The Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) is designed to encourage, support and prepare the nation’s top students to pursue careers in the U.S. government, both in international and domestic agencies. SINSI offers an internship program to Princeton sophomores and juniors and a graduate program to Princeton seniors and MPA1 students. Admitted interns will work with the program directors to find a 8-10 week internship the following summer in a SINSI-funded federal government internship. The graduate program includes the 2 year MPA program and between the first and second year, a SINSI funded 2-year fellowship at a federal government agency.
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SINSI scholars will receive a housing and living stipend as well as travel to and from the internship or fellowship site. The MPA program provides a full stipend for tuition and living expenses.
The fellowship provides scholars with the core competencies gained during the MPA1 that enhance both their competitiveness for placements and their ability to successfully manage professional-level government work. For those interested in SINSI, please apply at https://sinsi.princeton.edu/internship-program/how-apply or https://sinsi.princeton.edu/graduate-program/how-apply. Open House will be scheduled in early October. Flyers will be posted.