Public Service


Harvard Senior and Family 'Feed the Frontlines,' Delivering Meals to New York City Hospital Workers

With restaurants struggling across the nation and healthcare workers working around the clock, Isabella M. Di Pietro ’20 and her family were inspired to start an organization that provides a way to support those frontline healthcare workers — while keeping the family restaurant business afloat.


Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Closes for the Season

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter announced it was closing for the rest of the season on Sunday morning, stopping daily lotteries for beds and halting in-person services amid challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.


IOP Director’s Internship Program Adds 20 New Host Programs, ‘Hometown’ Internships

This summer, the Director’s Internship program at Harvard’s Institute of Politics will offer funded summer internship opportunities at 145 host organizations, as well as a new program aimed at students interested in pursuing public service in their hometowns.


Peace Corps and AmeriCorps JFK Forum

Mark D. Gearan (left), Jody Olsen (center), and Barbara Stewart (right) discuss the importance of young people having the opportunity to pursue public service at the Institute of Politics.


PBHA Summer Employees Face Delayed Stipends

The Phillips Brooks House Association has delayed payment of stipends to roughly 50 summer program employees, which has presented difficulties for students across the organization’s programs, according to several student employees.


Thimba Outlines New Model For Public Service at Harvard College

As the College searches for a new assistant dean for public service, the Phillips Brooks House will pursue “a different model” of programming, College Dean for Administration Sheila C. Thimba said in an interview Tuesday.


The Phillips Brooks House

The Phillips Brooks House in Harvard Yard on Thursday afternoon. The building currently houses offices for the Center for Public Interest Careers, the Harvard Public Service Network, and the Phillips Brooks House Association.


Ralph Nader, Pete Davis Call on Law Students to Serve the Public Interest

Ralph Nader spoke at the Law Forum to discuss the need for more public interest lawyers and his belief in the School's need to support public interest careers.


Nearly Three-Quarters of Harvard Grads Pursued For-Profit Jobs in 2018

Seventy-two percent of Harvard College’s Class of 2018 planned to enter for-profit jobs after graduating last May, according to the most recent employment report released by the College’s Office of Career Services.


Administrators Conducting Review of Public Service at Harvard College

Before searching for a new Assistant Dean for Public Service, administrators are assessing the state of public service at the College.


Students Talk Summer Service at Campus Symposium

This summer, Keturah J. Gadson ’21 traded Cambridge brick for the open skies of Sunflower, Mississippi — a town with a population of just over 1,000 which she described as “frozen in time” — to help teach local students.


At Harvard Law School, A Push Toward Public Service

As the Law School enters its third century, questions about its purpose and duty to the world have caught the attention of its students, faculty, and alumni.


Students, Staff Aim to Make Public Service Opportunities More Accessible

Phillips Brooks House staff members and College students from a variety of campus public service organizations are working to create a new public service initiative.


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