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The 2022-23 Ford Fellows (Maggie Roache, ’22; Zecheng Wang ’22; Kayla Williams ’22) pose at the Haas Center

Cardinal Careers

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When the time comes to leave Stanford, you can find a job in public service, or integrate service into any career.

Attend high-impact recruiting and networking events, explore internship and career opportunities, and take advantage of coaching and advising tailored to your professional goals and interests.

What is Cardinal Careers?

Cardinal Careers can prepare you to begin your post-Stanford career serving the public good. Networking with government and nonprofit organizations, applying for post-graduation public service fellowships, attending workshops and events—whatever your needs, you can find Cardinal Careers opportunities, advising, and resources to help you on your way.

Cardinal Careers Fellowships

If you are a graduating senior or coterm with a deep commitment to public service, consider applying for a Stanford Cardinal Careers Fellowship! Fellowships fund a one-year, full-time, mentored experience in an organization with a mission to serve the public good.

Applications for these post-graduation fellowships are due in January, with the exception of the Community Impact Fellowship, which is due in February. Contact an advisor to learn more.

Please note that graduating seniors are also eligible for some undergraduate fellowships.

Community Impact Fellowship

Work for a participating public interest organization and be part of a professional development cohort.
Apply for a Community Impact Fellowship

John Gardner Public Service Fellowship

Work in a government or nonprofit organization of your choice, matched with a mentor to guide your professional growth and development.
Apply for a Gardner Fellowship

Schneider Fellowship

Work at one of the Natural Resources Defense Council's regional offices to tackle today's sustainable energy challenges.
Learn more and apply for a Schneider Fellowship

Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy

Work in a mentored position at a U.S.-based grantmaking foundation of your choice, and learn about the role of philanthropy in society.
Apply for a Ford Fellowship

Learn more about the Haas Center's post-graduation fellowships

Schedule an advising appointment


 Schedule a one-on-one, half-hour advising appointment with a Cardinal Careers advisor and get started on your career search or fellowship process by navigating to Handshakechoosing "New Appointment" under "Career Center," and then selecting the "Public Service and Social Impact" category.


Looking for a first job in service? Check out our Cardinal Careers Resources to get started.

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