Service and civic engagement at Princeton University can take many forms. Find the opportunity that’s right for you by choosing the interests, location, and more that align with your preferences, schedule, and passions. All opportunities are open to both undergraduate and graduate students at Princeton unless noted otherwise.

Not sure where to get started? Use the filters below to see what groups align with your interests or other needs. 

Know what group or program you want to join? Email the staff or student board leaders to begin. 

Ways to Get Involved

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    Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) is an alumni-founded program with the John H. Pace, Jr. '39 Center for Civic Engagement that provides Princeton undergraduates paid summer internships in nonprofit organizations.

    Internships and Fellowships
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    Undergraduate students design their own grassroots peace projects as part of a national collaboration.

    Advocacy and Activism, Internships and Fellowships
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    PSCI (Princeton Student Climate Initiative) is dedicated to providing an outlet for students to learn about, engage with, and have a positive impact on climate change. We are focused on advocacy and raising awareness around climate solutions, through writing op-eds, making infographics, hosting call-a-thons, and more. 

    Advocacy and Activism, Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    Through advocacy and activism, student organizations provide students with the opportunity to find their voice and support equity in communities or on behalf of a social issue.

    Advocacy and Activism
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    Princeton Effective Altruism's mission is to understand how best to do good in the world, and then apply that knowledge to help others.

    Advocacy and Activism
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    Offers graduating seniors the opportunity to work with nonprofits to protect the environment, promote sustainability, and build environmentally focused communities.

    Internships and Fellowships
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    Undergraduate students design and engage in service-related summer internships and projects, and connect those experiences to their academic work and career.

    Internships and Fellowships
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    Community Action welcomes first-year students to service and community at Princeton.

    Internships and Fellowships, Student Leadership
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    The Civic Leadership Council (CLC) fosters an environment of community-building and professional skill development for Princeton students involved in civic engagement efforts.

    Student Leadership
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    Apply here (Non-U.S. citizens are not eligible to apply for this position.)

    Internships and Fellowships
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    The High Meadows Fellow will be an integral part of a dynamic US Power Sector Team, a core group focused on advancing the goals of the broader Decarbonizing the US Power Sector Workstream.

    Internships and Fellowships
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    The Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) is the nexus of science at EDF, ensuring that the natural and social science that is the backbone for all EDF policy positions is based on the best available information. To be most effective in this role, OCS provides support for all scientists at EDF and fosters relationships with scientists outside the organization.

    Internships and Fellowships
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    The Department of Environmental Health leads WE ACT’s efforts to improve quality of life and environmental health outcomes in low income and communities of color at the local, state, and federal levels.

    Internships and Fellowships
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    The Wilderness Society’s Strategy & Policy Department works to leverages law and policy to advance the organization’s conservation, climate and equity priorities through pursuit of national policy changes via national policy campaigns and direct support of colleagues leading regional and local work.

    Internships and Fellowships
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    Climate Matters is a climate change reporting resource program that helps TV meteorologists and journalists from all media tell stories about climate impacts and solutions in ways that are local, immediate, and personal–grounded in the latest science.
     

    Internships and Fellowships
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    Service Focus is a transformative learning experience that connects academic study with real-world impact.

    Advocacy and Activism, Internships and Fellowships, Student Leadership
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    Community Action Fellows introduce first-year students to community at Princeton and the surrounding area.

    Internships and Fellowships, Student Leadership
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    The Student Volunteers Council (SVC) supports impactful service organizations and empowers student leaders and volunteers.

    Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    Join the Pace Center to explore your personal paths to transform your communities through the Social Change Role model. We’ll be learning about the ecosystem of social change and the many roles and pathways to make positive social impacts. Come see where and how you can make a difference with your passions and skills.
    Advocacy and Activism, Internships and Fellowships, Student Leadership, Trip, Volunteering
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    What can Climatology tell us about the recent floods in New Jersey? How has public education on warming in the past impacted our country's environmental policies today?
    Advocacy and Activism, Internships and Fellowships, Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    Interested in learning how to serve alongside communities through allyship? Join the Pace Center for a training workshop to gain the skills, knowledge and tools to be able to practice and model forms of allyship.
    Advocacy and Activism, Internships and Fellowships, Student Leadership, Volunteering