Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Gardner Fellows, (from left) Aurora Lopez, Haazim Amirali, and Madhumitha (Madhu) Krishnan!

Read more about Aurora, Haazim and Madhu and their placements here.

The John Gardner Public Service Fellowship Program selects three Fellows from the graduating class of UC Berkeley and provides each a $38,000 stipend to work in the governmental or nonprofit organization that most closely fits their public sector interests. Fellows are matched with a senior-level mentor during their 10-month fellowship. Past fellows have been placed at the Department of Justice, UN Global Pulse, and California Governor Newsom's office. The goal of the John Gardner Fellowship is to provide meaningful postgraduate leadership opportunities for UC Berkeley’s best students. Applications will open this summer, and the deadline is Thursday, February 10, 2022.

Each university has its own selection process and deadlines. This site is for UC Berkeley students interested in the Gardner Fellowship. Stanford University students should consult with the Haas Center for Public Service for details on how to apply to Stanford's Gardner Fellowship Program.

For more information about the Gardner Fellowship, please contact program director Terri Bimes: bimes [at] and/or attend an info session on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 4:00-5:00pm in Room 119 Moses Hall.

Meet last year's Gardner Fellows from Stanford.

Please sign up here to receive more information on the Gardner Fellowship and Matsui Center and IGS Fellowship and Grant programs.

Apply to be a Gardner Fellow!

Graduating seniors from UC Berkeley in the current academic year (December or May) who have a strong interest in public service are eligible to apply. We encourage applicants from a diverse pool of students with a wide variety of service experiences. If you are committed to public service and have leadership experience, we urge you to apply.  

Learn more about applying to the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship

2022-2023 Gardner Fellowship application 

2022-2023 Gardner Fellowship recommender form 

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Profile of John W. Gardner

John GardnerJohn Gardner earned degrees from Stanford and Berkeley and had an exceptional career in public service. He served under six presidents, most prominently as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under President Johnson. Learn more about John Gardner.