Interfaith Summer Internship Program (ISIP)
The Interfaith Summer Internship Program (ISIP) is a new initiative, whose three-part mission is to train Princeton students in interfaith organizing through a hands-on summer internship in New York City, to partner with organizations that focus on underserved communities, and to develop greater public awareness about the role that interfaith can play in fostering an otherwise secular civil society. The students and their internships are at the center of this program, but their work intentionally connects communities or constituencies of secular organizations, grassroots religious leaders, and scholars. Students will have individual internships with different host organizations, and will also work and learn collectively through a weeklong intensive program about religion and civic life, their own academic inquiry into the social role of religion, regular-peer group meetings. As a pilot program ISIP understands its work as exploratory, with the hope of both revising and expanding the program if it is deemed successful.