Any Stanford student

Emerging Leaders Retreat

Emerging Leaders Retreat 2014 group photo

Each spring the Haas Center hosts an Emerging Leaders Retreat for freshmen (and a few sophomores) who are starting to take on public service leadership roles at Stanford and in communities.


Postgraduate Program Student Assistant (school year and summer)


2 or 3


Up to 8–10 hours/week during academic year (flexible schedules and some telecommuting options), up to 20 hours/week during summer.

Reports to

Leslie Garvin


25 Public Service Job Tips

In celebration of the Haas Center's 25th anniversary, the Postgraduate and Alumni Program debuts 25 Tips for Landing a Public Service Job. We hope they help you connect with an opportunity to make a positive impact through your work.

(And for more where these came from, contact Megan Swezey Fogarty to make an appointment for individual advising!)


Banking / Funding

Creating an annual budget (here is a PDF sample) is one of the first, most important steps in planning for your group’s events and activities. Almost every funding source requires a budget when you request funds. Budgeting can help your group better plan events and avoid financial surprises. Make your budget early, and update it often. For complete instructions, see Financial Planning.


2010-2011 Summer Resident Assistant Forms

2010-2011 Summer RA Confirmation of Acceptance Form

Please print out the Confirmation of Acceptance form, then enter in all applicable information.  "Init" is short for "initial here."

Student Type: 

Student Jobs

service starsThe Haas Center for Public Service engages part-time student employees to achieve our mission. 

We welcome Stanford undergraduate and graduate students to work with us in student staff positions. Job responsibilities range from writing stories to organizing student tutors to administrative support.


Fundraising Tips

  • Exhaust on-campus funding options before considering off-campus funding
  • Effective fundraising requires sufficient lead-time and good organization
  • Have one person in your group keep track of funding progress
  • Include a detailed budget with real cost estimates to expedite donor review of your requests
  • Donors can take time (often up to 2 months) to process donations
  • If you need the funds to book speakers, obtain space or advertise y

Application and Approval Process

  1. Develop a program proposal and detailed, reasonable budget including the following:

    • Anticipated expenses
    • On-campus funding sources solicited and result
    • Desired amount to raise from your proposed off-campus funding sources
  2. Fill out the Off-campus Fundraising Application.

    • Proposals that do not have sufficient lead-time cannot be accepted.
  3. Meet with an SAL advisor to discuss


Off-campus Fundraising

University policies govern all fundraising activities for cash, goods or services done by departments and student groups directed to off-campus entities including local businesses, corporations, foundations or individuals.  Off-campus fundraising activities by any Stanford entity including student organizations is restricted and in most cases requires prior University approval from the Office of Development.


On-Campus Funding Sources

Find Funding On Campus!

Primary Sources of Funding

Web Site Award Range When to Apply Notes/Req's