Our long-standing community partners tell us that as a result of their engagement with UC Berkeley and the Public Service Center, they are better able to meet their short- and long-term objectives.
Ways to Partner with the Center
There are several ways to formally partner with the Public Service Center or another office on campus, including hosting on-site interns, sharing opportunities at your organization, or applying for funding with a UC Berkeley department as a partner.
Host a Student through the Center’s Programs
Applications and information will be posted here when we are recruiting. If you would like to talk to someone about the opportunities available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host an Intern. Host a UC Berkeley student as an intern through the Public Service Internship programs. Applications are available in January each year for the following academic year. The link to the online application will be available here when the application is live.
Host a college student from China as an intern through the W.T. Chan Fellowship. Site placement decisions are made in March/April each year, and interns serve from August through December.
Reach out to student groups. Reach out to one of the Center's affiliated student groups to find student volunteers.
Announce Your Opportunities
Submit your opportunity for our monthly newsletter. Send the Center a short description of your public service event or volunteer opportunity to include in our monthly newsletter, which goes out to approximately 2,500 students across campus. Please submit your information to email@example.com by the 1st of the month, including a website URL.
Post an internship through the Career Center. If you have an internship or job opening (full-time, part-time, paid, or unpaid), you can post the opportunity with the Career Center for free.
Post your opportunity to our VolunteerMatch database. Follow the directions to post your opportunity on the VolunteerMatch website. Then email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you have created a profile and would like us to highlight the opportunity.
Contact academic advisers. Academic advisers can help you find volunteers. By their third year, most UC Berkeley students have declared their major field of study and have been assigned an adviser. These staff members distribute fellowship, leadership, and service opportunities to their students. We suggest that you be selective and target advisers in the fields/disciplines where you are most likely to find students with an interest in the volunteer opportunities offered by your organization. You can contact academic advisers within the College of Letters and Sciences (PDF), or promote education-related service opportunities by contacting the Education Minor staff coordinator. You can also ask about becoming approved for academic credit through field studies or a special studies course.
Recruit Graduate Students
Programs throughout the campus place graduate students with community organizations to conduct advanced research and other services. See individual program websites for details and application information. Most programs recruit community sites over the summer, with applications due in August.
Opportunities for community organizations to partner with graduate students include:
- Goldman School of Public Policy — Policy Analysis
- Haas School of Business Board Fellows Program or Social Sector Solutions
- School of Public Health Interns
- School of Social Welfare Field Placement
Apply for Funding
The Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund offers funding to campus/community partnerships whose work takes place in the City of Berkeley. Details about opportunities and application information is on the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund website.