About the ASAP Program

A Cohort Program with Practical Internship Experience

Aspiring Scholars and Professionals (ASAP) is an initiative in the Emma Bloomberg Center for Access & Opportunity at Princeton University, designed to introduce students to careers in higher education. The ASAP program provides undergraduates from New Jersey colleges and universities with a full-time, eight-week paid summer experience conducting undergraduate research with one of Princeton’s research groups or participating in a professional internship on Princeton University's campus. Recognizing the unique power of meaning-making that humanistic skills bring to bear on issues of access and opportunity, ASAP offers research experiences and career preparation in the humanities, qualitative/humanistic social sciences, communications, and education. The Summer Institute includes professional development and research methods workshops designed to support students in their daily work and prepare them for their professional lives after college.