Aspiring Scholars and Professionals (ASAP) is a cohort program at Princeton’s Emma Bloomberg Center for Access & Opportunity, designed to introduce undergraduates from other New Jersey colleges and universities to higher education careers in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. The program begins with a nine-week summer institute on the campus of Princeton University. During that time, students participate in professional development and research methods workshops, and are paired with a Princeton faculty or staff member for a research or professional internship. Unlike other summer internship programs, ASAP aims to help connect students with faculty or staff members on their home campuses, for academic-year research or professional internships. Periodic programming at Princeton, throughout the academic year following the summer, seeks to bring together ASAP interns, their home campus mentors, and Princeton summer mentors to inspire cross-institutional connections.
ASAP Program Features and Benefits
Recognizing the unique power of meaning-making that humanistic skills bring to bear on issues of access and opportunity, ASAP offers research experience and career preparation in the humanities and qualitative/humanistic social sciences. The nine-week paid Summer Institute includes professional development and research methods workshops designed to support students in their daily internship work and prepare them for professional lives after college while compensating their time and efforts.
Role of Home-Campus Mentors
A central aim of the ASAP program is to encourage cross-institutional faculty and staff relationships, through collaborative mentoring of undergraduate researchers and interns. Princeton faculty and staff members can propose summer research or professional internship projects for ASAP students and expand their networks with colleagues on those students’ home campuses. Faculty and staff members at ASAP students’ home institutions can serve as academic-year research or professional internship mentors and build a special connection with Princeton.
ASAP 2023 Applications
The application period for Summer 2023 is now open, please review the application materials and apply today!
ASAP Summer Internships
Summer internships at Princeton through the ASAP program fall into 5 categories:
- Academic Humanities & Social Science Research
- Access, Belonging, Community, Diversity & Equity
- Data & Assessment
- Communications & Journalism
- Marketing & Research
Learn more about summer internship opportunities available on all the pathways.
Aspiring Scholars and Professionals (ASAP) is a cohort program at Princeton’s Emma Bloomberg Center for Access & Opportunity, designed to introduce undergraduates from other New Jersey colleges and universities to higher education careers in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. This…
Two Bloomfield College students have gone to Princeton University this summer to participate in the 2022 Aspiring Scholars and Professionals program. The nine-week, paid, summer institute will run June 6 to Aug. 5, and provide professional development and research methods workshops designed to support students in their daily internship work and prepare them for their professional lives after college.
"This summer, three Princeton undergraduate interns—Iliyah Coles ’22 (ENG), Priyanka Aiyer ’23 (ENG), Sam Himmelfarb ’23 (ENG)—and one Rutgers undergraduate intern, Robert Chiossi, worked with the Shakespeare and Company Project. Robert was an Aspiring Scholars and Professionals Scholar, which is a new summer program for college…