The Holleran Center's PICA internship is traditionally done during the summer after the junior year and is the experiential pinnacle of the PICA experience. During the summer internship, scholars put into action the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program. The Center provides a $3,000 stipend to scholars to fund living and travel expenses.

Many PICA scholars choose internships that are connected to their senior thesis or individual study in their chosen majors. If the student's research requires interaction with others through interviews or experiments, the student should consult the following links concerning the Institutional Review Board (IRB). (CamelWeb login required.)

There are many resources available to scholars for identifying internships. PICA scholars take advantage of the resources at the Office of Career Enhancing Life Skills and in the Holleran Center office.

Here is a list of completed PICA internships:

ACORN/American Institute for Social Justice, Baltimore, MD
Adoption Rhode Island, Pawtucket, RI
AIDS Project Rhode Island, RI
Alipes CME, Boston, MA
All Stars Project, New York, NY
Amartya, Buenos Aires, Argentina
American Civil Liberties Union, Philadelphia, PA
American Civil Liberties Union, Newark, NJ
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Washington, D.C.
Amigos De Los Ninos, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Anarchists’ Convention, New York, NY
Art Search, New York, NY

Bethel Recovery Center, Inc., Bridgeport, CT
Bill of Rights Defense Committee, North Hampton, MA

Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA
Boston City Council, Boston, MA
Boston Consortium for Gender, Security and Human Rights, Boston, MA
Boston Main Streets: Hyde/Jackson Square, Boston, MA
Boston Museum of Science
Boston University Department of Psychology, Boston, MA
Boys' and Girls' Clubs, Arlington, MA

Cambiando Vidas - Changing Lives, Dominican Republic

Caritas Del Peru, Callao, Peru

Casa de la Paz, Santiago, Chile
CBS Sports, New York, NY
Center for African Education, New York, NY
Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities, Providence, RI

The Center for Genetics and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), Cape Town, South AfricaBR> The Center for Voting and Democracy, Takoma Park, MD

Central Park Conservancy, New York, NY
Challenge 2000, Wellington, New Zealand
Child and Family Counseling and Diagnostic Center, MD
Children’s AIDS Program, Mattapan, MA
Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Children's Museum of Manhattan, New York, NY
Children's Museum, Indianapolis, IN
City Year, Boston, MA
The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Common Groud Collective, New Orleans, LA
Community Alliance with Family Farmers, Davis, CA
Community Boating, Inc., Boston, MABR> Community Change Inc. Boston, MA
Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, New Haven, CT
Community Services Trust Salem, Tamilnadu, India
Connecticut Center for Child Development, Milford, CT
Connecticut State Attorney General, Hartford, CT
Connecticut College ConnSSHARP (Connecticut College Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Research Program), New London, CT
Council for Opportunity in Education, Washington, DC
The Cornerstone Foundation, Belize, Central America
Corporación Norte Grande, Chile
Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH
Courtney for Congress, Vernon, CT
Creative Connections, New London, CT
Crowther & Ashby Law Firm, Atlanta, GA
CSREF CII, Bamako, Mali
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Casas, MD, Ruber Internacional Hospital, Madrid, Spain
Dorothy B. Hersh Regional Child Protection Center, New Brunswick, NJ
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Elder Horizons Program at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Energy Action, Boston, MA
Equal Exchange Inc. West Bridgewater, MA
Essex County Educational Services Commission Migrant Education Program, W. Orange, NJ

Face to Face, Cold Spring, NY
Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH
Federation of Damanhur, Italy
Foundation for Development Cooperation, Queensland, Australia
Foundation Gomez Mazzei, Paraguay

F.R.E.S.H. New London, CT
Fund for American Studies - AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families, Washington, D.C.
The Friendly House, Worcester, MA
Friends of the Earth Flanders, Brussels, Belgium

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Washington, DC
Genetic Engineering Action Group, Brattleboro, VT
Georgia O'Keefe Museum, Santa Fe, NM

Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. Middleboro, MA

Greenbelt Alliance, San Francisco, CA
Global Alliance for Africa, Chicago, IL
Global Volunteer Network, Kosoa, Ghana
Globetree, Stockholm, Sweden
Golden Vision Foundation, York, PA
Good Shepherd Ministries, Washington, DC
Greater Portland Landmarks, Portland, ME
Groton RAFT Center, LEARN, Groton, CT

Habitat for Humanity, San Antonio, TX
Habitat for Humanity, San Francisco, CA

Hand in Hand School, Jerusalem, Israel
Headwaters Development Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya
Health Policy Summer Program-Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Heifer Project International, Rutland, MA
Higher Achievement Program, Washington, D.C.
Housing Families Inc., St. Malden, MA
Human Rights Watch Women's Division, New York, NY

Indypendent Newspaper, New York, NY
Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, New York, NY
Institute for Education and Social Policy, New York, NY

Institute for Philanthropy and Voluntary Service, Washington, DC

Interfaith Community, Inc. New York, NY

International Institute, Boston, MA
International Rescue Committee, Boston, MA
International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Des Moines, IA

IUCN-USA Multilateral Office, Washington, DC

Jane Addams Place, Lutheran Settlement House, Philadelphia, PA

Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA
JR Medical, Bay Shore, NY
Jumpstart, Boston, MA

Kid's Bridge, Providence, RI
Kids Can Free the Children, Waterville, ME
Kidz to the River!, Newton, MA
Kingsley Montessori School, Boston, MA
Knysna AIDS Council, Knysna, South Africa
Kolob Canyon, New Harmony, UT

Lake Champlain Committee, Burlington, VT
Lacrosse for LIFE, San Francisco, CA
Latham School, Brewster, MA
League of Women Voters, Washington, DC
Learning is Fundamental, Washington, DC
LEAP, New London, CT
LISTEN, Inc., Washington, DC
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Refugee Services
Lutheran Social Services of Northern New England, Concord, NH

Maasai Education Discovery, Narok, Kenya
Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, New York, NY
Mary-Martha Learning Center, Hingham, MA
Massachusetts Citizens for Children, Boston, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital Depression, Clinical and Research Program, Boston, MA

Massachusetts General Hospital, Youthcare Camp, Boston, MA
McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program, Boston, MA

MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA

Mercator Project, University of Education, Frieburg, Germany
Mercy Housing & Shelter, Hartford, CT
Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York, NY
Minute Man Early Intervention Program, Concord, MA
Morris Foundation, Inc. (Waterbury, CT)

Mountain Institute, China
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa, Chicago, IL
National Office of War Resisters League, New York, NY

Navrat Civic Association, Slovakia

Neighborhood Bike Works, Philadelphia, PA
New England Board of Higher Education, Boston, MA
The New England Center for Children, Southborough, MA
New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc., New Haven, CT
New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, Trenton, NJ
New London Adult and Continuing Education, New London, CT
New London Parks Program, New London, CT
New Orleans Video Access Center, Inc., New Orleans, LA
New York City Commission on Women's Issues, New York, NY
New York Civic Participation Project, New York, NY
New York State Assemblyman Steven Sanders Office, New York, NY
Northfield Mount Herman Upward Bound, Northfield, MA

NYS Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

Nyumbani Orphanage, Nairobi, Kenya

Obsidian Trails Outdoor School, Bend, OR
October 22nd Coalition Against Police Brutality and Violence, New York, NY
Office of the Public Defender/State of Ct Superior Court, New Haven, CT
Oxfam Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada

PeaceJam Foundation, Arvada, CO

People’s Grocery, Oakland, CA
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, Philadelphia, PA

Pilot Pen Tennis, New Haven, CT

Planned Parenthood, Atlanta, GA

Planned Parenthood, Youth Vision, Zambia

Project HEALTH Boston, MA
Pueblo of Pojoaque Boys and Girls Club, Santa Fe, NM

Rain Forest Action Network, San Francisco, CA

Refugee Council, London, England

Rhode Island Department of Health

Robinson and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC

Rwanda Women's Network, Kigali, Rwanda

Safe Horizon, Kew Gardens, NY
Sakhi for South Asian Women, New York, NY

Sekem Development Foundation, Heliopolis Academy, Cairo, Egypt
Shepardson, Stern & Kaminski, New York, NY
Slow Food USA, Brooklyn, NY
Social Strategic Foundation, Malaysia
Society for the Needy Foundation, Accra, Ghana
Somersworth Group Home, Somersworth, NH
South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, SC
Southshore YMCA, Quincy, MA
Starlight Foundation, Boston, MA
State of New Jersey, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Lawrenceville, NJ
St. Mary's Women and Infant Center, Dorchester, MA
St. Monica School, Sunbury, PA
Stonington Institute, North Stonington, CT
Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE), Chapel Hill, NC
Summerbridge Program, Cambridge, MA
Summerbridge Schools, San Diego, CA
Summer Program in Public Policy and International Affairs, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Sylvia Rivera Law Project, New York, NY

Taunton Public Schools, Taunton, MA
Taunton Reaching Youth, Taunton, MA

True TV, New York, NY

2-to-6 After School Program, Boston, MA

United Students Against Sweatshops, Mexico
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
University of Surrey Department of Psychology, Surrey, UK
Unrepresented Nations and People Organization (UNPO), Washington, DC

Unitarian Universalist Association, Boston, MA
United for a Fair Economy, Boston, MA
U.S. Attorneys Office Anti-Terror Unit, Boston, MA
U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR), Washington, D.C.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

U.S. District Court, Baton Rouge, LA

Vermont Department of Education, Montpelier, VT
Volunteers in Providence Schools, Providence, RI

Wethersfield Town Hall, Wethersfield, CT

Wediko Children's Services, Boston, MA
The Wheeler Clinic, Plainville, CT
Williams College-Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut, New London, CT
Women's Education and Industrial Union, Boston, MA
Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), Washington, DC
Women's Law Project, Philadelphia, PA

YMCA of Columbia-Willamette, Portland, OR
Young People’s Center for Creative Arts, Durham, CT

Zing, Australia

Holleran Center Contact Information:


Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy

Box: 5277

Connecticut College

270 Mohegan Avenue

New London, CT 06320-4196


Phone: 860-439-2596

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