PNI's Summer Internship Program (SIP) is for highly motivated non-Princeton undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in neuroscience or a related field. While this internship program is only open to visiting undergraduates, current Princeton undergraduates can apply for an internship in a PNI lab and are welcome to join in the programming and events of SIP. PNI provides education and hands-on research experience for interns to collaborate closely with students and faculty at PNI on original research projects and gain invaluable first-hand experience on what it is like to be a neuroscientist.Non-Princeton undergraduate applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, per the requirements of our NSF funding. Applications are accepted through the Leadership Alliance-SR-EIP portal, which opens November 1, 2023. Current Princeton undergraduates can apply to join a PNI lab as a summer intern via the SAFE portal. Program Details Our program will span 9 weeks: June 3 – August 2, 2024. Move in date will be Sunday June 2, 2024. Each student is placed in a world-class research laboratory – headed by a faculty member – and carries out an original research project. Students are thoughtfully matched to labs based on their research interests as indicated in their application form, recommendation letters, and personal statement. Careful consideration is taken of each applicant’s overall experience, academic background, and objectives. Lab assignments are emailed to program participants in mid-February. Summer interns participate in group educational activities, including: Weekly foundational overview lectures from PNI faculty Summer courses in Python and Matlab Lab meetings with the researchers with whom they will work Journal club reading groups Special forums on topics such as career advice and graduate school application preparation End-of-summer poster session Attend Leadership Alliance National Symposium Attend Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting The Summer Internship Program offers: Competitive stipend Travel costs to and from Princeton Housing on campus Meal plan Travel costs to attend the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Apply Read more about the Application Process Apply Now Program Contacts Non-Princeton UndergraduatesGabby Xu Princeton UndergraduatesAdrian Cupid Who Should Apply? PNI welcomes and encourages applications from all undergraduate students including those who identify themselves as belonging to groups that have been historically underrepresented among researchers in the sciences. Non-Princeton Undergraduates Princeton University is a member of the Leadership Alliance and non Princeton applicants are asked to apply to the Program through the Leadership Alliance-SR-EIP portal and select Princeton as one of their three site choices. The Leadership Alliance is a consortium of academic institutions that encourage diversity and work to prepare young scholars from underrepresented and underserved populations for graduate training and are not exclusionary on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The Leadership Alliance application portal opens November 1, 2023. Current undergraduates who have a strong passion for scientific research and are seriously considering graduate studies in neuroscience. Future researchers whose participation will add to the diversity of researchers in the sciences, or who are from institutions that do not have large research programs. Visiting student applicants must be current undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Princeton Undergraduates Princeton students should create an application in SAFE and search for funding opportunities there. Princeton students are encouraged to participate in the Summer Internship Program (SIP) activities. FAQs How can I learn more about the PNI faculty and their research, to help decide which labs most interest me? In your application form, we ask you to specify 3 or 4 PNI labs in which you would most prefer to work. You can learn more about our faculty and their research by exploring the PNI website. A number of faculty in Psychology also accept summer interns, including Prof. Casey Lew-Williams in the Princeton Baby Lab. Please note that not all of the faculty listed on this page will be participating in the program this year; only those listed in the application form will be valid choices. As a non-Princeton undergraduate, which platform do I apply through, SAFE or Leadership Alliance? Apply through Leadership Alliance portal please. How can I find out if my application is complete? Please log in to the online application page of Leadership Alliance to check the status of your application. If all required sections are checked off, your application is complete. When will I be informed about the status of my application? All visiting student applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee's decision by email by mid-March/April.