Welcome to the Phillips Brooks House!

Mindich Program
The Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship is the hub and department that provides support for all public service efforts at Harvard College. It is home to the Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC), Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship (MPES), Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), and Public Service Network (PSN), and collaborates closely with the Institute of Politics (IOP) and Office of Career Services (OCS) to provide students with a rich variety of volunteer, internship, coursework, and postgraduate opportunities in public service. The Phillips Brooks House also provides coordination, funding, and planning for public service, supports public service efforts in the first-year yard and houses, and leads collaborative efforts such as the first-year Day of Service, Public Service Recruiting Day, and the Public Interested Conference.

Message from the Interim Dean

Sheila thimba Headshot"Students are charged with using their education to create knowledge and promote understanding to better serve society. Over half of our students engage in volunteer work during their time in college and about 20% of our graduates pursue public interest work after they graduate. We want to create a culture where every Harvard College student is civically engaged in a meaningful way, whether that engagement is through political activism, volunteerism, scholarship, pre-professional, or intercultural experiences. We welcome you to engage in these efforts with us and as always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments!

– Sheila Thimba
Interim Dean for Public Service at Harvard College