Explore IT Careers through OIT Internships

OIT is excited to offer a Summer Internship program to undergraduate and graduate students. With eight major departments, we are offering students the opportunity to explore and gain professional experience in a variety of technical and administrative roles.

Roles previously offered as part of the internship program include:  

  • Cloud Application Developer
  • Data Warehousing Associate
  • Organizational Effectiveness Associate 
  • Process Improvement Associate
  • Research Software Engineer 
  • Service Management Business Analyst Associate
  • Security Training and Outreach Associate 
  • User Experience Design Associate 
  • Web UX/UI Design Associate

Note:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will not be hosting a summer 2020 program. Please check back for more information about upcoming internship opportunities and application deadlines.

About the Program

OIT's Summer Internship Program offers full-time work for nine weeks in the summer from early June through late July. In addition to the experiences that each of our internship roles offers, interns will also learn about IT careers across the organization through speaker engagements, lunch-time talks with OIT professionals, and field trips to visit various technology teams and centers on campus.


The OIT Summer Internship Program is intended for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any accredited university or college. 

Note:  Interns must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to work for 36.25 hours per week. 

Program Schedule

The OIT Summer Internship Program runs from early June through late July. 

Interns work full-time Monday through Friday, and 36.25 hours per week. Standard working hours are 8:30am-4:30pm, unless specified otherwise in the internship job description. 

All interns must be available to work the entire nine-week period of the program.


Interns are paid $15 to $20 per hour. The actual rate will be based on the internship and the intern's experience. 

How to Apply

Students apply online for internship positions through the University’s Careers site at careers.princeton.edu.  OIT internship positions are indicated with the label, 'Summer Intern,' in the title. 

    Application Requirements

    Applications and related support materials will be accepted from early January through mid-February, after which positions will be closed to further application. As part of the application, students are asked to submit the following supporting documentation:

    • cover letter
    • resume (or CV)
    • academic transcript

    • two letters of recommendation

    Note:  All application materials and supporting documentation must be submitted in order for an internship offer to be extended.

    Cover Letter, Resume, and Transcripts

    Supporting documentation (cover letter, resume, and academic transcript) is entered or uploaded as part of the application process and becomes a part of your applicant profile. 

    Cover letters are entered into a text field in the online application. In your cover letter, be sure to describe your specific interest in the internship position, including:

    • academic and life experiences that prepare you for this position
    • how the specific OIT internship relates to your larger educational or career goals 

    Resumes and transcripts are uploaded as 'Other Documents' during the application process.

    Letters of Recommendation

    As part of the application requirement, we are requesting two letters of recommendation. At least one of these letters should be from a professor or instructor who is familiar with your academic work and can speak specifically about your qualifications. Letters of recommendation should not come from direct family members. 

    Letters of recommendation are due by March 1 and should be sent directly from the letter writer to the internship program email account at OIT-internships@princeton.edu. Letters received after March 1 will not be considered.

    Intern Selection Process

    Hiring teams will review applications and related support materials, and invite advancing applicants to interview for positions in February and March. Applicants chosen for internship positions will be contacted with an offer no later than early April.