Princeton Project 55 Fellowship Program Overview
Elsbeth Field '04, PP55 Fellow, works with children at Bethel New Life in Chicago.
The Princeton Project 55 Fellowship Program provides recent Princeton graduates with formative experiences working in the public interest, instilling in all fellows a greater awareness of critical social issues, a deeper understanding of their capacity to bring about change and a lifelong commitment to civic engagement.
The fellowship program provides young alumni with professional experience and exposure to a wide range of fields such as community development, education, law and justice, health and medicine and youth services through year-long paid fellowships. Project 55 fellows gain transferable skills through great jobs in exciting communities, and join a community of alumni and organizations dedicated to the public interest.
Organizations that participate in the fellowship program gain access to a motivated and diverse pool of applicants with excellent writing, research, and analytical skills; strong work ethic; initiative; the ability to work in a team; and the ability to meet deadlines. Participating organizations (known as partner organizations) must address critical social problems and provide fellows with significant responsibility and excellent supervision.