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Public Service Opportunities for Graduate Students

Grad Students

Looking for Cardinal Service opportunities for grad students? Here are a few places to start.

Student Service Organizations

Log into CardinalSync to explore Stanford student organizations and find your fit. The Student Activities and Leadership website also has good resources and programs. More than 100 student groups address a variety of needs in our communities.

Graduate Public Service (GPS) Fellowship

The Haas Center for Public Service GPS Fellowship supports graduate students who want to explore and prepare for professorial or other careers in which they will engage in public scholarship and service.

Public Scholarship Summer Fellowship

Through the Haas Center's Public Scholarship Summer Fellowship, a graduating senior or coterm student can implement or follow through on an outreach or service component of a significant research project that they have undertaken (e.g., senior honors thesis, synthesis or other academically-integrated capstone experience.)

Service Events

The Graduate Student Council and the Graduate Student Programming Board sponsor one-time service events throughout the year. Rains Houses and the Escondido Village Community Service Committee offer service opportunities throughout the year based on interest.

Career Advising

Other resources

Several of Stanford’s professional schools offer resources and opportunities for students to engage in public service-related courses and activities, including:
Other Stanford resources include:
The Office of Community Engagement supports and promotes community-based research by faculty and graduate students. Contact Cynthea Geerdes for more information.


For more information about the Haas Center's public service opportunities for grad students, please contact Joanne Tien