State Department Internship Application is Now Open
Oct. 12, 2023

The Student Internship Program is now offering paid internship opportunities. It is intended to expand global opportunities for students from all backgrounds who are pursuing post-secondary degrees. All our compensated internships provide opportunities to gain experience and insight into the business of diplomacy as our employees work to…

SINSI 2023 Graduation Slide Show
May 30, 2023

The 2023 SINSI Graduation Slide Show

Rick Barton and Kit Lunney Retirement Announcement
March 27, 2023

Dear SPIA community,

It is with mixed emotions that I announce Frederick (Rick) Barton and Kathryn (Kit) Lunney are retiring from their positions as co-directors of the 

Ella Gantman wins the Pyne Prize
March 17, 2023

Princeton University seniors Austin Davis and Ella Gantman are the recipients of the 2023 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate. They will be recognized at Alumni Day on campus Saturday, Feb. 25.


Princeton Students Named Scholars in the Nation’s Service
Dec. 16, 2022

Sixteen students at Princeton University have been selected to join the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI), which funds graduate fellowships and undergraduate summer internships within federal government agencies. Open to all, the 2023 cohort has…

Julia Herrle with Ambassador Kurtzer in Egypt
Nov. 29, 2022


During fall break, graduate students conducted policy fieldwork for Professor Daniel C. Kurtzer's workshop, "Egypt, Ethiopia, and Nile Waters: Conflict and Diplomacy,". Daniel is a former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University…

Chris Gliwa meeting with VP & VA Secretary
Nov. 29, 2022


Very exciting developments from OSTP! SINSI Alum, Chris Gliwa, shares a nature-based solutions report he's been extensively working on since June. This resource guide was announced in November at COP27 in Egypt by John Podesta at the opening of the US Center there.


White House Fact Sheet: 

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program's Application is Due Nov 7
Nov. 1, 2022

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the 

Mikaylah Ladue & UN Framework
Oct. 12, 2022


On October 21, 2022, the United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict released the Framework for the Prevention of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence. This Framework outlines critical elements and considerations for prevention to guide survivor-centered, rights-based,…

Chris Gliwa & President Biden
Oct. 12, 2022

Chris is serving at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and had a chance to greet the President as he took off by helicopter.