PICS internships promote a thoughtful civic service experience that allows students to also explore meaningful experiential learning opportunities. Many PICS interns have found their internships have influenced their career goals and learning paths. Former interns have left Princeton to work for their nonprofits, start their own nonprofits, become alumni partners, and have sourced internships where they serve on the board.
My PICS internships were one of the highlights of my time at Princeton. They allowed me to take the skills I had acquired through my studies and apply them in trying to help solve the problems that non-profits face. It was incredibly rewarding for me to see the real-world application and importance of the things I was studying and learning.
—Shirley Wu, Class of 2015
Shirley Wu, a former PICS intern at the PU Summer Journalism Program and New York Public Library , graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2015 and was a member of the PICS Student Advisory Council (SAC).