Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program Application

Thank you for your interest in the Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program. Before submitting an application, please review the program commitments

The application closes at 11:59pm Friday, March 18, 2022.

If you are a current Haas Leader and are seeking to re-apply for next year, please still complete Section I (Contact Information and Background). If your project will change in focus from your original proposal, please complete section II (Short Essay Questions) prompts 1-5 to capture the change.

We encourage transfer students new to the service landscape at Cal to consider serving with a community based organization through the Center’s Public Service Internships program. For open positions and program information, including program application, please visit the Public Service Internships website.

For all applicants, please submit a resume to by the 3/18/2022 deadline for your application to be complete. We encourage all applicants to use the Career Center’s guide to resume writing (PDF).

I. Contact Information and Background

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The Public Service Center is committed to raising funds for those who need it. Please share your financial aid status with us to help us make this happen. (Please check all that apply.)

Note: 65% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid

Not Eligible for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Eligible
Work-Study Eligible
Pell Grant Eligible

The Public Service Center is committed to making our programs accessible to all students. If accommodations, including mobility accommodations, would make this program accessible to you, please email Aileen Pagdanganan at any time before the application deadline.

II. Short Essay Questions 

Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders are expected to lead a service project that engages others in service for 10-12 hours per week throughout the academic year. 

III. References

Please provide contact information for two references, people who can speak to your leadership potential, commitment to serving the public good and ability to take on significant projects independently.  References should not be peers or family members; at least one reference should not be a peer/student.

IV. Resume

In your resume please be certain to include previous employment, extracurricular activities, and volunteer experiences. Also integrate traditional work-related skills, such as language proficiency, computer skills, writing, and research.
Please email your resume to