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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.

Graduate Summer Fellowship for Community Engaged Research

Through the Haas Center's Graduate Summer Fellowship for Community Engaged Research, a graduate student, graduating senior or coterm student can implement or follow through on an outreach, dissemination, or "action" component of a significant research project that they have undertaken (e.g., thesis, capstone project, qualifying paper, MA thesis, dissertation, etc.)

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

We have compiled a list of service-related opportunities for graduate students at Stanford, with contacts and links to more information where possible:
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