John C. Bogle '51 Fellows in Civic Service

DIY Guide to Designing a Summer Service Project

The John C. Bogle ‘51 Fellows in Civic Service program (Bogle Fellowship) is a funded opportunity open to Princeton first-year students . The fellowship was developed to support student participation in service or civic engagement pursuits during the summer before sophomore year. 

Bogle Fellows design their own summer internship or project in collaboration with a host partner and support of Pace staff. Internships must be a minimum of eight weeks and take place in the contiguous United States. International students are welcome to apply for funding to complete service projects or internships in their home countries.

Up to 20 first-year students will be granted awards of $4,500, (with additional top-up funding available on an application basis).  

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 will develop relationships with faculty members, who may provide fellows with additional guidance and insight.

Bogle Fellows can develop internships around any area of interest area within the realm of service and civic engagement. Projects tend to fall into one of three categories:

  • A traditional internship designed by an internship partner. For example: 
    • A position that an organization has posted a job description for
    • Research on campus with a faculty member
  • A project that a fellow has proposed and presented to an internship partner. For example:
    • Developing a curriculum for a youth program
    • Creating a video project to promote an agency’s mission
  • A project entirely designed and implemented by a fellow. For example:
    • Developing a new resource or product

If you have questions about the type of internship you would like to explore, or how to develop a strong proposal, schedule an appointment with Kira O’Brien.

  • Application opens: December 10, 2020

  • Priority deadline: February 12, 2021 

  • Final deadline: March 17th, 2021

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