Princeton Internships in Civic Service

About PICS

PICS provides the opportunity for students to explore potential careers in public service and the non-profit sector. Princeton students bring their creativity, skills, and energy to their sponsoring non-profit organizations, producing effective, meaningful work on significant projects of value to the organizations. The internships encompass a wide range of endeavors in national and international organizations, working in group advocacy, legal services, public policy, the environment, health and social services, community development, education, and the arts. Princeton alumni serve as partners to the student interns. The internship partnering program promotes the development of important and long-lasting connections between alumni and current and recent undergraduates.

PICS Mission

To develop and support, through active alumni involvement, paid summer internships for Princeton undergraduates in civic service that positively affect the public interest and the students themselves.

PICS Vision Statement

To enable the PICS program to serve more Princeton students, exposing them to the rewards and challenges of a career in the non-profit sector, and promoting a continuing commitment to support a non-profit organization of their choice while pursuing another career.

Just the Facts

✔ 8-10 week paid nonprofit internships are available to Princeton University undergraduates

Since 1996, we have placed over

800 interns


565 different internships


172 organizations

for which

86 classmates

or spouses of classmates
have served as mentors or board members.

In addition, we have provided seed grants to 6 organizations:

  • Engineers Without Borders (Princeton Chapter)
  • Princeton in Africa
  • Princeton in Asia (Southeast Asia Program)
  • Princeton in Latin America
  • Princeton University Class of 1995 Summer Service Fund
  • Princeton University Summer Journalism Program