SLU PIC Blog

The mission of the St. Lawrence University Public Interest Corps (SLU PIC) is to link talented and passionate St. Lawrence University students and recent graduates with North Country public interest and non-profit organizations to improve their ability to provide services to their constituencies and to help develop the next generation of leaders in this sector.  The 2017 cohort of SLU PIC interns is blogging about their experiences this summer at the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, GardenShare, Renewal House, The Canton Free Library, the Deep Root Center for Learning, and the North Country Children's Museum. 

Previous entries from 2016 and 2015 SLU PIC interns are also available.  

by Isabella Winston
Class of 2019
July 18th, 2018
It is truly incredible that I am already on week six of my internship with the Canton Day Care Center.  Over the past few weeks I have become very involved with fundraising for the Capital Campaign, and exploring new ways to raise the necessary funds.  At this point I have written three...
by Allison Pilcher
Class of 2019
July 9th, 2018
“Here, we celebrate our failures with doughnuts.” Yeah, sure. I nod. Makes sense. The Director sits across the desk from me in my windowless office. He continues, “A failure is an opportunity to learn something. Successes...those can come by luck or by accident. A failure is never either. It is a...
by Claire Bartlett
Class of 2021
July 6th, 2018
My first day at GardenShare was filled with so much information, I thought I might never understand all of the projects and inner-workings of the organization. My coworker, Maggie a member of AmeriCorps VISTA, told me it took her about the same length of time as my internship to understand and...
by Claire Bartlett
Class of 2021
July 6th, 2018
My first day at GardenShare was filled with so much information, I thought I might never understand all of the projects and inner-workings of the organization. My coworker, Maggie a member of AmeriCorps VISTA, told me it took her about the same length of time as my internship to understand and...
by Isabella Winston
July 5th, 2018
This summer I was looking to work with a non-profit close to home and was thrilled when I came across SLU PIC.  I had worked abroad the summer after my sophomore year and was interested in learning about the administrative side of non-profit work. The job as a grant writing intern at Canton...
by Bieke Bekker
Class of 2018
July 3rd, 2018
As an international student from the Netherlands who just graduated with a major in Global Studies, people tend to think I focus on issues far away from here. This summer, however, I am keeping it very local by interning with Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY). TAUNY is an organization in...
by Jenesha Robert
Class of 2021
July 2nd, 2018
Hello my name is Jenesha Robert, and throughout the next nine weeks I will share my experience interning at Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE).  I am from Schenectady, New York, and my city has made me who I am today. I would not have been who I am today without help f my mentors from...
by Cara Griffith
Class of 2020
July 2nd, 2018
This summer I have the opportunity to work with the St. Lawrence Chamber of Commerce as their Marketing and Tourism Intern. I was both nervous and excited before I started knowing that I was going to be pushed into a new environment, outside of my comfort zone, and have the opportunity to learn a...
by Hannah Owh
Class of 2019
July 2nd, 2018
Preparing to Open Hannah Owh               In the days leading up to the start of my internship at the North Country Children’s Museum, I began to worry that this would be like most of my other internships that have been full of...
by Taylor Goldman
Class of 2019
July 2nd, 2018
The first three weeks of my internship with the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department have been hugely educational for me and I feel that I have already gained a lot of important knowledge of the North Country, the broad field of Public Health, and the experience of participating in an...
by Alexandra Adee
Class of 2019
July 1st, 2018
As an environmental studies major, I have been passionate about environmental conservation for most of my life. However, it was during my time on the St. Lawrence University Kenya Semester Program in the spring of 2017 that I gained a greater understanding and appreciation for how important it is...
by Jenna Sencabaugh
Class of 2019
June 30th, 2018
I have had the great pleasure of spending the past three weeks interning at the Church and Community Program. This non-profit organization is comprised of a food pantry that feeds families throughout the towns of Canton, Clare, Hermon, DeKalb, and Russell, and a thrift shop. I have spent the past...

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