Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) is an alumni-founded program with the John H. Pace, Jr. '39 Center for Civic Engagement that provides Princeton undergraduates paid summer internships in nonprofit organizations. As PICS interns, students engage in meaningful service opportunities, serve with community partner organizations in the U.S., connect academic lessons to real-world problems, and develop leadership skills.

The PICS Model

PICS joined the University through the Pace Center for Civic Engagement in 2019. It was founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1996 by Princeton University alumni from the Class of 1969 at their 25th reunion. 

PICS is a transformative experience that thrives at the intersection of students, community, and alumni. Students benefit from immersive summer internship opportunities in collaboration with community partners serving on the front lines of healthcare, education, the environment, and more. Alumni partners guide students as they grow from these professional experiences and introduce students to the Princeton alumni network. Many PICS students, community partners, and alumni form relationships that extend years beyond the initial internship experience.

Explore Internships

Explore PICS summer internship opportunities through Princeton University's Global Programs System (GPS). All PICS internships begin with prefix of "pics," so start under 'simple search" by entering "pics" to see all PICS offerings. NOTE: for help navigating your search, see this GPS Student Navigation Guide.


Emily Sharples
Class of 1969 Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) Program Director
Rosemarie Holton
Princeton Internships in Civic Service Program Coordinator