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 2021/January 2022.  Please read the project descriptions carefully when considering which project(s) fit your interest and experience best.  The student application deadline is 11:59pm, FEBRUARY 18, 2022.

Prospective partner organizations are invited to download the SLU PIC proposal form and apply by NOVEMBER 1, 2021.  

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 2022 North Country Partner Organizations COMING SOON!

SUMMER 2021 North Country Partner Organizations 
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.

GardenShare
GardenShare's vision is (in part): "Healthy Food, Healthy Farms, Everybody Eats". Our intention is to to raise awareness and promote the existence and success of our local food system by introducing St. Lawrence County to some of the individuals and groups who work tirelessly to provide healthy local food, and to provide access to food options. To do so, GardenShare seeks to launch a storytelling initiative (akin to "Humans of New York"), to create profiles and narratives of the people who work and volunteer at farmers markets, on farms, in food pantries and for local school nutrition programs. It is GardenShare's strong belief that a thriving food system is one where those who enjoy the food have a relationship with those who grow and make the food.

North Country Children's Museum
The North Country Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization with a commitment to hands-on, minds-on learning. This mission is reflected in our permanent space in the Red Barn at 10 Raymond Street in historic Potsdam, NY, which opened doors to the public in summer 2018. The museum’s exhibits celebrate the cultural and geographic resources of the North Country and provide opportunities for children and their families to play and learn together. In creating engaging, fun, and memorable educational experiences, NCCM provides space for children to try on the role of scientist, engineer and artist.

Renewal House
Since 1982, Renewal House has been, and continues to be, committed to providing support and shelter to victims of domestic violence and their families, in an environment free from coercion, fear, judgment, or duress. It is a client-centered service emphasizing self-help and the ability of individuals to take control of their own lives. Renewal House has grown from one part-time person to a staff of nine full-time and one part-time. The number of individuals served has increased dramatically as well as the comprehensiveness of the service.

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 Arts Council
SLC Arts creates and supports multi-disciplinary arts initiatives in the North Country to encourage community and economic development, tourism and entrepreneurship within the arts industry.  Our mission at SLC Arts is to enrich the vibrancy of the North Country by cultivating art appreciation and inspiring creative expression

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 Community Development Program
The St. Lawrence County Community Development Program, known as C.D.P., is a private, not-for-profit agency that serves the St.Lawrence County. It is one of forty-nine agencies in a network in New York State and one of a thousand Community Action Agencies that exist in the United States. C.D.P. was incorporated in 1965 and operates programs and services for low-income families to assist them toward self-sufficiency. We encourage self-reliance and responsible community participation among those we serve. Through our programs, families gain access to resources and services that not only help alleviate the financial burden brought on by underemployment and an ever-rising cost of living, but also seek to ultimately move them towards self-support.

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 Land Trust
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.