Summer Internships

Internships in education (InEdu) supported by LENS.

Application Deadline May 1, 2023

The Princeton University Program in Teacher Preparation (Teacher Prep) sponsors Internships in Education (InEdu), which are fully-funded internships in partnership with LENS on education-related experiences in Mercer County and with Teacher Prep. Teacher Prep and InEdu is dedicated to supporting members of our community who choose to serve humanity through education. Students who participate in the InEdu program will engage in hands-on experiences related to professional learning opportunities with P-12 teachers, curriculum design and implementation in public and private schools, or working with P-12 youth in various educational programs. We encourage students who are committed to the following to apply of the InEdu: 

  • Social progress through educational opportunity and equity;
  • Collaboration with partners and the communities we serve; and
  • Inquiry and reflective practice.

Current internships with Teacher Prep are listed below and are open to all Princeton University students both inside and outside of the Teacher Prep certificate program.

QUEST 2023 Summer Internship

This five-week Internship in Education (InEdu) program offers students the opportunity to work directly with P-12 teachers as well as Princeton University faculty and staff in STEM-related fields. Students will participate in hands-on experiences supporting the QUEST program administered by the Program in Teacher Preparation.

Duration: 5 weeks

Location: Remote possibility for 2 weeks. In-person Princeton, NJ (3 weeks)

  • Breakdown of Duration & Location:
    • 5 full-time weeks during summer 
      • 1 full-time week during the end of June (June 19th - June 23rd)
      • 3 full-time weeks during July & August (in-person required) (July 17th- 28th; August 14th- 18th) 
      • 1 full-time week in August (in-person or remote) (August 21st-25th) 

Skills needed:

  • Ability to organize and set up digital materials, hands-on lab equipment, and meals.
  • Support with data collection, analysis, and summarizing program evaluation effectively.
  • Project management- email and phone communication, development of project materials, record keeping, coordinated support with catering, etc.
  • Background in sciences preferred, but not required. Interest in science education and adult learning is a bonus.

Benefits of Internship:

  • Students will learn about cutting edge research from faculty, professional development design and implementation for K-12 Science Teachers from lead teachers and teacher prep staff.
  • Gain important communication, project management, and time management skills.
  • Contribute towards the advancement of professional learning for teachers in NJ through broader impact led by University faculty. 
  • Speak with teachers in local communities to learn about the neighboring areas of Princeton.  


Accepted applicants are encouraged to apply for funding through LENS-funded grant programs, such as the Summer Social Impact Internship (SSII) Fund


Applications can be submitted directly to Dr. Jessica Monaghan, Assistant Director of STEM, beginning Monday, February 20, 2023 until Monday, May 1, 2023.

Partial applications will not be reviewed until they are completed.

Students must submit the following items as part of their application:

  1. A one-two page resume
  2. A cover letter outlining your interest in the internship and strengths you will bring to the program
  3. Two references (one academic, one non-academic) who would be able to speak to your candidacy for this internship program