Cardinal Quarter offers Stanford undergraduates the opportunity to participate in a full-time, quarter-long (8+ week) public service experience designed to integrate student academic learning with field-based experience. Students can pursue prearranged placements or self-designed opportunities in both domestic and international settings. Nearly 500 opportunities are offered each year through more than 30 campus partners involved in the Cardinal Quarter initiative like the Bill Lane Center.
As partners with the Haas Center for Public Service, all Bill Lane Center prearranged internships are part of Cardinal Quarter. We encourage all Bill Lane Center interns to apply for a special Cardinal Service Transcript Notation, indiciating your commitment to public service on your Stanford academic transcript.
As Cardinal Quarter participants, students engage in pre-field preparatory programs, cohort activities, advising sessions with faculty members, and reflection activities during and after the service experience. Students will also receive a stipend award, which may be adjusted based on demonstrated financial need or for students traveling internationally or to high cost-of-living locations.