Prospective PSIP Students

Thinking about applying to the University Career Center's Public Service Intern Program (PSIP)?

Here's what you need to know:

PSIP is a competitive program. Each year, more applicants apply than are admitted. We are looking for students willing to make a firm commitment to obtaining a public service internship in Washington DC or Lansing, MI by attending meetings, completing assignments, participating in office hours, researching internships, gaining career & job search skills, and building community with fellow PSIPers in both Ann Arbor and DC.

The application process contains two parts:

First, a written application is collected.

Second, applications are reviewed by staff and interview decisions are made. Applicants selected to interview will engage in interviews at the University Career Center with PSIP alums.

In both aspects of the application process, we are looking for demonstrated interest in public service and a commitment to obtaining an internship, a willingness to follow instructions, a desire to be part of the PSIP community, and enthusiasm for PSIP. 

We are looking for students who will be exceptional interns – dedicated workers committed to positive actions, want to apply their academic knowledge to their internship, and positively represent the University and PSIP in DC or Lansing.

For More Information:

PSIP Staff will be at FestiFall to answer questions. 

PSIP Video:

2023-24 PSIP Interest Form:  To express your interest in the program and sign up for email updates, fill out this brief form: