The University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University jointly established the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship Program in 1985 to encourage new Stanford and UC Berkeley graduates to invest their talent, energy, and training in public service. Since then, nearly 200 public service fellows have launched careers in service leadership across all sectors, including mentorship placements at the United Nations, U.S. Senate, Children’s Defense Fund and more.

Each spring, six graduating seniors (three from Berkeley and three from Stanford), are selected as John Gardner Public Service Fellows. Fellows are awarded $30,000 for a ten-month mentorship assignment with a senior figure in a government or nonprofit agency.

More information about the Gardner Fellowship Program and how to apply can be found at the John Gardner Fellowship Program websites at UC Berkeley and Stanford. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the administrators at each school:

The John Gardner Fellowship Program at Stanford University
Administrator: Leslie Garvin

The John Gardner Fellowship Program at UC Berkeley
Administrator: Terri Bimes