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

SINSI 2022 Scholars Collage

Scholars in the Nation’s Service During Initiative’s 15th Year

The 2022 SINSI cohorts were selected during the initiative’s 15th year at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA).
Group Photo SINSI old and new

SINSIs Old and New at Fall Welcome Luncheon

(clockwise from front right) Dina Chotrani, Caitlin Quinn, Joe Shipley, Ryan Sung, Rick, Linda, Brandon McNeely, and Aaron Hilton.
Ana Blanco and Joe Shipley

The Daily Princetonian: article from Ana Blanco and Joe Shipley

It’s been over a year since students called on the University to make Election Day a holiday. What happened?

The Power of the SINSI Experience

Nabil Shaikh delivers a compelling speech
cassie rodriguez japan

Cassie Rodriguez Selected As U.S.-Japan Next-Generation Leader

It’s official: Our SINSI Fellow Extraordinaire Casimira Rodriguez has been formally named as a member of the 2022 Cohort of the U.S.-Japan Next-Generation Leaders Initiative!
Emma Treadway

"Gaining 40 pounds and a sense of self" by Emma Treadway '22

Emma Treadway '22 shares a reflection on four years at Princeton and the ‘Prince’.

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 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; Andrea Echikson '80 and Tom A. Bernstein; 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.