Written by
Matt Lynn, Engaged Pedagogy Assistant Director
Dec. 5, 2022

Want to put your service and civic engagement into practice next summer? The Pace Center for Civic Engagement is excited to announce the opening of our application for summer service internships. Undergraduate students at Princeton University may apply for any of the Pace Center’s internship opportunities using the joint application, which is due January 9, 2023. 

The Pace Center is home to a variety of summer internship opportunities that offer you the chance to connect with community partner organizations all over the world.

Internship Offering Overview

Visit each program page for more detailed information.  

Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS)

PICS offers 8-10 week summer internship opportunities in a variety of organizations and agencies ranging from arts and culture, education, energy and the environment, human rights, and government and public policy. Paired with an alumni mentor, PICS students explore opportunities for learning more about topics they are passionate about and explore career paths related to service and civic engagement. 

Princeton RISE

Princeton RISE (Recognizing Inequities and Standing for Equality) fellows foster enduring and sustained commitment to civic engagement and support 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. Students and community partners apply separately to the program and will be matched according to skills, interest, and topics. RISE interns meet with their cohort for weekly discussions throughout the summer.

John C. Bogle ’51 Fellows in Civic Service

Bogle Fellows identify their own community partners, with guidance from Pace Center staff as needed, and work with community partners to support their service and civic engagement mission. Fellows may choose to pursue a traditional internship experience at a partner organization, or they may develop and implement a project or program alongside a partner organization which meets an existing need within that community.

The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Fellowship

This fellowship, whose recipients engage with the John C. Bogle ’51 Fellows in Civic Service as part of an engaged learning community, supports first generation college students and other students at Princeton University who are interested in working alongside community partners to expand educational access.

Projects for Peace

Have a creative idea for promoting peace in the world? Projects for Peace provides Princeton undergraduates with a funding award to implement an innovative service project anywhere in the world- or right in their own backyard. 

Learn More

All applications are due by January 9, 2023. Individual programs may have second application rounds following the priority deadline. To learn more about all Pace Center summer service internship opportunities:

  • Make an appointment with one of our internship advisers by looking for a time on our shared Pace Center Internships Advising Calendar.
  • Participate in the Service Internships Res College Roadshow. Come and talk with students who have completed one or more of the Pace Center’s summer service internships. They will be making the rounds at all of the residential colleges this week and next.
  • Hear from the 2022 Projects for Peace participants at a special Evening to Learn About and Celebrate Projects for Peace on Monday, December 12 from 5 to 6:30 PM in the Chancellor Green Rotunda. 
  • Interested in the Bogle Fellowship, Nancy Weiss Malkiel Fellowship, or Projects for Peace? Register for our Wintersession event on January 27 at 10 AM to learn how to refine your project proposals and develop relationships with community partners. 

All Pace Center internship opportunities are part of Learning and Education through Service (LENS), which ensures that every Princeton undergraduate student has the opportunity to secure a meaningful summer service or social impact internship before graduation.