The John C. Bogle ‘51 Fellows in Civic Service program (Bogle Fellowship) offers support and funding for students who -- like Jack Bogle, the program’s namesake -- have a specific passion they would like to pursue. This year, the Bogle Fellowship is open to first-years, sophomores, and juniors. Bogle Fellows identify their own community partners, with guidance from Pace staff as needed, and work with community partners to support their service and civic engagement mission. Fellows may choose to pursue a traditional internship experience at a partner organization, or they may develop and implement a project or program alongside a partner organization which meets an existing need within that community.The Bogle summer experience is structured as follows:
- Duration: Internships must be full-time and 8-10 weeks, falling between May 30 and August 5th, 2022. Fellows commit to participating in supplementary discussions with peer mentors and civic leadership trainings, with an average weekly time commitment of 1 hour per week, from June 6-July 29 2022.
- Location: Internships should take place in the United States, with the only exception being that international students may apply for funding to complete internships in their home countries.
- Stipend: Fellows will receive a summer stipend of $600/week, with additional funding for project expenses (up to $1500) available on an application basis.
Up to 25 students will be granted summer awards. In the spring, Bogle Fellows will participate in training and fellowship dinners to prepare them for their summer experiences. As a part of their fellowship, Bogle Fellows are supported in developing relationships with faculty members, who may provide fellows with additional guidance and insight. Upon completion of their summer internship, Bogle Fellows will also be eligible to apply for additional grants to support related professional development (e.g. attending conferences to present or learn more on their internship topic).
Bogle Fellows can identify internships in any area within the realm of service and civic engagement. Service takes many forms and can be integrated with any career field--think not just public policy, but technology, engineering, financial services, and beyond. As such, the Pace Center encourages applicants to think creatively and to identify innovative and impactful approaches to service when constructing their summer internship or project. Students of all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The priority application deadline is February 20, 2022. Princeton first-year students, sophomores, and juniors are welcome to apply online. All students who apply before the priority deadline will receive full consideration. After February 20, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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