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March 8, 2024

Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative: 2024 STEM Research Internships

We are pleased to announce that applications for PTI's Summer 2024 STEM Research Internships are now open! Have you considered a major or career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field? Summer research internships can be great places to explore new topics, learn new skills, and build your academic network. Since 2017, PTI has partnered with Princeton faculty to offer intensive paid summer internships for justice-impacted undergraduate students interested in exploring one or more STEM fields.

This summer, we are offering two STEM internship opportunities to undergraduates from two- and four-year institutions:

  1. Coding Foundations of Research is designed for undergraduates excited to increase their familiarity with computers and includes intensive training in computer literacy and coding. Students will apply their new coding skills to analyze scientific data and learn about computer-based research in a variety of STEM and social science fields. Direct questions to Chris Etienne, PTI's Student Engagement Coordinator, at
  2. Computational Biology Research: Gateway to STEM helps students gain research experience in computational biology, learn the principles of scientific thinking, and understand research scholarship. Each student will work with a faculty mentor and their associated research group. Direct questions to Dr. Bridgett vonHoldt, Associate Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, at

Both internships are 9 weeks long (June 3-August 2, 2024) and require full-time participation. Interns will receive a stipend of $600 per week, on-campus housing and meals (or additional funds to defray off-campus housing and transportation costs), and ongoing support through community groups and social events. Interns have free access to Princeton University's considerable library, computing resources, gym, and other resources. The deadline to apply is March 8, 2024!

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Read about our Summer 2023 STEM interns!

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