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St. Lawrence University Public Interest Corps (SLU PIC)

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.

Coordinated by St. Lawrence University Career Connections and Student Activities & Leadership Offices, this program supports organizations and positively influences relationships between the college and the community.  SLU PIC, which also involves St. Lawrence University nonprofit sector alumni in an advisory capacity, provides a tangible mechanism for Corps Members to put academic theory into practice and gain valuable professional skills, knowledge and contacts while contributing to the mission of North Country nonprofits.  

All SLU students and class years (including graduating seniors) are eligible to apply.  Internship descriptions and applications will be available on Handshake in December 2020/January 2021.  The student application deadline is 11:59pm, FEBRUARY 17, 2021.

Prospective partner organizations are invited to download the SLU PIC proposal form and apply by NOVEMBER 9, 2020.  

See what the SLU PIC students said about their Summer 2019 internship experiences at the SLU PIC Blog!

For more information on the program or to apply as an Organizational Nonprofit Partner, please contact:

Geoff Falen, Director of Career Connections, 315-229-5768 OR
Ashlee Downing-Duke, Associate Director of Student Activities & Leadership, 315-229-5135


SUMMER 2021 Partner Organization List Coming in Fall 2020!


SUMMER 2020 North Country Partner Organizations 
Church and Community Program

The mission of the Church and Community Program is to provide food, clothing and other essentials to those in need, to offer referrals for additional assistance, and to do so with respect for those we serve. 

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.

Frederic Remington Art Museum
The Frederic Remington Art Museum houses the largest collection of original paintings, drawings, sketches, and sculptures by Frederic Remington in the world, in addition to a broad array of personal effects and correspondence. As such, it is a major resource for researchers interested in the work of Remington, or in the historical period in which he worked.

Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York
Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York provides high-quality, affordable family planning and reproductive health care for nearly 12,000 women and men in the North Country each year. We have seven health centers throughout Clinton, Franklin,  Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.

St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is to cultivate, develop and support Chamber members and other businesses by creating a vibrant business climate that encourages growth and enhances the unique quality of life in St. Lawrence County. The Chamber and associate members have been interested in strategically organizing the business community with a Buy Local Campaign. Additionally, tourism marketing, with the use of social media tools continue to be a priority for the Chamber and the tourism industry.

St. Lawrence County Planning Office
The mission of the St. Lawrence County Planning Office is to encourage the appropriate use of the County’s natural, human, and fiscal resources; to plan for constructive change in St. Lawrence County; to encourage and deliver community development initiatives; to improve governmental service delivery; and to be an objective and accurate source of information and technical assistance.

St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
The mission of the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is to ensure the health, safety and quality of life for all St. Lawrence County residents. The department’s philosophy is that prevention is better than a cure, healthy families need healthy environments, safety first must be a way of life, and that people must be empowered to take care of themselves.The department is dedicated to protecting the health of our community by:

  • Controlling the spread of disease
  • Promoting healthy choices
  • Providing timely health information
  • Promoting the health and development of infants and children
  • Planning for and helping to mitigate any public health emergency

St. Lawrence Landtrust
The St. Lawrence Land Trust’s mission is to work with landowners to conserve the ecological, recreational, historical, and cultural values of their property, for benefit of the landowner and the community

Traditional Arts of Upstate New York (TAUNY)
TAUNY identifies and documents traditional arts and artists in the 14-county region of New York State. We undertake field research, maintain an extensive archive of our own and donated work, and present in many ways: exhibits, performances, workshops and demonstrations, publications, recordings, website. We also promote and provide income opportunities for regional artists, to teach and to sell their work. Topics of interest to TAUNY include local music, traditional skills such as boatbuilding and quilting-making, storytelling, and ethnic traditions brought by people who’ve settled here.

United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care
A lot has changed since United Helpers was founded in 1898. We’ve expanded our reach and grown to serve you, from rehabilitation to behavioral health, to eldercare. For people in the North Country, United Helpers delivers the spe­cialized medical, physical and emotional support they need to be fully connected to life.