NU Public Interest Program

Building a Network of Engaged Citizens to Inspire Change


NUPIP seeks graduating Northwestern seniors who can demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Passion: a demonstrated and sincere motivation for and commitment to working in the public interest
  • Professionalism: superior organizational skills, maturity, and responsibility
  • Adaptability: flexibility and the ability to work with a variety of diverse populations and circumstances
  • Self-Awareness: the ability to reflect on and understand the significance of personal experiences in a broader social context
  • The ability to Get Things Done: demonstrated leadership, perseverance in the face of challenges, tenacity, and the ability to take initiative

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