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Post-graduation Fellowships

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If you are a graduating senior or coterm with a deep commitment to public service, consider applying for a Stanford Cardinal Careers Fellowship! Fellowships fund a full-time, mentored experience in an organization with a mission to serve the public good.

Please note that graduating seniors are also eligible for some undergraduate fellowships.

Cardinal Careers Fellowships

Community Impact Fellowship

Work for a participating public interest organization in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, or elsewhere in the US. Be part of a professional development cohort.

Round 2 application opens on March 13! (Due April 12, 2024)

View the 2024-25 Community Impact Fellowship opportunities host organizations (Link available soon)

View our current fellows

"I've had the opportunity to work with an organization that pours itself into the community it serves and into my growth—both personally and professionally. Not only have I gained valuable skills, but I've also gained amazing mentors." 
- Kelly Clavel, '22; Shinnyo-En Community Impact Fellow, Redwood City Together

John Gardner Public Service Fellowship

Work in a government or nonprofit organization of your choice, matched with a mentor to guide your professional growth and development.

Application closed (Due January 11, 2024)

About the Gardner Fellowship  View the 2023-24 Gardner Fellowship placements

Schneider Fellowship

Work at one of the Natural Resources Defense Council's regional offices to tackle today's sustainable energy challenges.

Application closed (Due January 17, 2024)

View the 2023-24 Schneider Fellowship placements

Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy

Work in a mentored position at a U.S.-based grant-making foundation of your choice, and learn about the role of philanthropy in society.

Application closed (Due January 26, 2024)

View the 2023-24 Ford Fellowship placements

"I'd absolutely recommend the fellowship to anyone who loves to learn, wants to explore the social impact space, and could benefit from some guidance along the way."
- Kayla Williams, '22; Ford Fellow, Share Our Strength


Not sure where to start? Get help from the Cardinal Careers team.