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Internship Opportunities and Student Research Funding

At the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, students have the opportunity to augment their academic work through summer internships performing research with faculty in the center’s state-of-the-art laboratories, or working with non-profit entities outside Princeton University. Summer funding may also be requested for student-initiated research projects related to the center’s mission.

Undergraduate summer internship opportunities

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) invites Princeton undergraduates (first-years, sophomores, juniors) to apply for paid summer internships related to the center’s mission of finding solutions to secure our energy and environmental future. Funding will be provided for 1) energy-related research projects performed under the direction of faculty, or 2) work at non-profit organizations outside the university. If selected, students receive a $550/week stipend for eight to ten weeks of summer research.

Applications open in SAFE on November 30, 2020. A list of available energy-related research projects for summer 2021 may be found here. Alternatively, a student may self-initiate a project with a faculty member of their choice. Application instructions and a link to the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) can be found here. The final deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2021. Internships may begin on or after May 24, 2021, last 8-10 weeks, and end no later than August 20, 2021.

Summer internships are funded by the Peter B. Lewis Fund for Student Innovation in Energy and the Environment and the Dede T. Bartlett P03 Fund for Student Research in Energy and the Environment.

Projects from past years may be viewed here: 2020, 20192018201720162015201420132012, and 2011.

undergraduate student funding at the andlinger center for energy and the environment

Support for Other Projects and Activities

Due to new guidelines concerning academics, travel, and research, made necessary by the Covid-19 pandemic, our funding opportunities are under review.  Revised opportunities for AY20-21 will be posted in SAFE once the review is complete.

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) welcomes proposals for undergraduate student group and individual projects in areas related to energy and the environment. Applications may be submitted through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) and must include a detailed proposal including travel plans if applicable, a budget, a letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor for the project, names of group leaders (if applying for group funding), and student transcript(s). Proposals should be no more than two pages and clearly identify the applicability to ACEE’s mission of providing solutions to energy- and environment-related challenges. Students from all university departments are welcome to apply.

graduate student funding at the andlinger center for energy and the environment

The Paul A. Maeder ’75 Fund for Innovation in Energy and the Environment

The Paul A. Maeder ’75 Fund for Innovation in Energy and the Environment supports the Maeder Graduate Fellowship in Energy and the Environment. Each year in early February, faculty members nominate the very best post-generals, non-DCE graduate students performing research related to energy and/or the environment as impacted by energy. The student may be enrolled in any Ph.D. program on campus and nominations from departments outside of engineering are encouraged.

The 2021 Maeder Graduate Fellowship recipient is Suong “Su” Nguyen (chemistry).

Past recipients include:

2020  Weitao Shuai (civil and environmental engineering)
2019   Hongshan Guo (architecture) and Evan Zhao (chemical and biological engineering)
2018   Ching-Yao Lai (mechanical and aerospace engineering)
2017   Clark Chen (chemical and biological engineering) and Ryan Edwards (civil and environmental engineering)
2016   Wenkai Liang (mechanical and aerospace engineering)
2015   Janam Jhaveri (electrical engineering) and Jennifer Obligacion (chemistry)
2014   Warren Rieutort-Louis (electrical engineering)
2013   Josephine Elia (chemical and biological engineering)