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Cardinal Service offers programs that are designed to be transformative for students and beneficial to the community.

Cardinal Quarter cohort at the Consumer Protection Bureau
Summer or quarter of full-time service

Cardinal Quarter

Build knowledge, skills, and long-term networks. Make meaningful contributions to communities locally, nationally, and across the globe.

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EDUC332 Cardinal Course
Courses for credit

Cardinal Courses

Work with renowned faculty to address complex social and environmental issues. Choose from more than 150 classes that apply classroom knowledge to real-world problems.

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Ravenswood Reads tutoring program
Long-term commitment to service

Cardinal Commitment

Engage with a community to address a problem or need for at least three quarters while you’re at Stanford. See the impact sustained public service can have on a community, an issue, and you!

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Cardinal Careers fellows
Prepare for a career in service

Cardinal Careers

Get advice on starting your career search or fellowship process, find networking and job fair events, or apply for a full-time, mentored fellowship in a service-driven organization.

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Graduate Students

Graduate Public Service students

While the four main programs are mostly for undergraduate students, there are many other public service opportunities open to graduate students. Find community-based research opportunities, project funding, courses, and more!

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