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