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Undergraduate Summer Internship and Student Organization-held Events

The Bobst Center provides limited research support for especially promising internships on topics related to peace and justice. Eligibility is limited to juniors in the Princeton University Department of Politics. The Senior Thesis Funding Application can be obtained through the Dean of the College website. Gayle Brodsky (, Undergraduate Program Administrator in the Department of Politics administers this program. The Bobst director participates in the selection process, but the Bobst Center does not consider individual applications unless they are referred through the regular politics department selection process. Please pay attention to deadlines and guidelines. Those who win Bobst support will be asked to provide a short statement about how they used the support.

Examples of internships the Bobst Center has supported include summer jobs with peace-related programs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies or the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C.; the Department of State; conflict resolution NGOs; and human rights organizations overseas.

In rare instances, the Bobst Center may provide small grants to Princeton undergraduates for important projects related to the work of the Center. As a general rule, it does not support travel to meetings, although it may do so if a student is presenting a paper that contains original research and has considerable merit.

No student may receive Bobst Center funding more than twice during his or her academic career.


Co-Sponsorship of Student Events

The Bobst Center may occasionally contribute funding to help Princeton University student organizations cover the costs of outside speakers, colloquia or research on questions related to peace and justice. Please provide a short proposal that briefly describes the activity and its relationship to peace and justice, explains the significance of the work, indicates other sponsors and provides a detailed budget. Proposals should be submitted to with the subject line Student Group Funding Request.

Those who win Bobst support will be asked to include the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice as a sponsor on any promotional materials for the event and provide a written statement about how they used the center’s resources and about what they accomplished.