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 2017-18 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 also 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.

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:

  • ‘Guests For Good’ Dinners:  We are very excited to invite public servants from many different sectors for intimate dinners with students to talk about their experiences. Contact Kim Takacs if you have any questions about signups. 
  • Public Service/Interest Summer Options – Come learn more about the opportunities available to you in public service for the summer. Harvard University representatives will share internships, volunteer ops and other and the resources they can provide in helping you secure your ideal public service role.

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