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 2020-21 Public Service Tutors: Taylor Stewart and Lumumba Seegars

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.

We host a few types of events during the year. Be on the look out on the open list for dates/times. These events include:

  • "Public Interest Table (The PIT)": We will host public servants from a variety of sectors to talk about their experiences.
  • Donation Boxes: We provide Kirklanders with opportunities to donate items to organizations serving populations in need.
  • Direct Service: We will provide Kirklanders with opportunities to volunteer together.