University Career Center

Celebrating 50+ years of DC internships!  The largest & oldest DC summer intern program!


The University Career Center's Public Service Intern Program (PSIP) prepares undergraduate students to obtain summer internships in Washington DC, educates them to build career development skills, connects them with alumni mentors, informs them about career options through speakers panels & employer visits in DC, and supports participants while living in our nation's capitol. The Universtiy Career Center is proud to offer PSIP, the oldest and largest summer intern program in the country!

PSIP engages talented students from any academic department or school to secure internships in policy organizations, congressional support offices, executive offices and agencies, judicial offices, special interest and lobby organizations, non-profits and advocacy groups, think tanks, museums and arts organizations, and print and broadcast media.

This signature University Career Center program works with students throughout the academic year to define what policy area/types of internships to apply to, develop valuable job search skills, build a community with their cohort, and experience life in DC.


Past PSIP participants often report the program is one of their most meaningful experiences at U-M, making lifelong friends and gaining valuable experience while learning from all that a summer in DC has to offer. It has been transformative for many PSIPers, as they got their foot in the door to their career and networked with professionals and U-M alumni working in DC.


2021-22 PSIP:  To express your interest in the program and sign up for email updates, fill out this brief form:


PSIP Video:


Application Closed


MASS MEETINGS - Attend ONE virtually to find out more about PSIP & the Fall application deadline:

Monday, September 13, 2021
6:00pm      Featuring recent PSIP participants & Student Coordinators

Virtual via Zoom:

Thursday, September 16, 2021
7:00pm     Featuring different PSIP alumni & Student Coordinators




The application for the 2021-2022 PSIP cohort opens on Monday, September 13.

The application deadline is Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 11:59pm.                                                     

Interviews will take place M, October 4 and T, October 5 remotely with PSIP alumni and staff.           

Decision Day is Friday, October 8, 2021 with approximately 100 students selected for PSIP.


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