RISE Student Application now open!
The Princeton RISE (Recognizing Inequities and Standing for Equality) Fellowship Program helps connect Princeton undergraduates with meaningful internships focused on combating systemic racism across all sectors of society. Princeton RISE is intended to foster students' enduring and sustained commitment to civic engagement and was established in 2020 in response to the Black, indigenous, LatinX, and Asian lives lost to the pandemic, police violence, and citizen vigilantism. 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, disability justice, and the arts.
About the Program
Apply to RISE via the Pace Center's second round internship application. This application opens on February 21, 2024 and closes on March 4, 2024. Applicants can submit applications for up to two RISE internship opportunities, and may also apply for other Pace Center summer opportunities via the same application. You can find a full list of internship opportunities with RISE by searching for "RISE" when you log into Princeton University's Global Programs System (GPS).
The RISE program follows a cohort model, with cohorts meeting around specific themes (examples: Health, Law/Justice, Sustainability, Education). RISE fellows meet via Zoom on Thursday afternoons with a cohort for training, reflection, and guided discussions led by RISE Peer Facilitators. RISE fellows work 35 hours/week for their organization and spend 5 hours/week engaged in RISE cohort activities, including place-based engagement and learning.
Students can apply for up to two different RISE positions during the application process. The RISE program is open to all eligible participants, regardless of identity, beliefs, or other protected characteristics.
The RISE 2024 community partner application is now closed— but it's never too early to be in touch! We're especially excited to expand our partnerships in the NYC and DC metro areas, as well as in the fields of STEM, healthcare, and law. If you are interested in hosting a RISE intern in a future summer, please contact Jenny Wagner.
Explore RISE summer internship opportunities through Princeton University's Global Programs System (GPS). All RISE internships begin with prefix of "rise," so start under 'simple search" by entering "rise" to see all RISE offerings. NOTE: to narrow down your search even further, go to "advanced search" and select the Organization Sector parameter.
Gain the skills, knowledge and tools to be able to practice and model forms of allyship and take part in mutual aid networks.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about mutual aid networks, how to plug into community needs in your town, and where to find virtual volunteer opportunities.
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.