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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 2018 cohort of SLU PIC interns is blogging about their experiences this summer at the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, GardenShare, North Country Children's Museum, the St. Lawrence County Planning Office, the St. Lawrence Land Trust, the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department, Church and Community Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Canton Day Care Center, and Traditional Arts of Upstate NY (TAUNY). 

Previous SLU PIC intern entries from 2015-2017 are also available.  

by Margar Harutyunyan
, Class of 2020
August 3rd, 2017
I am in my last week of internship, and it is the perfect time to rationally and emotionally reflect upon the personal development that I achieved through last 9 weeks. It has been interesting, intriguing, challenging and rewarding. In DRC, we worked on projects ranging from development of...
by Katarina Marczeski
, Class of 2017
August 3rd, 2017
My internship with the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce has changed a lot since the beginning of June.  At the beginning of June there were all of these ideas, projects, and possibilities that Winsome and I would be working on, thinking of, and trying to create for the Chamber. The...
by Jenna Levandowski
, Class of 2017
August 2nd, 2017
Ten weeks is not a lot of time. As I approach the very end of this internship, I cannot help but describe this moment as bittersweet. I feel as if I am really just beginning to understand my place in the GardenShare office, how I am most productive, and what exactly it is that I do. However, I am...
by Oscar Castillo
, Class of 2019
August 1st, 2017
This is it! We have reached the start to our final week as SLU PIC Interns. I think there is no doubt that SLU PIC has worked for me, as it has equipped me with non-profit skills such as grant writing and social networking. SLU PIC has served to make me realize how privileged I was to grow up in a...
by Freya Woods
, Class of 2017
August 1st, 2017
Beginning my last week at Canton Free Library, I’m shocked by how quickly the summer has gone. Over the course of the summer, I’ve brushed up on alphabetizing authors and titles more than I ever realized I’d need to (you’d be surprised by how fuzzy the order between Q and V gets when you don’t...
by Katherine Lloyd
, Class of 2017
August 1st, 2017
My summer as a SLU PIC intern has proven to be incredibly transformative, enlightening, and fun. As my time working for Renewal House is drawing to a close, I am able to reflect on what an incredibly valuable experience working for this organization has been. Not only has it allowed for vast...
by Jenna Levandowski
, Class of 2017
July 26th, 2017
Over the past seven weeks I have experienced more people and places within St. Lawrence County than I have in the last four years. The projects I have been responsible for have put me into contact with people I never realized were a part of our North Country community.   For my first write up...
by Oscar Castillo
, Class of 2019
July 25th, 2017
We are officially a little bit over half way through the internship program, and our work at the North Country Children’s Museum has become noticed. A few weeks ago we were interviewed by the Watertown Daily Times about our construction progress. I was fortunate enough to be featured in it. I met...
by Katarina Marczeski
, Class of 2017
July 24th, 2017
Winsome and I have finished our portion of the NYPA Grant to help the tourism industry – there is a portion of the grant that our supervisor Brooke has to finish because we can’t construct financial projections. Since the last blog update, we spent most of the time discussing with each other and...
by Winsome Toroitich
, Class of 2017
July 22nd, 2017
The days have grown into weeks and the weeks into months and so have my tasks at the Chamber. The Chamber has offered incredible learning opportunities — be it simple tasks such as preparing meeting materials or more complex activities such as researching data to support an economic standpoint. It...
by Jenna Levandowski
, Class of 2017
July 19th, 2017
On May 21st, I found it hard to accept that my diploma, received from the hands of President Fox, symbolized the final departure away from my state of denial which encompassed the entirety of senior spring.  This illusion that graduation was some far off moment in the future, that would never...
by Freya Woods
, Class of 2017
July 18th, 2017
Coming into my seventh week at the Canton Free Library, it’s hard to believe we’re more than halfway through the summer. July at the library is busier than June – the Children’s room and rentable space downstairs are filled at one point each day with groups of kids reading and doing projects that...