To be eligible to apply to Service Focus you must:

  • Be a first-year student at Princeton University
  • Have applied to at least one summer service internship (you will need to secure one before acceptance but we can help with that)
  • Engage in the year-long program

Step 1: Apply to a Summer Service Experience

Service Focus can guide students to funded internship and project opportunities that align with their passions or interests. With the support of Service Focus staff members, students can secure a summer service experience with one of Princeton’s internship programs including:

  • Center for Health and Wellbeing
  • Center for Jewish Life
  • John H. Pace, Jr. '39 Center for Civic Engagement
  • Keller Center
  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Office of International Programs
  • Office of Religious Life
  • Princeton Environmental Institute
  • Princeton in Africa
  • Princeton in Asia
  • Princeton Internships in Civic Service
  • Princeton Summer Journalism Program
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Princeton University Preparatory Program
  • Princeton Varsity Club
  • Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship

Step 2: Join the Service Focus Program

  • Acceptance into Service Focus is contingent upon securing a summer service internship. 2nd round applications are now open via our joint internship application.


  • If you already have an internship secured, you are sign up to join the program by filling out this acceptance form

Step 3: Engage in the Year-Long Program

Service Focus is a robust and intensive program. Participants are expected to:

  • Attend bi-monthly peer group meetings
  • Take part in Service Focus workshops and events
  • Meet with their Faculty Fellow twice per semester
  • Take a service-related course


Email Service Focus Program Coordinator, Evan Schneider ([email protected]) or visit the Pace Center for Civic Engagement at the Frist Campus Center, 201E. 

Kelton Chastulik '21

Service Focus is a jumping off point for me - one that allows me to further explore what service means to me and learn about difficult intersectional issues with fellow students on the same path as I am.”