Cardinal Quarter offers you the opportunity to participate in a full-time, quarter-long (8+ week) 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.
Use the table below to explore our diverse array of opportunities to serve, and feel free to contact Jon McConnell, Valerie Chow, or Hilary Douglas at the Haas Center with any questions. Peer advisors are also available.
|Program Name||Summary||Deadline Month||Location||Sponsoring Unit|
|Advancing Gender Equity Fellowship||Learn about gender, diversity, and social justice through a summer practicum with a nonprofit organization or government agency addressing social, political, or economic issues affecting women.||February||U.S., International||Women's Community Center, Haas Center for Public Service|
|African Service Fellowship||Learn about and help alleviate social and economic issues in Africa.||February||International||Center for African Studies, Haas Center for Public Service|
|Alexander Tung Memorial Fellowship||Design and implement a summer project that explores the use of science and technology for the benefits of society.||February||U.S., International||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Alternative Spring Break Continuation Fellowship||Allows students to expand on their ASB or TGB experience through a summer internship opportunity working with a host community organization.||May||U.S.||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Andrew J. Daher Memorial Fellowship||Develop projects that explore the intersections of business or economics and public service.||February||U.S., International||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Bill Lane Center Internships||
The Bill Lane Center for the American West offers a multitude of opportunities for undergraduates and graduating seniors to work with organizations throughout the West dedicated to tackling the abundant environmental, economic, and social challenges facing the region.
|February||U.S.||Bill Lane Center for American West|
|Black Diaspora Fellowship||The Black Diaspora Fellowship enables students to participate in a summer practicum working with a nonprofit organization or government agency on social, political and/or economic issues affecting Black American communities.||February||U.S.||Black Community Services Center, Haas Center for Public Service|
|BOSP Continuation International Fellowship||Apply what you have learned through a Bing Overseas Studies Program to a summer internship in the country where you have completed at least one quarter of a study abroad experience.||February||International||Bing Overseas Studies Program, Haas Center for Public Service|
|Cardinal Course Fellowship||Apply what you have learned through a Cardinal Course to a summer practicum experience working with a host community organization.||May||U.S., International||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Chicanx/Latinx Communities Fellowship||The Chicanx/Latinx Communities Fellowship enables students to engage with Chicanx/Latinx communities and apply their experience, academic pursuits, and leadership development to address issues of race, social justice, equity, inclusion, and artistic expressive history in movements for social change centered on the Chicanx/Latinx experience.||February||U.S.||El Centro Chicano y Latino|
|Community Arts Fellowship||Work in the areas of curating, presenting, outreach, and arts education.||February||U.S., International||Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Haas Center for Public Service|
|Community-Based Research Fellowship Program||Participate on a team of faculty, students and community partners to conduct research that addresses community-identified needs.||March||U.S., International||Haas Center for Public Service|
|CS+Social Good Summer Fellowship||Design your own summer experience working with an organization using technology to address social issues.||February||U.S., International||CS + Social Good, Haas Center for Public Service|
|CSRE Community Research Summer Internships||
The CSRE Community Based Research Fellowship facilitates the development of innovative student research experiences in collaboration with community partners to address community-identified concerns.
|February||U.S., International||Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity|
|Donald Kennedy Public Service Fellowship||Design and implement a summer service project with measurable outcomes that helps communities take a creative approach to addressing their needs.||February||U.S., International||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Earth Systems Public Service Summer Fellowship||Apply what you have learned through interdisciplinary environmental studies to a summer internship experience.||February||U.S., International||Earth Systems Program, Haas Center for Public Service|
|Education Achievement Fellowship||Engage in a summer practicum at an education-focused nonprofit, foundation, or government agency as part of a cohort in Boulder, Colorado.||April||U.S.||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Education and Youth Development Fellowships||Education and Youth Development Fellows spend the summer working with local community partners to support summer youth programs and/or address youth and education-related issues.||April||International, California, San Francisco Bay Area||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Empowering Asian/Asian American Communities Fellowship||Allows students to engage with Asian/Asian American communities to apply what they have learned in and out of the classroom about race, diversity, equity, social justice, and the Asian/Asian American experience. Students will participate in a summer practicum experience working with a nonprofit organization or government agency on social, political or economic issues affecting Asian/Asian American communities.||February||U.S.||Asian American Activities Center, Haas Center for Public Service|
|Engineering in Service International Fellowship||Apply what you have learned through your academic studies to a summer practicum working with a technical/engineering-centered international nonprofit organization or government agency.||February||International||Global Engineering Programs, Haas Center for Public Service|
|Externally Sponsored Opportunities||Engage in a summer fellowship program, not sponsored by Stanford, and join the Cardinal Quarter summer cohort.||Other / Varying deadlines||Not Specified|
|FEED Collaboration Innovation||Work on projects related to collective impact and innovation strategy for designing a more sustainable local food system.||February||San Francisco Bay Area||FEED Collaborative, Haas Center for Public Service|
|Freeman Spogli Institute Global Policy Internships||
The FSI Global Policy Internships program provides placement, mentorship, and a stipend to students engaging in off-campus internships at international policy and international affairs organizations.
|February||U.S., International||Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies|
|Global Service Fellows||Funding for opportunities offered through the Omprakash network or by service-learning program providers. Includes enrollment and engagement in the EdGE curriculum.||April||International||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Global Studies Internship Program||
The Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Division offers highly qualified Stanford students an opportunity to extend classroom knowledge of the world, to immersive cultural and working experiences through the Global Studies Internship Program.
|February||International||Stanford Global Studies|
|Halper Summer Fellowship||Pursue international public service opportunities in partnership with community organizations around the world.||February||International||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Human Rights Summer Fellowship||Enable students to make a valuable contribution in the fields of human rights and international justice either in partnership with a relevant organization or through community-based research, with the guidance and supervision of Stanford faculty.||February||International||WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice|
|Indigenous Communities Fellowship||The Indigenous Communities Fellowship enables students to participate in a summer internship working with a nonprofit, government, or tribal organization on social, political, and/or economic issues impacting American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Indigenous Pacific Islander communities.||February||U.S., International||Native American Cultural Center|
|Jane Stanford Fellowships||Design and implement a service initiative that expands on work started through a Cardinal Course, study abroad experience, Alternative Spring Break, or other campus program. *Fellowship duration is one quarter.||Rolling||U.S., International||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Joint Science Research and Education Internship||Interns will learn about plant reproductive biology and will conduct a research project in this area. Interns will also participate in the K-12 science education outreach efforts of the lab through workshops on curriculum development with the Science in Service Program at the Haas Center for Public Service, and will develop plant biology lesson plans for local schools.||February||San Francisco Bay Area||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Koret Foundation Fellowship||Design and implement summer service projects within the context of the Jewish community.||February||U.S.||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Krupp Internship Program||Internships with a German institution, organization or company in a field related to your studies (research & development for sustainable production and consumption, public policy, international relations and development, social service, civil rights, urban development, etc.).||Rolling||International||Bing Overseas Studies Program|
|Latin American Studies Summer Internship Grants||
Summer Internship Grants are available to undergraduate students interested in completing an independent internship in Latin America. Grants are generally dispensed for summer projects, but may be considered for alternative timing as well.
|February||International||Stanford Global Studies|
|Minev Family Fellowship||Engage in public service opportunities in Brazil, Bulgaria, or other countries in South America.||February||International||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Non-Funded or Self-Funded Opportunities||If you are taking part in an internship experience paid by your host organization or your expenses are being covered through another source, you can still be part of the Cardinal Quarter 2018 cohort.||May||U.S., International||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Philanthropy Fellowship||Learn about and participate in the grantmaking process at a San Francisco Bay Area foundation.||April||San Francisco Bay Area||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Program on Social Entrepreneurship Internships||Work with the Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford (SEERS) Fellows and learn more about social innovation career pathways||May||International, San Francisco Bay Area||Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Haas Center for Public Service|
Dosti offers an annual summer program in India where a small group of students work toward addressing the needs of a community, particularly in elementary education.
|Public Interest Law Fellowship||Work to advance the public good and achieve social justice through the law.||February||U.S.||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Public Policy Summer Internships||
Internship stipends are available to continuing Stanford Public Policy students interested in completing an unpaid summer internship with a public or non-profit organization. Eligible students must be in good academic standing, have completed sufficient coursework in the Public Policy core curriculum, and the internship must be related to the student’s program of study or career plans.
|February||U.S.||Public Policy Program|
|Public Scholarship Postgraduate Summer Fellowship||Implement or follow through on an outreach or service component of a significant research project. *For graduating seniors and coterms.||March||U.S., International||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Roland Longevity Fellowship||Conduct research on issues of aging or provide service to long-lived adults.||April||U.S., International||Haas Center for Public Service|
Work at leading U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to tackle today's sustainable energy challenges.
|January||U.S., Washington DC, New York City, San Francisco Bay Area||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Seed Internships (Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies)||
For students interested in private sector solutions to international development, Seed offers internships with small to medium sized businesses in Africa and India participating in the Institute's Transformation Program.
|Social E Fellows||Work in the social entrepreneurship arena with an established social entrepreneur as a mentor.||February||U.S.||Haas Center for Public Service|
|Spirituality, Service and Social Change Fellowship||Integrate spiritual exploration with service to communities in the Bay Area.||February||San Francisco Bay Area||Office of Religious Life, Haas Center for Public Service|
|Stanford Arts: Summer Internship Program in Arts Administration||
Provides invaluable experience to Stanford students interested in pursuing careers as arts professionals in various aspects of administration, production, and management. Placements are available in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York metropolitan area, and Washington, D.C.
|Stanford Energy Internships in California/Colorado (SEIC)||
State-level efforts are essential in our fight against climate change, especially in the field of energy. Stanford University is committed to helping by integrating its best students into the local energy and climate ecosystem through Stanford Energy Internships in California/Colorado (SEIC), an energy-related summer internship program for its undergraduate and graduate students.
|February||California||Precourt Institute for Energy, Bill Lane Center for American West, Stanford in Government|
|Stanford Environmental Internships in California||For summer 2017, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is identifying key CA agencies and decision-makers who are addressing environmental issues to create exciting summer internship placement opportunities for Stanford undergraduates.||February||California||Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Haas Center for Public Service|
|Stanford in Government (SIG) Fellowships and Stipends||Gain meaningful public policy experience at government and nonprofit organizations.||February||U.S., International||Stanford in Government|