Public Service

"We as a university live under the protections of the public trust. It is our obligation to nurture and educate talent to serve that trust — creating the people and the ideas that can change the world."
– President Drew Gilpin Faust, 2010 Harvard Commencement Address


Want to make a difference in the lives of individuals and your local and global communities?

The Kirkland Public Service team would love to help! 


Kirkland's 2018-19 Public Service Tutors: Kim Takacs (coordinator), Alexandra Chen (Non-Resident Tutor)

Public service could encompass any number of career paths: politics, policy, NGO work, teaching, research, law, direct service, community organizing, and much more. There are many different ways to serve others as part of any career/concentration or general life path. We want to help you find ways to do that, whether as a full time job, a summer internship, or term time opportunities.

Now accepting Applications for Kirkland House Public Service Student Representative: Apply Here

We host a few events during the year. Be on the look out on the open list for dates/times. Here are a couple of sample events:

  • Public Service Suppers:  This is our bi-weekly public service table hosted during Tuesday dinners in the Kirkland dining hall. This table is meant to be a casual way for those involved in public service or those interested in public service careers to support each other and learn about the opportunties in public service on campus and in the community. We are very excited to occasionally host public servants from many different sectors to talk about their experiences. Contact Kim Takacs if you have any questions.

Fall 2018 Public Service Suppers are 6:00pm on 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, Kirkland Dining Hall at the long table by the card swipe machine

  • Kirkland is a Voting House: In partnership with the IOP, Kirkland has pledged to be a voting house! We encourage all eligible students to vote in upcoming elections and will host several voter registration events this fall. 

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