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Summer 2024 Internship Opportunities

summer internships

Energy-related research opportunities with faculty members, as well as with non-profit and government organizations, are listed below. Alternatively, a student may self-initiate an energy-related project with a faculty member of their choice.

  • Applications open on November 20, 2023. Students should apply for an Andlinger Center summer internship in the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE). Application instructions can be found below.
  • Princeton first-years, sophomores, and juniors in good academic and judicial standing may apply for up to two Andlinger Center summer internship opportunities.
  • Students on a leave of absence for the 2023-2024 academic year are not eligible to apply for summer 2024 internships.
  • The final deadline for submitting applications is January 8, 2024.
  • Selected students receive a stipend of $600/week, plus a research-related or travel-related award, if applicable.
  • Questions? Contact Moira Selinka at

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.

Internships with Faculty

  • This project seeks a capable software engineering intern to apply computer science, machine learning, and AI to build tools that can bridge theoretical net-zero scenarios with real-world infrastructure deployment characteristics. Working with experienced engineers and harvesting real-world datasets, this role will develop algorithms and models to reflect investment decision behaviors, infrastructure development and construction sequences, and cross-sector dependencies. The research aims to provide climate policy and investment planning tools for government and industry. Ultimately it has the potential to impact decision-making that today directs hundreds of billions of dollars and guides the US decarbonization pathway!

    Your work will be part of a larger research project at the Andlinger Center with funding from Princeton University, Clean Air Task Force, Deloitte, and Google. Primary supervisor name and title: Associate Research Scholar Dominic Davis

    Background desired: Software engineering skills are essential, and exposure to machine learning and artificial intelligence is highly beneficial.
    Duration: 9 weeks, full-time 35-40 hours/week (June 3 to August 2, 2024)
    Location: In-person, on campus
    Application Materials: include a resume, cover letter, and informal, electronic transcript with your application in SAFE.

Internships with Non-profit and Government Organizations

application instructions

Applications must be submitted via SAFE.
Activity Type: Undergraduate Internships
Period: Summer Break
Opportunity: Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Undergraduate Summer Internships

  1. For internships with faculty members chosen from the list of available projects, include with the application: a copy of your transcript and a copy of your resume/CV. Though it is not required, we recommend contacting the faculty member whose internship you plan to apply for to let them know you are interested and find out additional details about the project. 
  2. For self-initiated, internships with faculty members, include with the application: a project description of no more than two pages, a note from the faculty member who has agreed to supervise your project, a budget for project materials if needed, a copy of your transcript and a copy of your resume/CV. Indicate whether the project will be worked on in person or remotely.
  3. For internships with non-profit organizations, include with the application: a copy of your transcript and a copy of your resume/CV.  If the internship is located outside of Princeton, include your anticipated travel expenses in the budget section. Applications for internships with these non-profits and government agencies are reviewed by the host organization in addition to Princeton faculty and program coordinators in order to determine the most suitable candidates for each position. The host organization may contact the student to arrange a telephone or Zoom interview. **Please carefully review the application requirements–some of these opportunities also require a cover letter and/or writing sample.**

Important things to note about the SAFE application form:

  • In the Budget section, put $1.00 if you do not have travel expenses or project materials to include. The stipend is a set amount meant to help cover your summer living expenses, so there is no need to estimate your summer lodging or food costs, but the form cannot be submitted without a dollar amount.
  • In the “Project Details” section, under “Internship Title” put the specific title of the internship for which you are applying.
  • Be sure to complete the “Undergraduate Internships Questions” section. If a “Supervisor of Internship” is not listed in the internship description on our site, you do not need to fill this out.

Check that your application is submitted and locked before the January 8, 2024 final deadline. Incomplete and/or draft applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact Moira Selinka, Program Manager, Education and Outreach, at