Meet our Interns

PICS interns, from as early as their freshman summers, work in 8-10 week paid summer internships at nonprofit organizations.  The internships span across the United States and abroad.  Their work exposes them to cutting edge research, the challenges of climate change and energy policy, advocacy on behalf of the poor or marginalized, the struggle to maintain arts and cultural organizations,  bridging the educational achievement gaps, civic service on the city, state, and federal level, environmental sustainability, and global health.  PICS interns come from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of academic interests but are united in their desire to contribute to society and go forth from Princeton to lead and to serve.

I got to see first-hand a lot of the problems facing people who don’t always get much attention — the poor, the disabled and the undocumented. For me, there’s nothing more satisfying than knowing your actions contributed to aiding someone in their time of need. I am a sociology major and I’ve really grown as a thinker and a doer by combining sociology lessons with my internship experience.
— Xiaonan April Hu, Class of 2014


WLRN - Alison Light

Alison Light learned the ins and outs of radio reporting with WLRN.

USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station - Mim Ra Aslaoui & Kiley Coates

Mim Ra and Kiley explored environmental issues with the USDA Forest Service team.

Umoja Student Development Corporation - Jasmeene Burton

Jasmeene had an incredible experience helping to prepare students for college and beyond.

Children's Scholarship Fund - Simone Downs

Simone Downs worked in marketing and communications for Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia.

Isles, Inc. - Sandy Ra

Sandy Ra served the Trenton community with Isles, Inc.

Legacies of War - Jade Williams

Jade Williams '18 worked with Legacies of War to help raise awareness about the secret war raged against Laos during the Vietnam War.

Community LIFT - Dee-Dee Huang

Dee-Dee Huang '20 worked with Community LIFT to develop anti-gentrification policy proposals.

YingHua International School - Katie Zhou

YingHua International School — located in Kingston, NJ — is a PS-8 school that specializes in a full immersive Mandarin-English education.

Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc. - Charlotte Reynders

Charlotte Reynders '19 participated in a variety of interdisciplinary projects at Jumpstart, a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.

Every Hand Joined - Kyle Lang

Kyle Lang worked with Every Hand Joined, a nationwide network of communities that seeks to allow every child the opportunity to thrive, from cradle to career.

Children’s National Health System - Jonah Donnenfield

Jonah Donnenfield performed statistical analysis on error data regarding upper spinal care in the trauma bay at Children’s National.

Quebec-Labrador Foundation - Aleksandra Cvetković

At the Quebec-Labrador Foundation, Aleksandra Cvetkovic learned about and worked on projects related to conservation and ecology.