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Contribute your knowledge and experience to a worthwhile cause or find funding for your community-engaged project.

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Cardinal Service is an important part of Stanford's mission to benefit our region, country, and world. Community partners benefit from the expertise of graduate students, and engaging with the community to tackle societal problems benefits students academically, personally, and professionally.

While many Cardinal Service programs are aimed at undergraduate students, there are many other public service opportunities open to graduate students, including community-based research opportunities, project funding, courses, and student service organizations.

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Schneider Summer Fellowships: Audubon

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Cardinal Course

Shaping the Future of the Bay Area

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Support for your public service


The Haas Center for Public Service offers a workshop series for Stanford graduate students interested in exploring both academic (tenure-line) and alternative academic career paths with a focus on community-engaged research. Sessions are held over lunch on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons. Contact Clayton Hurd for more information.


Many Stanford centers and departments offer funding for graduate students to apply to their engaged scholarship projects. Explore opportunites

Community-Based Research

The Haas Center for Public Service offers courses and fellowships to support graduate students in their community-engaged research projects. See opportunities, and contact Clayton Hurd for more information.

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Katie Wullert's PhD research focused on gender and labor market inequality. She served as a Graduate Public Service Fellow at the Haas Center.

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