The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Fellowship supports first-generation and low-income college students and other students at Princeton University who are interested in working alongside community partners to expand educational access. The program, whose recipients engage with the John C. Bogle ’51 Fellows in Civic Service as part of an engaged learning community, recognizes the role of higher education in the social mobility of first-generation students and aims to increase the number of first-generation college students and support them in developing proposals to learn about improving access to higher education.

The Pace Center awards two Nancy Weiss Malkiel Fellowships each year with ideally one fellow focusing on direct support of first-generation college students and one fellow focusing on research related to the social mobility of first-generation college students.

Duration

Fellows may choose to carry out their projects during the summer, working a 10-week, 40 hours per week schedule. Alternatively, fellows can choose to extend their projects into the fall semester. Total time spent on planning and carrying out the project should be between 320 and  450 hours. 

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-August, 2024.  

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. Students should demonstrate a strong connection to the community in which they plan to carry-out their project. 

Stipend

Fellows will receive a summer stipend of $600/week, with an additional $4,000 available to each fellow for project expenses.  Stipends will be adjusted accordingly if a fall or alternative timeline is selected.

Apply

The priority application deadline is January 8, 2024. 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 January, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application can be accessed through the 2024 Pace Center Service Internship Application

Contact

Matt Lynn
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Associate Director, Engaged Pedagogy

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Trainings/Workshops
Lift as You Climb Volunteering Conference

Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Pace Center's Lift As You Climb Conference brings together students, community partners, and staff to create space for leadership development, skill building, and meaningful dialogue while preparing volunteers and community members to do service well. The phrase Lift As You Climb is inspired by the motto of the National Association of Colored Women and their work to promote educational opportunity and human rights.

The 2023 Lift As You Climb Conference will take place on Saturday, September 23rd and is open to all members of the campus community.

 

 

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