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.

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What's Included

All programs

  • Work alongside key decision makers on impactful projects

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

  • Live together with other participants in Princeton-paid housing within easy commute of your startup company

  • Enjoy group social and cultural activities

New York City

  • Live as a cohort within the heart of New York City in University-sponsored housing
  • Attend weekly entrepreneurship talks given by experienced leaders. Past speakers have included:
    • Danny Crichton, early-stage VC investor at Charles River Ventures
    • Sage Wohns, Co-Founder and CEO of Agolo
    • Marissa Alden, Co-Founder and CEO of Sawyer
    • Jacqueline Loeb, Co-Founder and CEO of Scouted
    • Nnamdi Okike, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at 645 Ventures
  • Enjoy cultural and social activities including walk on the High Line, explore the lower east side, take a boat tour around Manhattan and more!
  • $5,000 stipend

Shanghai

  • Live as a cohort in the Xu Hui District in central Shanghai in University-sponsored housing
  • Attend weekly entrepreneurship talks given by experienced leaders. Past speakers have included:
    • James Mi, Founding Partner, Lightspeed China Partners
    • Tao Zhang, Founder and CEO of Dianping
    • James Liang, Founder and CEO of cTrip
    • David Ye, Co-Founder and CEO of Rong360
    • Huipu Li, Project Manager, ADream Foundation
  • Enjoy overnight trip to Beijing where you’ll camp on the Great Wall, admire the natural scenery and history of Hangzhou and visit headquarters of Alibaba, largest e-commerce company in China, hone your bargaining skills on Nanjing Road, explore the Yu Garden, scale the Oriental Pearl, cruise along the Huangpu River on an evening boat ride with Shanghai-based Princeton alumni, weekly Chinese language lessons and more!
  • $4,500 stipend
  • Meal and commuting allowance from companies
  • Round-trip airfare and visa application

Tel Aviv

  • Live as a cohort in central Tel Aviv in University-sponsored housing
  • Attend weekly entrepreneurship talks given by experienced leaders. Past speakers have included:
    • Omri Sitner, Academic Partnerships and Business Development Manager of Monday.com
    • Dror Shimoni, Co-Founder and CTO of Honeybook
    • Yariv Lotan, Head of Strategic Sector Development, Startup Nation Central
    • Ilay England, CEO of Trellis
    • Alon Metrikin-Gold, Head of Customer Success of Mobile ODT
  • Enjoy overnight trips to Tiberias and Sea of Galilee and to the Negev Desert, embark on day trips to historic Jerusalem, and explore the grottoes and caves of Rosh Hanikra, hone your bargaining skills in Jaffa Gate, find the best places for hummus and shawarma and more!
  • $4,500 stipend
  • Meal and commuting allowance from companies
  • Round-trip airfare and visa application

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.

2020 Program Dates

New York City

  • Application period: November 4 - December 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm

  • Students are invited to interview: December 16, 2019 - January 14, 2020

  • Offers announced by: January 21, 2020

    • Internships must be committed to within 5 days of receipt of offer

  • Move in: May 30, 2020
  • Internship dates: June 1 - August 7, 2020
  • Move out: August 8, 2020

Shanghai

  • Application period: November 4 - December 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm

  • Students are invited to interview: December 16, 2019 - January 14, 2020

  • Offers announced: by January 21, 2019

    • Internships must be committed to within 5 days of receipt of offer

  • Move in: May 31, 2020
  • Orientation week: June 1 - June 7, 2020
  • Internship dates: June 8 - August 7, 2020
  • Move out: August 8, 2020

Tel Aviv

  • Application period: November 4 - December 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm

  • Students are invited to interview: December 16, 2019 - January 14, 2020

  • Offers announced: by January 21, 2019

    • Internships must be committed to within 5 days of receipt of offer

  • Move in: May 31, 2020
  • Orientation week: June 1 - June 6, 2020
  • Internship dates: June 7 - August 6, 2020
  • Move out: August 9, 2020

How to Apply

Applications for Summer 2020 will be accepted from November 4 through December 1, 2019 (11:59pm).

Contacts

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