The Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative (SINSI)

SINSI Fall 2020 Open House

SINSI Fall 2020 Open House

Thanks to all who attended OPEN HOUSE I! Couldn't make it or still have questions, join OPEN HOUSE II on Thursday, October 1 at 7pm est. Click on title to RSVP
SINSI 2018 Scholars

SINSI 2018 Scholars

Pre-COVID, the ‘18 *22 cohort used to meet up on Thursday evenings for happy hour or dinner. Nowadays, "SINSI Thursdays" happen on Zoom, remaining a highlight of our week!
SINSI 2020 Celebrating New Cohorts

Honoring SINSI Class of 2020

Preview a few enriching opportunities SINSI has to offer, as we reflect and praise our talented members during the SINSI Virtual Graduation Event.
Krystal Cohen

Krystal Cohen - 2020 SINSI Intern Cohort

Krystal Cohen, SOC ’21. A member of the 2020 SINSI Intern Cohort, worked remotely with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
SINSI interns: Claire Wayner, Jason Bateman, Michaela Daniel, Krystal Cohen, Nikhita Salgame, and Matthew Grossman

SINSI Winter 2020 Intern Scholars

Bright and ambitious SINSIs join for a photo after attending the Grad/Intern Lunch.
Rockies Hike

2017 SINSI Graduate Scholars in Colorado

Sometimes life is a race to the top; other times it is an idyllic hike with inspiring company. The SINSI class of 2021 enjoyed a scenic long weekend in Colorado

The need for talented and committed public servants is great. The challenges we face at home and abroad require a new generation of policy innovators with excellent analytical skills, a deep understanding of substantive policy issues, and a wealth of experience.

The goal of SINSI is to set outstanding individuals on the path toward public service careers in the U.S. government, focusing on both domestic policy and international affairs, through academic training that is integrated with work experience in federal agencies.

We are committed to preparing the very best to take on current and future challenges and achieve positive change through creative policy.

Careers in the federal government are not for everyone. There are many fields and career choices that allow the opportunity to affect policy; working for the federal government provides the opportunity to make policy.

For those committed to public service — those who wish to make a difference, to shape fundamental policy direction and change — the federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for smart, dedicated, and highly motivated young people.

Special Thanks

The following alumni serve as members of the Dean’s Advisory Group for Scholars in the Nation’s Service: Cara Abercrombie MPA '03; Hady A. Amr MPA ’94; John P. Bellinger III ’82; Robert D. Brenner ’75, MPA ’77; Kevin Gover ’78; Cindy Huang MPA '02; Anthony Marcus MPA '87; Timothy Reif ’80, MPA/JD ’85; Dr. Jeffrey Richter; Lara Robillard MPA '01; Steven Simon MPA '83; Peggy Twohig MPA/JD '83; Darci Vetter MPA '20; and Kemba Eneas Walden MPA ’96.

The Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative is made possible through the generous support of: The Robertson Fund; The David K.E. Bruce ’19 Scholars Fund; The Brooks Emeny ’24 Trust; Tom A. and Andrea E. Bernstein ’80; Frank Carlucci ’52; W. Hodding Carter III ’57; The Elkes Foundation; Frederick P. Hitz ’61; Gilbert Omenn ’61 and Martha Darling MPA ’70; Michael Morandi MPA ’83; Elizabeth T. and Jeffrey M. Peek ‘69; Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin ’61; and anonymous donors.


Anthony Jack and Cecilia Rouse Inclusive Teaching at Princeton

Wed, Sep 30, 2020, 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

This event will be broadcast via Zoom and registration is required.

Location: Virtual

Fall Open House II

Thu, Oct 1, 2020, 7:00 pm

Thanks to all who attended OPEN HOUSE I last night!

Discussion with Robert Gersony

Mon, Oct 5, 2020, 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Robert Gersony is America’s premier conflict crisis field researcher, having worked in dozens of war and refugee places.  From