Meet our Interns

2018 Orientation photo

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


Princeton in Africa - Irene Ross '21

Irene Ross '21 developed her professional skills during her time with Princeton in Africa.

Office of Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi '95 - Samantha Shapiro '21

Samantha Shapiro '21 learned about the inner-workings of a congressman's office during her time on Capitol Hill.

B-SAFE/ St. Stephen's Youth Programs - Emily Cheng '21

Emily Cheng '21 deepened her passion for early childhood education through her summer at B-SAFE/St. Stepen's Youth Programs.

American Antiquarian Society - Sadie Van Vraken '19

Sadie Van Vraken '19 worked to increase access to black self-published scholarship at American Antiquarian Society.

By the Hand Club for Kids - Irene Hsu '20

Irene Hsu '20 discovered her passion to serve disadvantaged children and incorporate civic service into her future career.

Children's National Medical Center, Ombudsman - Brandon Dunlevy '21

Brandon Dunlevy '21 explored the factors that influence patient family risk at Children's National Medical Center

City of Homestead - Roberto Hasbun '21

Roberto Hasbun '21 learned about the inner-workings of city government and the importance of citizen involvement.

GlamourGals Foundation Inc. - Amy Ahn '20

Amy Ahn '20 helped inspire student volunteers to end elder isolation by giving seniors beauty makeovers.

LIFT - Sydney Jordan '19

Sydney Jordan '19 developed fundraising strategies in order to garner financial support for LIFT's programs.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Dinosaur Institute - Diana Chao '21

Diana Chao '21 delved deeper into fossil preservation and museum education

Policy Matters Ohio - Kezia Otinkorang '20

Kezia Otinkorang '20 researched the impact of policy on citizens of Cleveland, Ohio.

South Florida Institute on Aging (formerly Impact Broward) - Fritz Hillegas '19

Fritz Hillegas '19 engaged the most pressing issues affecting the South Florida aging population at the SoFIA.