The priority deadline to apply to be a RISE fellow has passed.

If you are interested in becoming a RISE fellow for summer 2023 you can apply for the second round of applications via the online application by February 24, 2023.

Service at Princeton is about responding to the needs of the world. Persistent, recent, and continuing acts of systemic racism are calling us to address inequalities and injustices and particularly anti-Blackness. Black, indigenous, LatinX, and Asian lives have been lost to the pandemic, police violence, citizen vigilantism, and systemic racism. Princeton RISE (Recognizing Inequities and Standing for Equality) fellowships are intended to foster enduring and sustained commitment to civic engagement. RISE fellows engage with racial equity projects spanning a wide range of topics, including health, advocacy, reproductive rights, criminal justice, immigration, LGBTQIA+ justice, food security, housing security, environmental justice, religious and ethnic minority rights, voting rights, public policy, and the arts.

The RISE program follows a cohort model, with anticipated in-person cohorts for summer 2023 located in NYC, Central New Jersey, Philadelphia, and DC, plus one “global” cohort for fellows working in placements outside these hubs. RISE fellows meet weekly with a cohort for training, reflection, and guided discussions. The majority of internships for summer 2023 (with limited exceptions) will be in person. All RISE internships will follow University COVID protocols that are in place at that time. Students and partners will apply separately to the program and be matched according to topics, interests, and skills.

The community partner application to host a RISE intern is now closed. 

 

Contact

Jenny Wagner
Assistant Director for Internships

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Allyship Through Service and Mutual Aid

Gain the skills, knowledge and tools to be able to practice and model forms of allyship and take part in mutual aid networks.

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Be In the Service of Humanity

When we examine how our values intersect, we gain insight into how we can use commonalities or differences to deepen our service and civic engagement and move forward. 

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Community Assessment

Taking time to understand the issue your plan to work on and how it manifests in real time for the community is crucial to developing a successful, meaningful, and sustainable effort.

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Effective Communication

Effective communication can help you build a strong rapport with others and generate support for your work while starting a dialogue about this issues you are passionate about.

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Engage at Home

Learn about mutual aid networks, how to plug into community needs in your town, and where to find virtual volunteer opportunities.

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Entering the Community

Being welcomed into a community is an act of trust; one we should honor and respect. The people and communities we work with don't need a savior, they need an ally.

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