2019 Guggenheim Internship Application

Before You Start

Visit here to learn about each organization that Guggenheim is partnering with this summer. Read organization and internship descriptions.
If you would like to read evaluations from past interns, please set up a time to meet with Kira.

Application Requirements


This application form is to be used for the following internship program:
Guggenheim Internships in Criminal Justice

1. Please go to the Guggenheim Internships in Criminal Justice website to learn more about the details and requirements of the program and to read the specific internship descriptions. 

2. You may apply for up to TWO (2) Guggenheim Internships in Criminal Justice opportunities. You must submit a separate personal statement for each internship for which you are applying.

3. All Guggenheim opportunities are open to enrolled Barnard, Columbia, and Princeton students in good standing. Seniors are not eligible to apply. 

4. If you close the application before clicking SUBMIT at the bottom of the page, your entries will not be saved. Please be prepared to complete the application, including uploading your personal statements and resume. We recommend reading through the entire application so that you can record and prepare all the required documents in advance.

5. After you've clicked SUBMIT at the bottom of the application to submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation that we have received it.

Please direct any questions to Kira O'Brien at Kirao@princeton.edu.

Application Components

A completed application consists of the following elements:

An online Guggenheim internship application 

personal statement for each organization, a minimum of 500 words in length. See Personal Statements section below for specific prompts. 

one-page resume that includes a clear outline of your education, work history, public service experience (on and off campus) and relevant skills. Career Services has many resources to aid with writing resumes.

You must be enrolled at Barnard, Columbia, or Princeton university during the spring semester in order to be eligible for placement in a Guggenheim summer internship.

Applicant Information

Graduating Seniors are not eligible for Guggenheim Internships.

Confidential Information

The following information will not be shared with any third parties, including internship organizations.  It is for internal use only.
Applicants must be enrolled at their university during the spring semester in order to be eligible for an internship.  If you are not enrolled, we will not be able to accept your application.
Please be aware that as most Guggenheim interns become employees of the sponsor organizations, students must be legally able to work in the United States.
Information from other offices at the applicant's university, e.g. residential colleges, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, or others, may be requested as part of the application review process to ensure that all students can have a safe and productive experience. Decisions on individual applications are made on a case by case basis.

Optional Information

The following items are optional for you to complete. No information you provide in this section will be used in a discriminatory manner. The responses allow us to better track and manage our Guggenheim applicant pool.  The information received is not shared with our sponsor organizations and has no impact on intern placement decisions.

Academic Background

If you have not declared your major, please fill in your intended major. If no Certificate(s) and/or Honor(s)/Award(s), please fill in N/A.


Please provide the name and contact information for two references (no peer or family references) who could be contacted if necessary.  Common references include professors,  lecturers, on-campus employers, coaches, former employers, or high school teachers.  We would prefer that one reference be from a university faculty or staff member, including preceptors and coaches.  

References may be contacted by University staff and/or internship organization staff.


Please upload a one-page resume that includes a clear outline of your education, work history, public service experience (on and off-campus) and relevant skills.

We cannot make any changes to the resume after submission, so please be sure that the information is correct and complete.

You must name your resume as follows: LastName_FirstName_Resume. For example: Smith_Mary_Resume.doc Do not label it "Guggenheim" or "Pace" or "My Resume". We have many Guggenheim applicants, and we need to be able to distinguish your resume from others so that the organizations can easily read all resumes.
Please make sure that your resume is saved as a PDF.

Instructions for Selecting Organizations

For each internship to which you are applying, write a personal statement addressing the points indicated below. Each personal statement should be unique to the placement; generic statements are not as appealing to the sponsor organizations. 

We cannot make any changes to the application after submission, so please be sure that the information is correct and complete. 

Each personal statement should address the following:
1) Why do you want to spend the summer working at a non-profit agency, focusing on criminal justice?
2) Why you want to work in this field of criminal justice and with this organization? Explain your understanding of the issues that this organization addresses.
3) How have your academic studies, work and personal experiences prepared you for this organization?
4) What do you hope to gain from this internship experience and what do you hope to contribute to this organization?

You must name your personal statement as follows: LastName_FirstName_Statement1 (for Guggenheim Organization 1) LastName_FirstName_Statement2 (for Guggenheim Organization 2). For example: Smith_Mary_Statement1.pdf Do not label it "Guggenheim" or "Pace" or "Personal Statement". 
Please note: If you are applying for multiple internship positions within a single organization selection, be sure to submit all personal statements for that organization in ONE document, with clearly marked sections for each different internship placement to which you are applying within that organization.
Please make sure that your resume is saved as a PDF.

Guggenheim Internship Selection

Please select the Guggenheim organizations to which you are applying. You may apply to up to two Guggenheim organizations. Guggenheim internships are not open to seniors.
Want to find out more about Guggenheim organizations? Go here to see organization and internship descriptions.
Before you upload your personal statement, don't forget to save your document as a PDF and under the following format:

Guggenheim Organization 1

Before you upload your personal statement, don't forget to save your document as a PDF and under the following format:
Guggenheim Organization 2

Internship Application Agreement

In applying for a summer internship(s), I agree to the following: *
Privacy Policy: For the purpose of applying to an organization, I hereby consent to the release/disclosure of the information and documents that I am providing with this application, including but not limited to my resume and personal statement and other personal information, to the organizations that I have selected above. Information contained in the sections entitled "Confidential Information" and "Optional Information" will be kept confidential and will not be released to the organization or any other third parties.
Nondiscrimination Statement: In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal, state, and local laws, Princeton University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status in any phase of its employment process, in any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. The vice provost for institutional equity and diversity is the individual designated by the University to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX, Section 504 and other equal opportunity and affirmative action regulations and laws. Questions or concerns regarding Title IX, Section 504 or other aspects of Princeton's equal opportunity or affirmative action programs should be directed to the Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, Princeton University, 205 Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 or (609) 258-6110.

Thank You For Applying

If you have any questions about this online application, please contact Kira O'Brien at Kirao@princeton.edu .
Clicking SUBMIT will submit your application. Be sure that you have fully completed the application before clicking SUBMIT. 

You are only allowed to submit one application form.

The system may slow down due to high volume on the application deadline. Please be prepared to experience delays. We recomend that you submit your application early.