University Career Center


The largest & oldest DC summer intern program!

Over 3,000 U-M Alumni have been participants in PSIP!

Supports students to gain experience in the public sector!

STUDENTS - DC Dreaming? 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 capital. The Universtiy Career Center is proud to offer PSIP, the oldest and largest summer intern program in the country! See next page for application details and deadlines.

SELECTIVE PROGRAM - 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. The program offers support throughout your internship search process and connects studetns with employers in public service.

ALUMNI - 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.

PSIP SCHOLARSHIP - PSIP Alumni launched the PSIP Scholarship to celebrate the program's 50th Anniversary and assist studetns to gain experience in DC.  Through the University Career Center, students in PSIP who have financial need and land unpaid internships can apply for PSIP Scholarship funding.  Scholarship funding is contingent on registering for a 1 credit hour class during Summer term. Students will accept their internship and then start the scholarship process by registering for class and working one-on-one with PSIP staff to determine Scholarship eligibility.