Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP) College Access, Family Engagement, and Data Management Intern

Position Description


The Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP) in the Emma Bloomberg Center for Access & Opportunity is a highly engaged, holistic college preparation and success program that fosters development of students who have been historically marginalized. Our multi-year, tuition-free program prepares participants for admission to, and success within, selective colleges and universities and beyond. Founded in 2001, PUPP selects students from local high schools in the ninth grade to become PUPP Scholars. Scholars participate in three consecutive summer institutes, and engage in year-round academic and cultural programming and events. PUPP provides significant support through college admissions and transition-to-college. PUPP is part of the Center's College Preparation Initiatives (CPI) area. The intern(s) would work with members of the CPI Team to research and develop family workshops to support college-going culture among families for whom their children will be the first to attend college in the United States. Other topics for the workshops might include wellness and mental health, positive help-seeking behaviors, and accessing social services. Another area of focus for the intern(s) might be on developing and designing workshops that support college success for first generation and low-income students, including life/career design and maximizing the college experience. The intern(s) may also work on data gathering and data management structures, policies and procedures. In addition to working with the CPI team, the intern(s) might engage with local social service organizations and college access professionals to learn more about the field and to develop and design curriculum for workshops.


Apply By May 5th 11:59 PM EDT.


Internship Position

College Access, Family Engagement, and Data Management Intern


Maximum Number of Positions



Supervising Mentor

Jason Klugman, Senior Director, College Preparation Initiatives


Skills You Will Need to Begin This Position

  • Analytical and evaluative skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organizational skills, efficiency, and flexibility
  • Computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft products (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite/Drive, email software, internet searching, and other programs
  • Self-starter


Skills You Will Develop

  • Skills in college access family engagement and support
  • Research, writing and program development and design.


Careers Related to This Internship

  • Academia & Scholarly Research
  • College Access and Success Evaluation
  • Qualitative Research



  • Preferably, and advanced college student with experience conducting or supporting qualitative research
  • Interest in educational equity issues, college access and success (mission driven)
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong skills with presentation programs (PowerPoint, Google Slides, etc.) Ability to work independently, be a proactive problem-solver
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team oriented


Materials Needed to Apply

  1. Statement of interest detailing your experience (and/or interest in) college access programs/supports for first generation/lower income students.

  2. Candidates selected as finalists should be available for a brief conversation via Zoom.

Apply By May 5th 11:59 PM EDT.


Contact Information

Should you have questions or concerns about this internship, please reach out to Dr. Jason Klugman.