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

Service and civic engagement are a central part of what it means to be a Princetonian. Service Focus is a Princeton University program that bridges service and learning across the first two years of the undergraduate experience.

The program consists of a funded summer service internship, service-related courses, and opportunities to engage with faculty and peers to learn what it means to be “in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.”


Write to or visit the Pace Center at the Frist Campus Center, 201D.


*Applications accepted on a rolling basis, so apply today! Final deadline: Tuesday, April 9th

Students having a vibrant discussion in a classroom setting

“There is a rigor in the Princeton classroom that meaningfully informs challenges in the world.”

— RAFE STEINHAUER '07, Entrepreneurial Program Manager, Tiger Challenge, Keller Center


At Princeton University, service is about responding to the needs in the world around you. It is an ideal that can be pursued in almost any profession, vocation or role. It is not about what you choose to do, but how you do it. 

Princeton is committed to helping students use their educations to address the most critical human needs and pressing societal needs. Princeton challenges its students, faculty and alumni to think about how their research, education and lives will benefit the nation, the world and humanity, and gives them the support and resources they need to do so.

Service Focus helps students form their own commitment to service and brings them together with their peers to make service an integral part of the Princeton experience.