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Cardinal Commitment, Leadership program, Volunteer, Student service organization

Multi-quarter part-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

Cardinal Commitment supports and honors students’ individual sustained public 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.

Application Deadline:

N/A

Location:

United States

When:

Other

Open to:

Undergraduates,
Co-term,
Graduate Students
Cardinal Quarter, Fellowship / internship, Grant / stipend

Quarter-long full-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

Through the Jane Stanford Fellowship, continuing undergraduate students design and implement a service experience during the fall, winter or spring quarter. Students are encouraged to think about how their academic background and prior experiences might be useful to organizations and communities trying to develop better ways of addressing challenges they face. This fellowship provides an opportunity for students to expand on work started through a Cardinal Course, study abroad experience, student organization, or other campus program.

Application Deadline:

February 11, 2022 | 11:10 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

International

When:

Other

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Commitment

Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

Cardinal Commitment supports and honors students’ individual sustained public 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.

Application Deadline:

N/A

Location:

United States

When:

Autumn
Winter
Spring
Summer
Other

Open to:

Undergraduates,
Co-term,
Graduate Students
Leadership program

One-time event in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Law, Policy & Justice, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering

Get to know other students, learn more about Stanford’s neighboring communities, and better understand how you can do community service in your time at Stanford.

Pre-orientation Service Experience

Application Deadline:

June 27, 2022 | 11:59 PM

Location:

Bay Area

When:

Autumn

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Quarter, Fellowship / internship

Quarter-long full-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Law, Policy & Justice, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering

Over 500 opportunities are offered each year through more than 30 campus partners involved in the Cardinal Quarter initiative--and this is Hillel's FIRST TIME being an official Cardinal Quarter partner! If selected for this program, you will be an Inaugural Hillel Cardinal Quarter Fellow. Combine your interests in service and Judaism through this sponsored summer opportunity.

The goal of the stipend is to make it as easy as possible for you to serve. As a baseline, Hillel is able to generously subsidize living costs--whether this opportunity is near or far.

Please note: we are hoping to be able to offer in-person service opportunities by this summer, but will be strictly following COVID-19 guidelines as they continue to change.

Hillel at Stanford

Application Deadline:

March 15, 2021 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

N/A

When:

Summer

Open to:

N/A
Cardinal Quarter

Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

Through the Education and Youth Development Fellowship, a Cardinal Quarter opportunity, students spend the summer working with community partners prearranged by the Haas Center to support youth programs and/or address youth and education-related issues. 

Students who have self-identified educational service opportunities within the United States should apply for funding through the Haas Center Cardinal Quarter Fellowship

Application Deadline:

April 4, 2022 | 11:57 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

United States

When:

Summer

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Careers

Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

Through the Cardinal Careers Community Impact Fellowship, graduating seniors and coterms work in full-time, 10- to 12-month paid positions in nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area, with occasional placements in other cities throughout the United States.  Fellows are paid a stipend plus health insurance coverage as needed.

Application Deadline:

April 17, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

United States

When:

Other

Open to:

Undergraduates,
Co-term
Cardinal Quarter

Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

This opportunity and application encompass the following Haas Center-sponsored and co-sponsored fellowships in the domestic U.S., including: Black Diaspora Fellowship, Public Service Projects Fellowship, Roland Longevity Fellowship, and ">

Application Deadline:

April 4, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

United States

When:

Summer

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Quarter, Fellowship / internship, Grant / stipend

Quarter-long full-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Law, Policy & Justice, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering

Conduct research on issues of aging or provide service to long-lived adults.

Application Deadline:

April 4, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

N/A

When:

Summer

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Quarter, Fellowship / internship, Grant / stipend

Quarter-long full-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Law, Policy & Justice, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering

Work with a community partner to design and implement service projects resulting in tangible deliverables used to sustain service to a community.

Application Deadline:

April 4, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

N/A

When:

Summer

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Quarter, Fellowship / internship, Grant / stipend

Quarter-long full-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

This opportunity and application encompass all self-designed Haas Center-sponsored and co-sponsored fellowships in the domestic U.S., including: Advancing Gender Equity Fellowship, Alex Tung Memorial Fellowship, Black Diaspora Fellowship, ">

Application Deadline:

February 1, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

United States

When:

Summer

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Quarter

Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

Lyric McHenry fellows work with an arts organization or a community-based organization using the arts to further racial/social justice. With the help of staff from the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), CAF Fellows will determine a course of research and preparation for their summer learning experience.

Application Deadline:

March 11, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

International

When:

Summer

Open to:

Undergraduates,
Co-term
Cardinal Commitment, Cardinal Courses, Courses for credit, Leadership program, Research

Multi-quarter part-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Law, Policy & Justice, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering

The Public Service Scholars Program (PSSP) supports students toward completing a senior honors thesis, MA thesis, or capstone project. Join a community of scholars as you pursue rigorous research that is informed by and useful to specific community organizations or public interest constituencies. 

Public Service Scholars Program

Application Deadline:

April 15, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

N/A

When:

Spring
Winter

Open to:

Undergraduates,
Coterm
Cardinal Careers

Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

Through the Cardinal Careers Community Impact Fellowship, graduating seniors and coterms work in full-time, 10- to 12-month paid positions in nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area, with occasional placements in other cities throughout the United States.  Fellows are paid a stipend plus health insurance coverage as needed.

Application Deadline:

February 4, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

United States

When:

Other

Open to:

Undergraduates,
Co-term
Cardinal Commitment

Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

The Strauss Scholarship pays tribute to the vision, ideals, and leadership of Donald A. Strauss, and to his life-long commitment to public service and to education.The Scholarship promotes the value of public service in the education and preparation of our future leaders. In financing innovative student-generated projects which foster leadership skills, the Donald A. Strauss Foundation encourages optimism and an enduring interest in public service. The Foundation annually awards $15,000 to no fewer than 10 and no more than 15 California college sophomores and/or juniors.

Application Deadline:

January 30, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

International

When:

Autumn
Winter
Spring
Summer

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Quarter, Fellowship / internship, Grant / stipend

Quarter-long full-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

Through the Education and Youth Development Fellowship, a Cardinal Quarter opportunity, students spend the summer working with community partners prearranged by the Haas Center to support youth programs and/or address youth and education-related issues. 

Students who have self-identified educational service opportunities within the United States should apply for funding through the Haas Center Cardinal Quarter Fellowship

Application Deadline:

February 1, 2022 | 11:57 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

United States

When:

Summer

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Quarter, Fellowship / internship, Grant / stipend

Quarter-long full-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

For Academic Year 2021-22 (inclusive of summer 2022), proof of vaccination will be required for all undergraduate travel, with no exceptions. The final decision to proceed with international learning opportunities is dependent upon factors such as a continued decline in case numbers and increase in vaccinations in specific locations.

Application Deadline:

February 1, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

International

When:

Summer

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Careers

Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

The John Gardner Public Service Fellowship provides opportunities for graduating seniors to invest their talent, energy and training in public service. Six fellows, three from Stanford and three from UC Berkeley, are selected each spring. Fellows work full-time for ten months with a government or nonprofit agency of their choice in the continental United States.

Application Deadline:

January 6, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

United States

When:

Other

Open to:

Undergraduates,
Co-term
Cardinal Quarter, Fellowship / internship, Grant / stipend

Quarter-long full-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

Through Philanthropy Fellowships, a Cardinal Quarter opportunity, Stanford undergraduate students can spend the summer working in full time positions with Bay Area grantmaking foundations that are prearranged by the Haas Center. 

Application Deadline:

February 1, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

United States

When:

Summer

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Quarter

Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

The Steinbeck / Gentlemen of the Road Service Fellowship brings together students from Stanford and San José State. In the spirit of John Steinbeck, the students will complete a summer of service in California’s Salinas Valley or Central Valley. The overall mission is to respect Steinbeck’s legacy by combining public service and creative writing, and to encourage engaged collaboration between students from the two great universities of “Steinbeck Country”.

Application Deadline:

February 1, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

United States

When:

Summer

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Careers

Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering, Law, Policy & Justice

DEADLINE EXTENDED - JANUARY 28

The Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy was created in 2001 to provide young professionals with intensive, mentored experiences in domestic foundations in order to educate Stanford graduates about the role of philanthropy in society and encourage them to enter the field. The fellowship is made possible by the generous support of Susan Ford Dorsey's Sand Hill Foundation and Philanthropic Ventures Foundation. 

Application Deadline:

January 28, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

United States

When:

Other

Open to:

Undergraduates,
Co-term
Cardinal Commitment, Student service organization

Multi-quarter part-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development

MELODY strives to bring the world of music to underprivileged elementary school students in the local community.

Application Deadline:

N/A

Location:

Stanford

When:

N/A

Open to:

Undergraduates,
Graduate Students,
Coterm
Cardinal Quarter, Fellowship / internship, Grant / stipend

Quarter-long full-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Law, Policy & Justice, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering

Explore personal values, beliefs, and meaning in one’s life to better understand motivations to commit to service and social change.

Application Deadline:

February 1, 2022 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

Location:

N/A

When:

Summer

Open to:

Undergraduates
Cardinal Commitment, Student service organization

Multi-quarter part-time in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Law, Policy & Justice, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering

ASB aims to expose Stanford students to complex social and cultural issues.

Application Deadline:

N/A

Location:

Stanford

When:

Autumn
Spring
Summer
Winter

Open to:

Undergraduates,
Graduate Students,
Coterm
Cardinal Courses, Cardinal Quarter

Quarter-long course in Arts & Media, Education & Youth Development, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Law, Policy & Justice, Socio-Economic Prosperity, Technology & Engineering
Cardinal Service Notation

Application Deadline:

N/A

Location:

N/A

When:

Autumn
Spring

Open to:

Undergraduates
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