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


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.

Isles - Tea Wimer

Tea Wimer worked with Isles, an organization dedicated to fostering healthy living and sustainability in the Trenton community.

Seattle Children's Hospital - Ava Torjani

Ava Torjani participated in research and observed medical procedures at the Seattle Children's Hospital.

Office of State Senator Heather Steans - Imani Thornton

Imani Thornton learned about policy and legislation while interning with State Senator Heather Steans.

Supportive Housing Network NY - Rebecca Sobel

Rebecca Sobel worked with Supportive Housing Network NY, conducting research and analyses, writing blog posts, and learning about housing for the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

Boston Children’s Hospital - Genevieve Medina

Genevieve Medina worked at Bostons Children's hospital, conducting clinical research on tonsil malignancy in pediatric patients and watching surgeries.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Matthew Edelstein

At the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Matthew Edelstein researched and crafted a report on major developments in California’s energy policy and how those trends are affecting California’s electricity markets.

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York - Mary Claire Bartlett

Mary Claire Bartlett was an intern for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. She learned about the inner workings of the legal system from Judge Pollack.

Legal Services of New Jersey - Alexandra Aparicio

As an intern for Legal Services of New Jersey, Alexandra Aparicio helped the organization provide new ways for those in poverty to be connected to legal aid, and positively impact social determinants of health.