Dear Community Partners, Alumni Donors, and Alumni Mentors:

We are excited to offer this 2023 Annual Report to you as a supporter of Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS). We thank you for your dedication to our program, and invite you to read about the impact PICS had this year, and how you can become part of the difference PICS internships make to Princeton students’ experience here and beyond their time at Princeton.

With Tiger cheers,

Jennifer Daniels '93

Jennifer Daniels '93 S92 h79 h02 P24 P26, PICS Friends Group, Executive Committee Chair

Emily Sharples, PICS Program Director

Emily Sharples, Class of 1969 PICS Program Director

Rose Holton, PICS Program Coordinator

Rose Holton, PICS Program Coordinator

Year in Review

During the summer of 2023, PICS continued to grow, hosting our largest cohort of students (222), Community Partners (over 170), and Alumni Mentors (over 190). Because PICS grew so much this year, and is expected to continue growing to meet the student demand for service internships, we implemented a number of new initiatives to meet this growth. We worked to bring the PICS community together by offering multiple opportunities for all stakeholders to gather (in person and virtually) and learn from each other. 

With the base weekly stipend continuing at $600 per week, the Pace Center was able to implement a cost of living adjustment of an additional $150 per week for students working in person or on a hybrid basis in certain cities (including New York, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles). Additionally, we were able to provide financial assistance for travel to students working outside the Northeastern Corridor. All of this financial assistance was made possible by our involvement with the University initiative Learning and Education Through Service (LENS), an initiative which ensures access to summer internship opportunities. 

As we look toward summer 2024, with a stated goal of filling 250 internships, we will continue to foster the relationships we have, especially with our engaged alumni community, and are excited about the idea of bringing on even more wonderful Alumni Mentors and Community Partners. 

"As a result of my PICS internship and service experience, I am aware of the various routes to obtain justice, informed about federal legislation and legal practices, and better equipped to practice advocacy work."

- Tope Alowonle, Class of 2025, National Network to End Domestic Violence

A theme of Community and Connection

Beginning even before the summer started, the PICS team worked to provide opportunities for connection as often as possible.

Starting with “Dinner and Donuts” in the spring, based on the region where they were interning, PICS interns were invited to the Pace Center lounge to meet each other over dinner and donuts. These events served as a starting point of connection for students living and working in the same geographic locations for the summer. Following these PICS-specific events, we held our annual Pace Center Summer Service Internships Orientations, one in person and one virtually, with the intention of providing a break from classes, as well as a chance to think about their goals and fears for the summer, and voice any challenges students felt they might encounter. 

In April, we held our inaugural Community Partner Orientation session, hearing from supervisors with longtime partners Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice and CATCH Global Foundation. Over 65 of our organizations attended this initial offering, including many new Community Partners who used the hour to ask questions and learn more about the Princeton students who would be working with them.

Following on the heels of successful orientations for students and Community Partners, an Alumni Mentor Orientation was held in May, and we heard from seasoned Alumni Mentors, Friends of PICS Executive Committee member Brett Dakin '98 and Molly Fisch-Friedman '16, with recent graduate and Friends of PICS Executive Committee member Rosie Arbittier '20 offering comments on her experience as a PICS mentee.

Once the summer began, office Hours were held virtually every Tuesday, with the sessions alternating between students, Community Partners, and Alumni Mentors. These hours were very popular among both Community Partners and Alumni Mentors, and will be continued for summer 2024.

An emphasis on wellbeing

With the addition of a commitment to supporting the mental and physical wellbeing of students, faculty and staff to its Mission Statement, Princeton has clearly identified wellbeing as a priority. In support of this, PICS, along with the other Pace Center internship programs, worked diligently to create a culture of wellbeing and support. Each Wednesday throughout the summer, we held hour-long workshops for all students participating in a Pace Center-sponsored service internships, alternating between guest speakers and practical skills. Practical skill topics included: 

  • Self and community care, 
  • Resumes, networking and informational interviews, 
  • Analyzing root causes of social issues, and
  • Putting your values into action

The guest speakers we featured, Een Jabriel, Dr. Timothy Eatman, Natalie Tung '18, and Professor Udi Ofer, joined us to augment these practical skills. Their areas of expertise include criminal justice reform, working alongside community partners ethically, and social change advocacy. 

In conjunction with the summer programming, we continued the practice of check-in points with the students, and encouraging conversation and connection with other interns in their region. 

By the Numbers

Remote and hybrid offerings remain options for PICS students, though in person still ranks as the most popular choice for both students and Community Partners. For summer 2023, we saw the trend of a decrease in remote positions continue, with the expectation of remote options being a permanent fixture persisting.

The flexibility remote positions provide aids both Community Partners and students; our goal is to ensure that remote options provide the same quality and support for students as the in-person and hybrid options.

Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) Over the Years 2021 2022 2023
Format      
Remote 140 45 31
Hybrid 11 78 94
In-person 37 86 97
Total Internships 188 209 222

Student Demographics and Interests

Class Year

PICS opportunities are offered to rising second-, third-, and fourth-year students; what does that breakdown look like over time?

A bar chart of class year breakdown over time

From this chart, we can see the appeal of a PICS opportunity remains quite high for rising second- and third-year students, with a consistent number of rising fourth-year students participating each summer. The period of growth we expect, thanks to additional funding and access from the University, will allow us the opportunity to reach even more students, and add wonderful experiences to our number.

Sector and Job Function interests

As PICS expands its offerings in order to meet both student and Community Partner needs and demands, to do so strategically will be paramount to the continued success of the program. With enhanced data to analyze, we have concrete information about the popularity of both sector and job function; over the next few summers, we will continue to monitor these trends to be sure our growth is on track. The charts below detail sector and job function breakdowns.

Note: These charts reflect the students who completed internships for summer 2023, not the overall number of students who applied to PICS throughout any of the three rounds.

A pie chart of PICS opportunities by sector

 

A pie chart of PICS opportunities by job function

Over the next few summers, we hope to tease out even more information about student interest, as well as use this data to inform which sectors and job functions we would like to attract to host interns.

Our Donors

John Abbotts '69
James Alley, II '69
Robert Andre '69
Raymond Arsenault '69
Dr. John Assini '69
Robert Axelrod '69 and Christy Wise
Timothy Barner '69
Tracie Bell, Jr. '69
Katherine Bellin '02
Seth Berman '92
William Benjamin '69
Richard Benson '69
Dr. Ralph E. Binder '70
Dickson Boenning '69
George Boggs '69
Richard Bott '69
Richard Brach '69
Marc Brahaney '77 *86
John Brown, Jr. '69
Roger Browning '69
Robert Buechner '69
Dr. John Carter '69
J. William '69 and Anne S. Charrier h69
Ronald Chin '69
Donald Cowles '69
Sanford and Susan Criner
Jennifer '93 S92 h79 h02 and Keith Daniels '92 S93
Deborah Danker '75
Brian Danielewicz '02
Bruce DeBolt '69
Robert Durkee '69
J. William Earle '69
Diane Ebenreiter W69
Bruce Eckman '69
Dr. Martin Eichelberger '67
J. Randall Evans '69
Dr. Evan S. Fieldston '98
Silas Foot, III '69
Claus Frank '69
Edward Frank '69
Charles Freyer '69
Kathleen Coyle Gaffney W69
Harold Gardner, Jr. '69
Michael Gehret '69
Dr. David Gilbert '69

Dr. Thorsteinn Gislason '69
John Goodman '69
James Gregoire '69
P. Michael Gummeson '78  
Paul '70 & Heather Haaga h70 P03 P05
Constance Noonan Hadley '92
Dr. John Hanks '69
William Hardy '69
James Hartling '69
Donald Hazen '69
William Hill '69
John Hockenberry '69
Dr. Nicholas Hoff '69
Peter Hooper, III '69
Earle Irwin '69
Dr. James Kalpaxis '69
Jeffrey Kaplan '69
Dr. Lawrence Kegeles, '69
Dr. Stephen Kennedy '69
Jennifer and Timothy Kingston '87
Richard '69 and Christine Kitto
Earl Kivett '69
James Koloski '69
Scott Kruse '69
James Kuzmick '69
Sidney Lapidus '59
Harold Leslie, III '69
Eve Lesser '77
Daijing Lin '11
Stephen Lindo '69
J. Theodore Linhart '69
Joseph Marshall, Jr. '69
Jeffrey Marston '69
Roderick Matheson, III '69
Thomas McChesney '69
Dr. Michael McCrory '69
Suzanne McSorley '77
Paul Mendis '69
Kenneth Mertz '69
John Meyer, III '69
Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers '69
David Miller '69
Marc Miller '69
Lawrence Mills '69
Christopher Milton '69

Allan and Vivian Moore P20
Lawrence Morris, III '69
Dr. Robert Myerson '69
Stuart Nierenberg '69
Jesse Oki '69
Maartje Oldenburg '95
William Pape '69
Jeffrey Peek '69
Thomas Pirelli '69
Douglas Prudden, '69
Charles Ragan '69
Robert Raymar '69
Cleveland Rea, Jr. '69
Richard Rein '69
Dr. Richard Ress '69
Bruce Rosenberg '69
Morton Rosenfeld '69
Robert Saner, II '69
Jeri Schaefer h69
Professor Martin Scharlemann '69
Roger Schmenner '69
Jennifer Edelstein Scott '09
Dr. Douglas Seaton '69
Jane Cummins Shidler '96
Paul Singer '58
Elizabeth Sittenfeld W69
Clyn Smith, III '69
Hayden Smith, Jr. '69
Martin Smith '69
David Spencer '69
Lynne Delanty Spencer '75
Rabbi George Stern '69
Allan Stitzer '69
Alexander D. Stuart '72
Frederick and Angela Sutkiewicz F69
Lauren McKenna Surzyn '07
Thomas Tarantino '69
Bob Thompson '69
G. Martin Wagner '69
David Waud '69
Theodore Webber '69
Steven Weed '69
Joan Markiewicz Weidner W69
Wayne Wilson '69
Robert Wolk '91
Lawren Wu '92

We are additionally so grateful for the support of the following Princeton Clubs, Classes, and programs:

  • Dr. Ralph Binder ‘70 and Barbara Binder S70 through the Binder Service Internship Fund
  • Charles C Freyer '69 and Judith D. Freyer through the Freyer Service Internship Fund
  • FFR/Princeton BTGALA
  • Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC
  • Princeton Classes of '63, '67, '69, '72, '75, '77, '92, and ‘12
  • Princeton Club of Chicago
  • Princeton Club of Southwest Florida
  • Princeton School of Public and International Affairs - History & the Practice of Diplomacy Program
  • Princeton University Center for Health & Wellbeing Global Health Policy Program
  • Princeton University Learning and Education Through Service (LENS)
  • Princeton University Service Focus Program
  • Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service
  • Yung Bong Lim ‘87 and Peggy Lim S87 through the Y.B. & P.M. Lim ‘87 PICS Fund

"I did not feel like a subordinate while working at Compass. I was actively encouraged to contribute as if I were a full-time employee and not just an intern, which was incredibly empowering. Because of the environment and support, I legitimately feel like I was able to do meaningful and impactful work for the organization."

- Braiden Aaronson, Class of 2025, Compass Pro Bono

Our Alumni Mentors

The Alumni Mentor experience makes PICS a unique and indelible experience. 2023 was a record breaking year for Alumni Mentors, and we’re excited to welcome even more alumni into the fold over the next few years. Thank you so much to our alumni partners, who worked so hard to support our students this summer!

Jackie Alexander '84
Scott Alvarez '77
James An '08
Ndidi Anekwe '21
Rosie Arbittier '20
Tyler Ashman '21
Robert Axelrod '69
Richard Bagger '82
Michael Balaoing '89
Robert Basile '15
Peter Baugher '70
Cameron Bell '16
Kate Bellin '02
Will Benjamin '69
Aoife Bennett '20
Dr. Rachel Bernard '04
Dr. Ralph Binder '70
Matt Błażejewski '17
Gordon Bonnyman '69
Tim Bowden '04
Marc Brahaney '77 GS '86
Janaya Bruce '21
Dr. Richard Bruno '02
Jim Buck '81
Stephanie Burset '09
Nicole Businelli '13
George Bustin '70
Heather Butts '94
Rosalind Calvin '84
Lawrence Chang '14
Bill Charrier '69
Tiffany Chen '20
Felicia Chiu '06
Sarah Cho '18
CeCe Coffey '15
Dr. Peter Cohen '70
Dr. Laurie Collins '96
Gilbert Collins GS '99
Gray Collins '21
Dorene Cornwell '85
Jacqueline Cremos '14
Dr. Michael Cunningham '77
Brett Dakin '98
Peter Daneker '95
Jennifer Daniels '93
Debbie Danker '75
Susan Danoff '75
Kaja Darien '21
Major General Andrew Davis '70
Dr. Andrew Dayton '72
Maximo De La Cruz '20
Shantayanan Devarajan '75
Ryndy Ditmars  '87
Liza Douglas '02
Dr. Shawn Du '14
Gabriel Duguay '22
Dr. Martin Eichelberger '67
Ogochukwu Ekwuabu '05
Gaby Escalante '18
Randy Evans '69
Tatiana Evans '18
Robert Fairweather '75
Robert Falk '85
Oluseyi Fasoranti '18
Lisa Favaro '79

Judge Alan Fine '79
Dr. Craig Finlayson '98
Molly Fisch-Friedman '16
Claus Frank '69
Chuck Freyer '69
Anne Gauthier '77
Robert Gifford '01
Jacqui Gifford '02
Joel Goldstein '75
Ann Gong '10
Sarah Good '87
Bruce Goodman '75
Hayley Gorenberg '87
John Granholm '92
Debby Greenberg '87
Dr. Dave Gullen '70
Mike Gummeson '78
Paul Haaga '70
Connie Hadley '92
Frances Han '95
Aaron Harber '75
Michael Hays '70
Colton Hess '18
Rayleen Hu '20
Anna Huang '07
Yu-Sung Huang '12
Conor Hussey GS '22
Kyonnw Isaac '17
Millet Israeli '92
Linda Jenkins '82
Christie Jiang '17
Alex Joel '85
Janice Johnston '92
Robert Kasdin '80
Dr. Robert Kauffmann '70
Delaney Kerkhof '18
Rob Khoury '90
Stephen Kim S92
Rick Kitto '69
Kristin Koernig '04
MK Krueger '18
Katie Kuga Wenner '04
Shobhit Kumar '18
Victoria Lang '13
Anthony Lee '92
Dr. Ira Leeds '06
Eve Lesser '77
Grace Li '14
Yung Bong Lim '87
Maxine Lipeles '75
Robert Loveman '69
John Lowry '84
Richard Ma '22
Benny Mah '82
Alice Maiden '19
Laura Makin '20
Dr. Lauren Marlowe  '04
Suzanne Martin GS '74
Jack Marzulli '12
Lucas Mazzotti '17
Jim McDonald '70
Dr. John McPherson '94
Sue McSorley '77
Wendy McWeeny '92 GS '98
Tonya Miles '82

Jethro Miller '92
Christopher '69 and Catherine Milton S69 P98
Molly Muir '20
Dr. Phil Murphy '75
Bill Neidig '70
Nora Niazian '17
David Nocenti '80
Richard Ober '65
Jay Parikh '12
Marquis Parker '92
Dr. Ivona Percec '95
Renee Perez '91
Erik Peters '22
Judge Cheryl Pollak '75
Colleen Poynton '09
Joanna Pritchett '02
Regi Quartey '21
Clyde Rankin '72
Bob Raymar '69
Rob Reifsnyder '75
Kathryn Reimann '79
Dr. Ronald Riner '70
Dr. Cassie Root '00
Howie Rosen '80
Jessica Rosenbaum '12
Mia Rosini '21
Irene Ross '20
Natalia Roszkowska '20
Linda Sackey '02
Sarah Samis   '09
Abdiel Santiago '16
Richard Schimel '75
Rebecca Schnell '18
Maureen Scott '75
Victoria Scott '18
Don Seitz '79
Rob Shea '91
Rebecca Shmoys '13
Eddie Skolnick '12
Rebecca Sobel '19
Bruce Sokler '71
Rachel Stein '90
George Stern '69
Mary Strother Sullivan '90
Jane Sul '20
Theo Tamayo '19
Diana Tang '21
Dr. Sarah Tantillo '87
Addison (Tad) Thompson '70
Frank Trinity '85
Courtney Tseng '21
Cynthia Vance '80
Dr. Anu Vedantham GS '94
Rob Waring '75
Dana Weinstein '12
Jenna Weinstein '14
Julianne Whittaker '17
Briana Wilkins '12
Dr. Jordan Winter '97
Dr. Peter Wolanin '94
Rob Wolk '91
Julianna Wright '17
Shirley Wu '15
Caton Yang '20
Jason Yau '04
Jenny Zhao '19

Our Community Partners

Thank you to our amazing Community Partners who helped make this summer so enriching!

"Working with PICS is a pleasure. The process is seamless, and they send us such incredibly talented candidates to choose from. Welcoming in our new PICS intern each summer is always a highlight of the year."

- Dan Maloney, Boston Health Care for the Homeless

  • 92NY Unterberg Poetry Center
  • Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc
  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Arm In Arm
  • Aspen Institute Science & Society Program
  • Aspiritech NFP
  • Association for Community Affiliated Plans
  • Association to Benefit Children
  • Atlas Assistance Dogs
  • B-SAFE/St. Stephen's Youth Programs
  • Baker Industries
  • Ballet Theatre Foundation
  • BBB National Programs
  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Benetech
  • Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County
  • Blue Star Families
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless
  • Boston Scores
  • Bottom Line
  • Break a Difference
  • Breakthrough Miami
  • Brooklyn Defender Services
  • Bulamu Healthcare International Inc.
  • By The Hand Club for Kids
  • CASA of Los Angeles
  • CATCH Global Foundation
  • Cedars Sinai Kerlan Jobe Institute Santa Monica
  • Center For Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services
  • Center for Innovation - American Bar Association
  • Center for Supportive Schools
  • Chicago Children's Museum
  • Chief Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak, Eastern District of New York
  • Child Mind Institute
  • Children's Defense Fund
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - HIV-Related Topics
  • Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, MIRACLA lab
  • Children's National Health System (10 interns!)
  • Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia
  • Compass Pro Bono
  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida
  • Conservatorship Reform Project
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
  • Correctional Association of NY
  • Council for Court Excellence
  • Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution & Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces
  • Direct Relief
  • DREAM
  • elevateHER
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit
  • Emma's Torch
  • Epiphany School
  • Facing History and Ourselves
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Office of Electric Reliability
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Office of Energy Market Regulation
  • Field Museum
  • Girls With Impact, Inc.
  • GlamourGals Foundation, Inc.
  • Golden Apple Foundation
  • Graham Windham
  • Groundwork Bridgeport
  • Historic Annapolis, Inc.
  • Holocaust Museum LA
  • HomeWorks Trenton
  • Housing Initiatives of Princeton
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Hyde Park Art Center
  • Institute for Citizens and Scholars
  • Investigative Reporting Workshop
  • Jay Heritage Center
  • Jumpstart for Young Children
  • KIPP DC
  • Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Lawyers for Children
  • Legacies of War
  • Legal Services of New Jersey
  • Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
  • Mabel Center for Immigrant Justice
  • Make the Road New Jersey
  • Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Montefiore Medical Center (7 interns!)
  • My Connect Community
  • My Friend's Place
  • Nantucket Historical Association
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National LGBTQ Task Force
  • National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Dinosaur Institute
  • New Hope Housing, Inc.
  • New Jersey Governor's Office of Constituent Relations
  • New Jersey Governor’s Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • New Jersey Governor’s Policy Office
  • New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
  • New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
  • New York Legal Assistance Group
  • New Yorkers For Children
  • New-York Historical Society
  • Newark Community Solutions
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (7 interns!)
  • Office of U.S. Representative Andy Kim (NJ-03)
  • Office of U.S. Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12)
  • Office of U.S. Representative Haley Stevens (MI-11)
  • Office of U.S. Representative Ken Buck '81 (CO-04)
  • Office of U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11)
  • Office of U.S. Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi '95 (IL-08)
  • Office of U.S. Representative Terri Sewell  '86 (AL-7)
  • Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN)
  • Office of U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD)
  • Office of U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT)
  • Office of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (NJ)
  • Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)
  • Operation Smile International
  • Partnership for Public Service
  • Policy Matters Ohio
  • Poverty & Race Research Action Council
  • Princeton AlumniCorps
  • Princeton in Africa
  • Princeton Summer Journalism Program
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Prosperity Now
  • RAISEfashion
  • Reinvent Stockton Foundation
  • Row New York
  • Sharing Sacred Spaces, Inc.
  • Smile Train
  • Southern California Public Radio (KPCC/LAist)
  • Special Olympics International
  • Springboard Collaborative
  • StoryCorps
  • Supportive Housing Network of NY
  • Tenant Law Center
  • Tennessee Justice Center
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • The Humane Society of the United States
  • The Impact Center
  • The Resource Foundation
  • The SEED Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service, Southern Research Station
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources and Environment
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Justice/ENRD/EES
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Enterprise Information Programs
  • Understanding Our Differences
  • Union Settlement Association
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Vera Institute of Justice
  • Veterans Campaign
  • Waukegan to College
  • Wellness in the Schools
  • Western Connecticut Council of Governments
  • Yale Medicine Colon & Rectal Surgery

PICS Leadership

As an official Princeton University Program, PICS is housed in the John H. Pace Jr. '39 Center for Civic Engagement. PICS is directed by Class of 1969 PICS Program Director Emily Sharples, and managed by PICS Program Coordinator Rose Holton. PICS is supported by its Friends Group, which consists of more than 2,500 members, and is steered by the Executive Committee:

Chair

Jennifer Daniels ‘93

Vice Chair

Yung Bong Lim ‘87 (Operations)

Secretary

Vivian Moore P20

Treasurer

Chuck Freyer '69

Communications Subcommittee Chair

Kate Bellin '02

Engagement Subcommittee Chair

Rob Wolk '91

Membership Co-Chairs

Debbie Danker '75 and Ryndy Ditmars '87

Operations Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Dr. Ralph Binder '70 and Yung Bong Lim '87

Programming Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Rob Falk '85 and Brett Dakin '98

Additional Members

Rosie Arbittier ‘20, Bob Axelrod '69, Dina Brewer ‘88, Professor Miguel Centeno, Bill Charrier ‘69, Dr. Marty Eichelberger '67, Dr. Evan Fieldston '98, Angie Freeland ‘11, Hayley Gorenberg ‘87, Paul Haaga '70, Raquiba Huq '13, Professor Stanley Katz, Delaney Kerkhof '18, Stephen Kim S92, Rick Kitto '69, Seva Kramer h69, Eve Lesser ‘77, Bob Loveman ‘69, Suzanne McSorley '77, Ana Pranger ‘22, Bob Raymar '69, Jeri Schaefer h69, Leonard Schaeffer '69, Emily Sharples (ex-officio), Morgan Smith '21, Mary Strother Sullivan '90, Catherine Toppin ‘02, Duncan Van Dusen ‘92

Looking Ahead

Our goal for summer 2024 is to match 250 amazing young Tigers, working our way towards 300. We will continue offering remote opportunities, with a focus on ensuring these opportunities offer as beneficial an experience as in person. 

We expect to continue to see strong student interest in medical service and government community partners, and hope to see an uptick in community partners in the technology and infosec sectors.. With a record number of internship offerings, we are confident more student interests will be met, with increased accessibility for all interested students. 

The Pace Center and the University continue to signal their strong commitment to service is integral to a Princeton student’s education, and PICS is proud to lead the way with civic service internship opportunities. We are excited that gifts to PICS will continue to support so many Princeton undergraduates in internships that provide them with real-world learning and a professional experience to respond directly to community needs. We rely on generous Princeton alumni and friends so that all Princeton students have an equal opportunity to benefit from the program, regardless of financial aid status or family circumstances. Your gifts to PICS are so appreciated, and they ensure that we can continue to offer these transformative experiences to students and community partners alike.

How You Can Help

Whether you’re a student, Community Partner, or Princeton alumnus, we would be honored and delighted to have you partner with PICS to celebrate and share what we can make possible.

  • Students can apply to PICS internships each fall.
    • Current students who have done a PICS internship can serve on the Student Advisory Committee, as well as speak about their internship experience with interested students. If you would like to serve as an ambassador in this way, please contact Program Director Emily Sharples to learn how!
  • Community Partners can apply to host a Princeton student each summer.
  • Alumni have a variety of opportunities for getting involved throughout the year. As a Princeton alumnus, you can:
    • Support an internship by funding a paid summer civic service experience for Princeton undergraduate
    • Serve as an alumni partner by mentoring a student during their summer internship
    • Suggest an internship by connecting us to nonprofit organizations interested in hosting an intern
    • Serve as a regional volunteer by helping to connect interns with resources and events

"Our PICS interns are highly motivated, positive contributors with strong communication and technical skills. Golden Apple has enjoyed hosting these young professionals who demonstrate a genuine desire to make a difference in communities of-need. We are grateful to PICS for their ongoing partnership in our efforts to be part of a material solution to the teacher shortage crisis in Illinois, New Mexico, and beyond."

- Neal Grimes, Golden Apple Foundation

In Closing

We are so grateful for the help we receive to make PICS the impactful program that it is. The entire PICS team is filled with gratitude for the time, gifts, commitment to students, and commitment to the University you made this year. The impact of your support resounds across generations and touches so many lives, perhaps best expressed in the words of our students.

Truly, thank you for being a part of the PICS community as we all grow and learn through service together.