Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

The Carlson Center develops and supports programs designed to incorporate
academic coursework with community-based learning and leadership.

Mary Gates Hall is closed and accessible via Husky Card to UW students, staff and faculty who have been given access to the building (for example, people who work in the building during normal operations). The building will remain secured until further notice. Our services and staff are available online and by phone. For updates on the University’s response to COVID-19 as well as information for students, please visit


Service opportunities are tied to academic coursework and address concerns that are identified and articulated by the community.

Service-learning staff are available by email at

Undergraduate Community-Based Internships (UCBI)

UW undergraduates interested in non-profit and public sector careers work in paid internships with local community-based organizations.

UCBI staff are available by email at

General Studies 350

General Studies 350 is one way to receive academic credit for the learning associated with an internship experience.

General Studies 350 questions can be routed by email to