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Cardinal Quarter

Cardinal Quarter summer fellow

Build knowledge, skills, and networks while making meaningful contributions to communities locally, nationally, and across the globe.

Cardinal Quarter offers you the opportunity to participate in a full-time, quarter-long public service experience designed to integrate your academic learning with field-based experience. You can pursue prearranged placements or self-designed opportunities in both domestic and international settings. Nearly 500 opportunities are offered each year through more than 30 campus partners involved in the Cardinal Quarter initiative.

As a Cardinal Quarter participant, you will engage in pre-field preparatory programs, cohort activities, advising sessions with faculty members, and reflection activities during and after the service experience. You will also receive a stipend award, which may be adjusted based on demonstrated financial need or for students traveling internationally or to high cost-of-living locations.

Most Cardinal Quarter application deadlines are in early February 2019, so it is important to plan ahead. Come by for walk-in advising with program staff on Fridays between 12-3pm on the second floor of the Haas Center, or meet with a Cardinal Quarter Peer Advisor. Please feel free to email cardinalquarter@stanford.edu with any questions or to set up an advising appointment outside of walk-in hours.

 

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