Meet Christina Cho, JHC’s Inaugural Princeton PICS Intern

JHC is thrilled to welcome Christina Cho, its 2022 fellow through the Princeton Internships in Civil Service (PICS) program. This is the first year JHC has partnered with Princeton on the PICS program.

Christina is a rising junior at Princeton pursuing a major in Religion and minors in East Asian Studies and Archaeology. At Princeton, she is a Head Fellow in the Writing Center and a member of VTone, Princeton’s East Asian music group. At JHC Cho will help to create an exhibit that will open later this year and that will illuminate the history of the first regiment of formerly enslaved people to fight in the U.S. Civil War.

The Jay Fellows program at JHC has expanded rapidly over the past several years. For the past two summers, JHC has welcomed graduate fellows from Columbia University, who spend several months working on historic preservation projects at JHC.

The Princeton PICS internships are selective and prestigious; in 2020, more than 500 applicants applied for just 200 positions. Founded in 1996, the PICS program is designed to offer undergraduates paid internship positions at a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New-York Historical Society, the 92nd Street Y, and many other prominent cultural institutions.

The Jay Estate, for its part, has a long history of ties with Princeton University, including prominent alumni who lived at the estate and others who remain involved with the center to this day.