|Board members at a Class of 1969 Community Service Fund meeting
Princeton Internships in Civic Service Program is a joint endeavor of members of the Classes of 1969, 1970, 1975, and 1977,
along with individuals from 23 other Princeton classes and regional associations including the Princeton Club of Chicago,
the Princeton Club of St. Louise, the Princeton Club of Philadelphia and the Princeton Association of New England. The
Program began as the summer internship program of the Princeton University Class of 1969 Community Service Fund, an organization
formed in 1995 to support community service activity by Princeton students and alumni.
In May 2010, the Community Service Fund entered into a partnership with the Pace
Center for Civic Engagement at the University to support PICS. By partnering with the Pace Center, the program expects
to expand the internship opportunities available for students, while at the same time broadening the outreach to Princeton
alumni with a commitment to civic engagement. The Pace Center will be the gateway through which students will become
part of the PICS program, and all student contact with the program will be through the Pace Center.
PICS provides the opportunity for students to explore potential careers in public service and the non-profit
sector. Princeton students bring their creativity, skills, and energy to their sponsoring non-profit organizations, producing
effective, meaningful work on significant projects of value to the organizations. The internships encompass a wide range of
endeavors in national and international organizations, working in group advocacy, legal services, public policy, the environment,
health and social services, community development, education, and the arts.
Princeton alumni serve as partners
to the student interns. The internship partnering program promotes the development of important and long-lasting connections
between alumni and current and recent undergraduates.
Former and current interns were invited to a reception at
the Class of 1969's 40th Reunion in May, 2009. The slideshow below highlights just a few of the interns who stopped
by during a busy Reunions weekend to reconnect with their mentors as well as with other interns.
The Pace Center for Civic Engagement and the Class of 1969 Community
Service Fund announce a new partnership to support PICS. Click here to read the announcement.
"Of all your contributions to your alma mater, none has been
more widely appreciated than the Class of 1969 Community Service Fund. Since 1996, you have broadened the horizons of more
than 400 interns, advanced the civic mission of more than 150 organizations at home and abroad, and drawn alumni from other
classes to your cause. For this - and for all you have done for Princeton - you have my deepest thanks."
Shirley M. Tilghman
President, Princeton University
This internship really exceeded my expectations.
I was challenged on a daily basis, both working with the kids and taking on tasks for our conference. After
my summer at Umoja, I feel like I have grown as a student, a young professional, and as a person.
I was exposed to people from a world much different than my own and got a glimpse of some of the challenges faced by
urban youth. Jacob Kosior ’10, Umoja Student Development Corp
exceeded my expectations (and they were high to begin with, given previous interns' positive evaluations). It
has been the best summer of my life so far. Throughout the summer, I could hardly believe how lucky I was to have
the opportunity to participate in a high-quality internship in such an amazing part of the country the summer after my freshman
year. Carrie Worcester ’11, City of Santa Fe Arts
I am so glad I had the chance to experience the
rewards of teaching because it has gotten me excited about my upcoming semester of student teaching. It has
strengthened my desire to pursue a career in education and shown me how rewarding such a career can be. Kaitlyn
Golden '10, North Star Academy
Not only does the intern provide much needed assistance, it’s also an incredible
experience for the intern. This internship is the perfect balance of opportunity, challenge, reward, coupled
with access to a unique and vibrant community. More than anything, this experience taught me that community
service has a profound potential to change, to unite, and to instill hope. David Kwasniewski
’08, American Indian Center