Applications for Harvard College's student residential housing board and council are open!

September 20, 2019

Are you a leader in public service? Do you want to make public service an integral part of Harvard residential life? If so, apply to be a House Public Service Representative or Service to Society First-Year Council Member. Download applications here.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Attending one meeting each month during the 2019-2020 academic year;
  • Collaborating with their respective Public Service Tutors & Proctors and other public service representatives;
  • Planning and hosting at least one public service event in their respective residences each month (refer to minimum expectations list of events/activities);
  • Acting as a public service email liaison for volunteer opportunities and other relevant public service events and information to their respective Houses; and
  • Publicizing campus-wide ‘Service to Society’ projects in their respective houses.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Interested in public service and/or public interest careers
  • Capable of reaching out to and working with a diverse body of people including other students, Public Service Tutors, and Harvard staff
  • Willing to learn about primary public service offices/organizations’ structure and programming
  • Able to maintain open communication channels with public service staff
  • Responsive to emails
  • Self-directed, outgoing and creative
  • Available to field questions from students and address them in a timely manner
  • Able to conduct other responsibilities as they arise

House Public Service Representatives and Service to Society First-Year Council Members will receive funding each semester to sponsor public service-related events. Public Service Representatives and Service to Society First-Year Council Members will receive $300 stipends each semester for meeting expectations.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Pedro De Abreu, Service to Society Fellow, at