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 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.
Check back in December for 2024-25 opportunities.
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
Work at one of the Natural Resources Defense Council's regional offices to tackle today's sustainable energy challenges.
Learn more about Schneider Fellows
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
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 Handshake, choosing "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.