Public & Community Service

Stanford offers you a wide variety of public and community service opportunities, ranging from on-campus courses to off-campus research to community-based leadership projects. Students pursuing any course of study can find opportunities to serve and many offer academic credit.
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The Haas Center for Public Service offers many public and community service opportunities.
Service-learning combines academic study with public service. Through service-learning, students engage with various communities, explore possible careers and develop leadership skills while earning academic credit.
Undergraduate summer fellowships offer support for Stanford students who wish to make contributions to public service organizations and communities. This is for either prearranged placements or self-designed fellowship opportunities in both domestic and international settings. Students apply classroom knowledge in a professional setting.
Stanford sponsors two specific off-campus public service opportunities: a weeklong spring break service trip and a Washington, DC-based internship that lasts for one quarter.
Stanford students have the option of participating in ROTC through cross-enrollment agreements with three neighboring universities. Details on these programs as well as the Haas Center Military Service as Public Service Project are available on our ROTC page.
The Haas Center sponsors a number of research programs in public service. Additionally, students may engage in public service research projects of their own design with faculty and / or other students. Students seeking such opportunities should explore the Planning Research and Research Opportunities pages on this site.
In addition to the Public Service Fellow Leadership Program, the Haas Center sponsors leadership training, grants, workshops and awards for student organization and service leadership.