John C. Bogle '51 Fellows in Civic Service

John C. Bogle '51 Fellows in Civic Service

The John C. Bogle ‘51 Fellows in Civic Service program (Bogle Fellowship) is a funded opportunity open to Princeton first-year students . The fellowship was developed to support student participation in service or civic engagement pursuits during the summer before sophomore year. 

Bogle Fellows design their own summer internship or project in collaboration with a host partner and support of Pace staff. Internships must be a minimum of eight weeks and take place in the contiguous United States.

Up to 30 first year students will be granted awards of $4,500.  Bogle Fellows will participate in the Pace Center Spring Leader Intensive, as well come together for two fellowship dinners in the spring semester. As a part of their fellowship, Bogle Fellows will develop relationships with faculty members, who may provide fellows with additional guidance and insight.

Bogle Fellows can develop internships around any area of interest area within the realm of service are civic engagement oriented. Projects tend to fall into one of three categories:

  • A traditional internship designed by an internship partner. For example: 
    • A position that an organization has posted a job description for
    • Research on campus with a faculty member
  • A project that a fellow has proposed and presented to an internship partner. For example:
    • Developing a curriculum for a youth program
    • Creating a video project to promote an agency’s mission
  • A project entirely designed and implemented by a fellow. For example:
    • Developing a new resource or product

If you have questions about the type internship you would like to explore, or how to develop a strong proposal, schedule an appointment with Kira O’Brien via WASE.

During the summer before sophomore year, Bogle Fellows immerse themselves in their project or internship. Throughout this experience, Bogle Fellows complete online reflections as well as have individual and small group advisement sessions.  Once back on campus, Bogle Fellows reflect upon the impact of their work and how it informs their Princeton experience through bi-monthly fellowship dinners. These dinners foster community and support for Fellows, as they continue to think about service and civic engagement.

The 2018 Bogle Fellows program application opens December 12th, 2017 and priority deadline closes at 5 PM on Feb. 23rd, 2018. A secondary deadline is open until Sunday, March 3rd at 5:00pm

More information on the application process.

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