for Community Partners

Inspire students and gather the latest research by collaborating with the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) at Princeton University. ProCES works with a wide range of community organizations in the Princeton-Trenton area and beyond to address community priorities while providing meaningful learning experiences for students. Cooperation typically occurs through courses, summer internships, or independent student research. 

Partnering with ProCES begins with a conversation to learn about your research and information needs. To start that process, contact Maria Lockwood at

Collaborate on a Princeton Course

ProCES facilitates collaborations between community partners, faculty, and students through course projects that benefit all stakeholders.  ProCES courses range from molecular biology to Spanish to theater.  For example, in an urban studies and documentary film-making course, students create micro-documentaries that explore the lives of Trentonians and the issues Trenton faces.  Students in a molecular biology course created a handout for parents for the Princeton Nursery School with recommendations of how to expand their children’s palates.  In an anthropology course,  students interviewed elderly participants in an art course run by the Arts Council of Princeton to document the impact of the programming on health. Browse a list of ProCES courses to see the variety of topics and partnership possibilities.  

Host a Summer Research Intern

Community organizations may also apply to host a Princeton University undergraduate student as a summer research intern. Students work for community partners for 8 weeks in the summer on research questions articulated by the host organization. Learn more about the internship timeline and program details

Partner with Student Research

Every Princeton student completes two large independent research projects, a junior paper and a senior thesis, in their academic discipline.  ProCES provides opportunities for students to conduct community-engaged research that benefits a non-profit organization for their senior thesis or junior paper.  Read existing community partner research questions or contact our office to suggest new research ideas.