The Center for Public Interest Careers at Harvard College (CPIC)

Amanda Sonis Glynn, Coordinator, 617-496-8622

Established in 2001, the Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) engages and supports Harvard undergraduates and recent graduates in expanding awareness of and exploring careers in the public interest. Working closely with university, alumni/ae, and community partners, CPIC develops fellowships, internships, networks, and opportunities for personal and professional development. Through CPIC’s flagship program the CPIC Fellowship and Internship Program, CPIC staff work closely with alumni/ae volunteers to match undergraduates and recent graduates with paid summer and post-graduate year-long positions in non-profit organizations and government agencies in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, and San Francisco; the program also provides various supports to students throughout the course of their fellowships and internships. The CPIC Fund for Service Internship (FSI) Program, funded by the Heckscher Foundation for Children, matches students with summer internship opportunities in child advocacy organizations in New York and provides a stipend and housing. FSI interns participate in intensive programming designed to enhance their learning experiences before, during, and after their summer internships. CPIC also administers four additional grant opportunities for undergraduates: