Service and civic engagement at Princeton University can take many forms. Find the opportunity that’s right for you by choosing the interests, location, and more that align with your preferences, schedule, and passions. All opportunities are open to both undergraduate and graduate students at Princeton unless noted otherwise.

Ways to Get Involved

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    Trenton Arts at Princeton (TAP) coordinates co-curricular arts engagement activities in Trenton.

    Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) is an alumni-founded program with the John H. Pace, Jr. '39 Center for Civic Engagement that provides Princeton undergraduates paid summer internships in nonprofit organizations.

    Internships and Fellowships
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    Breakout Princeton offers students the opportunity to expand their understanding of critical issues facing communities across the nation.

    Advocacy and Activism, Student Leadership
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    Princeton RISE matches partners and students to address racial justice and contribute to campus and community projects.

    Advocacy and Activism, Internships and Fellowships
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    Princeton Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) aims to spark dialogue surrounding drugs and drug policy both on campus and on a national level.

    Advocacy and Activism, Student Leadership
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    Students for Prison Education, Abolition, & Reform (SPEAR) is a student-run advocacy group at Princeton University that seeks to agitate, advocate, and educate against mass incarceration.

    Advocacy and Activism, Student Leadership
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    Princeton Splash is an organization focused on spreading enthusiasm for learning.

    Advocacy and Activism, Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    Princeton Students United Restoration Foundation's (PSURF) mission is to protect and preserve coastal environments, as well as to raise awareness for conservation efforts in coastal and surfing communities.

    Advocacy and Activism
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    Princeton Students for Immigrant Empowerment is an immigrants' rights organization with a variety of projects geared at empowering our migrant community in Princeton, Trenton and the nation.

    Advocacy and Activism, Student Leadership
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    The Princeton Indigenous Advocacy Coalition (PIAC) is a student group that seeks to empower and advocate for Indigenous students and studies at Princeton. We work primarily on four core broad goals that we have identified as areas of growth for the university. They are:

    Advocacy and Activism, Student Leadership
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    Princeton for Health Literacy and Equity advocates for undocumented immigrant and refugee populations and raises awareness of key health issues in Princeton students

    Advocacy and Activism
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    Princeton Effective Altruism's mission is to understand how best to do good in the world, and then apply that knowledge to help others.

    Advocacy and Activism
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    Princeton Against Slavery and Trafficking (PAST) is a Princeton University student organization dedicated to fighting all forms of modern-day slavery, including human trafficking, forced labour, and domestic servitude.

    Advocacy and Activism, Student Leadership
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    Challah for Hunger is a joint Pace Center and Center for Jewish Life group that raises money and awareness for hunger-based charities through baking and selling challah, traditional Jewish bread eaten on Shabbat and holidays.

    Advocacy and Activism, Volunteering
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    Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.

    Advocacy and Activism, Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    Through advocacy and activism, student organizations provide students with the opportunity to find their voice and support equity in communities or on behalf of a social issue.

    Advocacy and Activism
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    First-year students design and engage in service-related summer internships and projects, and connect those experiences to their academic work and career.

    Internships and Fellowships
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    This Breakout Princeton trip to New York City seeks to explore some of the experiences of refugees in the New York and New Jersey area through the lens of food. Building community, sustaining traditions, and advocacy can all be tied to some of the restaurants that have been founded and are flourishing in our area.

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    The Student Volunteers Council (SVC) supports impactful service organizations and empowers student leaders and volunteers.

    Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    Community House stands with families in the greater Princeton area to support the academic and social-emotional wellbeing of underrepresented youth.

    Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    The Civic Leadership Council (CLC) fosters an environment of community-building and professional skill development for Princeton students involved in civic engagement efforts.

    Student Leadership