PNI has two routes for summer research internships: (1) the PNI Summer Internship Program (SIP), for non-Princeton undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in neuroscience or a related field; and (2) Research internships in PNI labs for Princeton NEU undergraduates. Through both routes, 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.

Summer internships span 9 weeks: June 3 – August 2, 2024. 

To apply for a PNI Summer Research Internships:

Non-Princeton Undergraduates: Summer Internship Program (SIP)

  • Princeton University is a member of the Leadership Alliance and requests applicants 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 will be open November 1, 2023 and close on February 1, 2024. The current application period has closed. 

Princeton Undergraduates

  • To apply to be a summer intern at PNI, please complete and submit the following information through the SAFE application portal by March 22, 2024:
    • The application form within the online system. In your application form, we ask you to specify 3 or 4 PNI labs in which you would most prefer to work. 
    • A personal statement: In your personal statement, please briefly describe your academic background, research interests, career goals, reasons for applying to the program, and how your participation in the program may assist in attaining your future ambitions. Please limit your statement to 750 words.
    • Transcript(s) of all undergraduate courses and grades, including the fall semester (submitted online). Transcripts should be sent as a .pdf, .doc, .docx, .jpg, or .html file. Please do not mail a hard copy of your transcript.
    • Two letters of recommendation will be automatically requested from faculty members you enter as references 


Non-Princeton Student Deadline
February 1, 2024

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Princeton Student Deadline
March 22, 2024

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