Student Service Corps

Student Service Corps (SSC) is a program that promotes the growth of civic responsibility and a mindset of service among youth in the United States. SSC accomplishes this through two main components: 1) encouraging young people to serve their communities through government agencies and nonprofit organizations, and 2) promoting career choices in public service. 

Students who contribute at least 100 service hours at a government agency — at any level of government — or a nonprofit organization are eligible to qualify for a public service fellowship. The fellowship will support opportunities for college students to intern at government or nonprofit organizations during the summer and will include a stipend of up to $5,000 to offset the costs of expenses of the internship/service opportunity or tuition.

Student Service Corps (SSC) is a program that promotes the growth of civic responsibility and a mindset of service among youth in the United States. SSC accomplishes this through two main components: 1) encouraging young people to serve their communities through government agencies and nonprofit organizations, and 2) promoting career choices in public service. 

Students who contribute at least 100 service hours at a government agency — at any level of government — or a nonprofit organization are eligible to qualify for a public service fellowship. The fellowship will support opportunities for college students to intern at government or nonprofit organizations during the summer and will include a stipend of up to $5,000 to offset the costs of expenses of the internship/service opportunity or tuition.

2021 Public Service Fellows

Anusha Natarajan, Arizona State University

Anusha Natarajan is a junior at Arizona State University, where she studies sociology and history with a minor in Spanish and certificates in human rights and international studies. Driven by change and hard work, Anusha likes to be involved in her community domestically and internationally. She currently serves as the civic-engagement coalition chair and an Andrew Goodman fellow at her university, advancing voter education. As the Director of Advocacy of her honors college council, Anusha worked extensively with the Deans to increase civic engagement and racial justice. She helped develop the first racial justice Task Force at the honors college, which brings together faculty, staff, and students to come up with solutions to improve diversity and inclusion on campus. Passionate for culture and education, Anusha helped create an educational nonprofit called Culture Talk, which provides resources for teachers and schools to use to diversify their curriculum in social studies. In the future, Anusha wants to work for the Department of State in the Bureau of Human Rights, Democracy, and Labor.

Carl Lasker, Yale Law School

Carl Lasker is an incoming J.D. candidate at Yale Law School (class of 2024). He discovered his passion for public service through a Mitzvah project in seventh grade when he led elementary school kids from his local Boys and Girls Club in a lesson about Judaism and went door-to-door on weekends to raise over $2,000 for club activities. Carl spent the past year serving as a classroom assistant, tutor, and near-peer mentor in an under-resourced D.C. public school with City Year AmeriCorps. He wrote about his decision to serve in the Stennis Center for Public Service’s inaugural edition of Public Service Review. Before serving with City Year, Carl served as a legislative intern in the office of Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, a math and public health tutor for eighth-graders in South Africa, and a classroom shadow for students with special needs in Northern Virginia. Carl graduated summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary in 2020 with a B.A. in public policy. He is honored to be chosen as a member of the Stennis Center’s Student Service Corps.

Anusha Natarajan, Arizona State University

Anusha Natarajan is a junior at Arizona State University, where she studies sociology and history with a minor in Spanish and certificates in human rights and international studies. Driven by change and hard work, Anusha likes to be involved in her community domestically and internationally. She currently serves as the civic-engagement coalition chair and an Andrew Goodman fellow at her university, advancing voter education. As the Director of Advocacy of her honors college council, Anusha worked extensively with the Deans to increase civic engagement and racial justice. She helped develop the first racial justice Task Force at the honors college, which brings together faculty, staff, and students to come up with solutions to improve diversity and inclusion on campus. Passionate for culture and education, Anusha helped create an educational nonprofit called Culture Talk, which provides resources for teachers and schools to use to diversify their curriculum in social studies. In the future, Anusha wants to work for the Department of State in the Bureau of Human Rights, Democracy, and Labor.

Carl Lasker, Yale Law School

Carl Lasker is an incoming J.D. candidate at Yale Law School (class of 2024). He discovered his passion for public service through a Mitzvah project in seventh grade when he led elementary school kids from his local Boys and Girls Club in a lesson about Judaism and went door-to-door on weekends to raise over $2,000 for club activities. Carl spent the past year serving as a classroom assistant, tutor, and near-peer mentor in an under-resourced D.C. public school with City Year AmeriCorps. He wrote about his decision to serve in the Stennis Center for Public Service’s inaugural edition of Public Service Review. Before serving with City Year, Carl served as a legislative intern in the office of Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, a math and public health tutor for eighth-graders in South Africa, and a classroom shadow for students with special needs in Northern Virginia. Carl graduated summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary in 2020 with a B.A. in public policy. He is honored to be chosen as a member of the Stennis Center’s Student Service Corps.

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One Research Boulevard, Ste. 104, Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 325-8409

201 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Ste. C-7, Washington, D.C. 20002 

(202) 546-1837