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Opportunities for Service

Princeton in Africa

  • Target – College seniors or recent graduates; One year commitment

PiAf matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements. The program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any college or university accredited in the U.S.

Princeton in Asia

  • Target – College seniors or recent graduates; One year commitment

PiA offers over 150 year long, service-oriented fellowships in 21 Asian countries in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), environmental advocacy, journalism, law and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.

Princeton in Latin America

  • Target – Graduating seniors and young alumni; One year commitment

PiLA matches partner organizations engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowships throughout the region. PiLA is currently open to graduates of accredited US and Canadian universities who are US citizens or permanent residents. Applicants are expected to have language fluency in Spanish, Portuguese and/or French.

Funding for Service

CAPAL Public Service Internships and Scholarships

  • Target – Asian Pacific American undergraduate students

The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) places students in internships within the federal government and awards scholarships to students committed to public service and community action. CAPAL’s scholarships have enabled promising students with leadership potential to pursue public service internships in Washington, D.C. while learning how to influence public policy decisions that affect their communities.

Ingram Scholarship Program

  • Target – First Year Students and Sophomores

Ingram Scholars receive full tuition support each year, plus stipends for special summer service projects. Scholars are required to maintain a 20-hour monthly service commitment and to complete at least one, but no more than two, summer service projects. Summer support is available for students to work closely with a faculty member on a research/service project. Ingram Scholars meet weekly in large and small groups to discuss individual and collective progress, and to reflect on the personal meaning and societal implications of service.

JW Saxe Memorial Fund for Public Service

  • Target – All university students

Students must be involved in public service. The award is meant to enable the student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job, or internship during a summer or semester. Preference will be given to applicants who have already found such a position, but require additional funds.

The James M. and Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund

  • Target – All undergraduate students

Students must demonstrate financial need, be pursuing a degree in arts and sciences, human services, music or ministry and demonstrate a commitment to community service.

Learn, Intern, and Volunteer in Latin America (LIV Fund)

  • Target – Anyone 18+ years old

The scholarship competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning, interning or volunteering abroad in Latin America.

Michael B. Keegan Travelling Fellowship

  • Target – Graduating Vanderbilt Seniors

The Michael B. Keegan Fellowship enhances the development of future leaders through world travel and experiential learning. The program provides the opportunity to pursue an idea or an issue, about which the student is impassioned, and to do so in the context of daily life in a global scenario.