ASAP Program Eligibility


Any non-Princeton New Jersey undergraduates who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for ASAP:

  1. Currently enrolled and in good standing in a Bachelors or Associates Degree program at an accredited college or university in the state of New Jersey (other than Princeton University)
  2. In any undergraduate year, with at least one full semester remaining in their course of study after the conclusion of the ASAP Summer Institute in August 2024
  3. Able to engage in an undergraduate research or professional internship experience on their home campus, for course credit or for pay, during the 2024-25 academic year. The academic-year experience does not need to be secured at the time of application to ASAP, though it may be helpful if you are able to identify a prospective faculty or staff mentor on your home campus.
  4. Committed to full-time participation in the ASAP Summer Institute from June 3-July 26, 2024--including a combination of regular workshops, weekly small-group coaching sessions, and daily responsibilities particular to the internship placement

During the period of the 2024 ASAP Summer Institute, students must be able to live in on-campus housing provided by the ASAP program at Princeton University, or commute multiple times per week to Princeton's campus.


In addition, individuals from the following groups are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Alumni of the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP),
  • Alumni of the Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP),
  • Alumni of the Transfer Scholars Initiative (TSI),
  • Current community college students,
  • Students who transferred to Bachelors Degree-granting institutions from community colleges,
  • First-generation college students (no parent who raised you has a Bachelors Degree, though siblings or others in your generation may),
  • Formerly incarcerated students (including members of the Rutgers Mountainview Community),
  • Low-income students,
  • Military veterans,
  • Students from racial or ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in the field of the internship, and
  • Undocumented and DACAmented students.