Princeton Summer Journalism Program

Organization Website


Internship Position

Administrative Support Intern


Maximum Number of Positions



ASAP Pathway

Professional Pathway


Supervising Mentor

Tieisha Tift, Assistant Director for College Access Initiatives, Emma Bloomberg Center for Access & Opportunity


Contact Email Address

[email protected]


Position Description

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program is a year-long journalism and college preparatory program for high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. Participants spend the summer after their junior year learning about the field of journalism and then work with a college counselor on their college applications. The PSJP is in the process of evaluating the impact of our work over the last 20 years and building stronger infrastructure to support the evolution and growth of the program. The Administrative Support Intern will assist the Assistant Director with locating and interviewing alumni to establish an alumni database and assess post-secondary needs; with researching trends and opportunities in related fields to create resource guides for high school students; and with networking with professional journalists, educators, and higher education staff to assist in program planning and coordination.


Skills You Will Need to Begin This Position
  • Ability to Work Well Independently and on Teams
  • Creative and Adept Problem-solving
  • Comfort Soliciting Information from Strangers
  • Demonstrate Empathy, Tact, and Discretion When Handling Sensitive Information
  • Excellent and Professional Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Initiative with Limited Supervision
  • Outstanding Organization
  • Proactive Approach to Work
  • Proficiency with Spreadsheets (Or an Ability to Learn Quickly)
  • Quick Adaptation to an Ever-changing Environment
  • Research Skills
  • Resourcefulness
  • Work Well with Others of Varying Levels of Experience
  • Proficiency with Image and Video Editing Software or Online Design Softwares is a Plus


Skills You Will Develop
  • Data Management and Manipulation
  • Graphic Organization Skills
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Networking
  • Report Building
  • Research
  • Working with Graphs and Charts


Careers Related to This Internship
  • Alumni Success Coordination
  • Career Advising
  • Graduate School
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Project or Program Coordination
  • Research
  • Student Affairs


How to Apply 

Submit the following in a single email to [email protected], using the subject "ASAP Internship Application":

  1. A cover letter
  2. A résumé

You must also complete the ASAP Personal Information Form, and indicate there that you are applying to this internship.

Finalists for this position will be contacted for an interview.