly curated entrepreneurship talks where experienced entrepreneurs share real life lessons in an informal setting

  • Enjoy group social activities

  • Stipend: $4,500 for Tel Aviv and Shanghai; $6,000 for New York City

If we are able to resume our normal in-person program, dependent upon the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions currently in place:

  • Enjoy cultural activities such as taking a boat tour around Manhattan, camping overnight on the Great Wall, and exploring the grottoes and caves of Rosh Hanikra 

  • Live as a cohort in Princeton-paid housing within easy commute of your startup company 

  • Meal and commuting allowance from your company for Tel Aviv and Shanghai

  • Round-trip airfare and Visa application for Tel Aviv and Shanghai

Eligibility

  • Princeton University graduate students (with email approval from your faculty advisor in order to apply)
  • Princeton University undergraduate (first year, sophomore and junior) students at the time of application
  • All majors/disciplines are welcome and encouraged to apply
  • Individual listings may have additional company-specific requirements
  • IMPORTANT: You must be an enrolled student at time of internship. If you are on leave from Princeton, we encourage you to apply when you are re-enrolled.

2021 Program Dates

  • Application period: October 23 - December 7, 2020 at 11:59 pm

  • Students invited to interview: January 11, 2021 - January 15, 2021

  • Offers announced by: February 5, 2021

  • Commitment deadline by: February 12, 2021 (within five days of receiving offer)
  • Move in: May 29, 2021 (dependent upon the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions currently in place)
  • Program dates: June 1 - August 6, 2021
  • Move out: August 7, 2021 (dependent upon the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions currently in place)

Note: If internship spots become available after the January selection period, a second round application period will open mid-February.  This second round is not guaranteed to open.

How to Apply

Update: PSIP is currently evaluating both in-person and remote options for 2021.  The final decision on program format will be dependent upon the University guidelines on summer travel and cohort living. Further updates will be posted here and communicated via email from program staff.

Contacts

Lilian Tsang
Associate Director, Outreach and Administration
Manda Ryan
Program Coordinator, eLab and PSIP