Princeton Internships in Civic Service


Thank You to all who made 2017 a great PICS internship summer!
Henry Barmeier"I was a PICS intern in the summer of 2007 with an investigative journalism nonprofit in DC called the Center for Public Integrity. That summer was one of the most important formative experiences I had through my time at Princeton, and remains a big reason why I still find myself in the nonprofit sector today (I've been with the nonprofit consulting firm Bridgespan for about 3.5 years).

— Henry Barmeier, 2010



PICS was established by Princeton University Alumni in the belief that community service is essential to the welfare of society and inspired by the rich tradition of Princeton and Princetonians "in the Nation's Service and in the Service of All Nations."


What interns are saying about PICS:

“I was not expecting to leave with such a sense of fulfillment and attachment to the organization itself. The Chief Nursing Officer assured [us] that our research would not end here but would cause changes to be implemented in the hospital due to our work. Throughout the internship I was treated with respect and was so honored to work with leaders who were passionate about improving hospital operations and believed that I could play a role in that. The experience has given an in depth look into both nursing and medicine. It has completely confirmed my desire to work in the healthcare industry. This was my goal going in. I now feel strongly that I want to do pediatrics.”

—Ellen Roop ’17