Through the generosity of donors, SINSI is able to provide funding for 8- to 10-week summer internships with the federal government each year. Internships are available to Princeton undergraduates from all majors and field of studies as rising sophomores, juniors or seniors.
With support from SINSI, scholars will select and apply to a U.S. government agency in their area of interest. The internships will allow students to have direct experience with a position in public service, either domestically or abroad.
Past internships have included positions at the White House; U.S. Embassies; Departments of Treasury, State, Education, Energy, Justice; the U.S. Agency for International Development and more. The SINSI director will guide each student with their internship selection and their security clearance or background check process. The director will also mentor the scholars during their internships.
SINSI provides funding to cover living expenses for full-time unpaid internships as well as reasonable travel expenses to and from Princeton University and the internship location. Students are required to provide brief mid-term and final reports on their internship responsibilities and experiences. The internship supervisor will be asked to submit a final evaluation report on a form provided by SINSI.