The Haas Center for Public Service is the hub of Cardinal Service, a university-wideendeavor to make service an essential feature of a Stanford education. Through more than 170 community-engaged learning courses and 500 full-time service fellowships and internships, the Haas Center supports students in making a sustained service commitment and pursuing a public service career.
Dedicate a summer or quarter to full-time service
Through Cardinal Quarter opportunities offered by 35 campus partners, you can build knowledge, skills, and networks while making meaningful contributions to public service organizations locally, nationally, and across the globe.
Take a course that applies classroom knowledge to real-world social problems
Work with renowned faculty across disciplines through Cardinal Courses that address complex social and environmental issues. Choose from more than 150 innovative classes that integrate rigorous coursework with real-world service experience.
Make a long-term commitment to service
Making a Cardinal Commitment means engaging with a community to address a problem or need for at least three quarters while you’re at Stanford. You’ll develop a personal mission statement describing your commitment, receive advice and guidance from a mentor or supervisor, and spend some time documenting and reflecting on your service experience.
Pursue work in the public interest or integrate service into any career
The Cardinal Careers team makes public service careers more visible, valued, and accessible to Stanford students through advising, events, fellowships, and much more.