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Finding work in public service can be daunting, but it doesn't need to be. Take the steps and leverage the resources below to facilitate your transition into a public service career!

                                                 COVID-19 Resources

Spring/Summer 2020 Service Opportunities - The Haas Center for Public Service is compiling paid and unpaid remote service opportunities in four crucial areas: Defense of Democracy and Voting Rights, Basic Needs, Healthcare/Public Health, and Global Climate Change.

Handshake Jobs Posted in the Last 7 Days - BEAM is sharing a list of all jobs and internships posted on Handshake in the past seven days which is updated every Friday.

Impact Community Job Matching Platform - The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University has created a tool where you can add yourself to the talent pool and search job listings in the field. Organizations can also post opportunities to the list. 

Clarify Your Path

Get started with our Steps on Your Journey to a Public Service Career one-pager
Sign up for advising with a Cardinal Careers advisor or BEAM career coach
Identify your preferred Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement
Familiarize yourself with the typical Public Service Job Application Timeline
Explore working in local government through this two-pager
Stay on track with our year-by-year checklists: FroshSophomoreJunior, and Senior

Connect with Guides and Mentors

Get career advice from an alumni mentor on SAM
Learn more about different career paths through informational interviewing
Find alumni in your field of interest on LinkedIn and find their email addresses and Stanford affiliations on the Alumni Directory

Find Opportunities

Sign up for the Cardinal Careers Newsletter to receive a weekly email of curated public service jobs, fellowships, and internships
Participate in a public service internship through Cardinal Quarter
Search for social impact jobs and internships on Idealist
Apply for a Cardinal Careers Fellowship
Leverage our Guide to Getting Started in Public Service to find fellowships and sample organizations by your area of interest
Find summer and post-graduate fellowship opportunities on ProFellow
Search the Fellowships, Internships and Service Programs (FISP) Database
Consider serving as an AmeriCorps member and find programs on Service Year
Join our Public Service Jobs for Stanford Alumni Linkedin group

Present Yourself Well

Document your experiences and accomplishments using a resume template
Learn how to match your resumes and cover letters to job descriptions
Shape the narrative of your application by drafting an effective cover letter
Hone your interviewing skills with these sample interview questions and this practice platform

Stay Informed

Sign up for the Cardinal Careers Newsletter to receive public service jobs, fellowships, and internships right to your inbox!

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