Information for Applicants

Agency

Application to host a Fellow in Summer 2021 is due by 5pm on Friday, November 6, 2020.

Yale University seeks placements from nonprofit and public sector agencies in the City of New Haven for the 2021 President’s Public Service Fellowship. The Fellowship was established in 1994 as part of Yale’s expanded partnerships with New Haven.  It provides full funding for Yale students to work full-time during the summer in New Haven.  More than 850 Yale University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students have contributed nearly 360,000 hours of community service to New Haven nonprofit and public sector agencies as President’s Public Service Fellows since 1994, and Yale anticipates placing up to 30 students in the summer of 2021.  

New Haven nonprofit and public sector organizations may submit a proposal for a placement that addresses their priorities and strategic plans and that provide substantive work for Fellows in the city of New Haven.  Work must benefit people who live and/or work in New Haven, and the organization (as well as the work of the PPSF Fellow) must be located in New Haven.  As Yale seeks to support ongoing, strategic partnerships to strengthen New Haven, we will give particular priority to placements that promote:

  • Economic development
  • Neighborhood revitalization, especially increasing homeownership
  • Education and programs for youth
  • Downtown vitality

In light of the pandemic, we are asking prospective sites to submit proposals for Fellows to work remotely in the summer of 2021.  If restrictions are lifted by the University, organizations will be contacted to submit updated proposals.

Yale University will review submitted proposals and then select those to be publicized to interested student applicants on the PPSF website.  Please note the actual number of placements is limited.  Not all proposals will be chosen as potential sites to which students may apply, and not every placement will be filled.  Placements with clearly developed projects and goals will be of most interest. Organizations should submit proposals for projects that have a likelihood of being completed during the course of summer.  Yale will pay Fellows directly but any other project costs (i.e., materials, office supplies, etc.) are the responsibility of the organization.  Job responsibilities that might carry specific requirements should be clearly noted.

Download Prospective Site Application

Graduate and Professional Students

Applications for PPSF 2021 will be posted by November 30, 2020.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be Yale students not in their final year of study, and must be in good academic standing.  Prior PPSF Fellows may not apply.

Requirements of the Fellowship

  • In light of the current pandemic, Fellows will work remotely for assigned sites.  If restrictions are lifted by the University, Fellows selected to participate in PPSF Summer 2021 will be notified.
  • The Fellowship is full-time and must be the primary work of Fellows during the summer. Please plan accordingly. NOTE: Other summertime work forYale University is strongly discouraged. Fellows must discuss any other proposed part-time work, in advance of the summer, with the Director.
  • Fellowship placements will be for eight to eleven consecutive weeks between June 1 and August 13, 2021. The Fellowship Director will facilitate a meeting between the Fellow and agency supervisor to mutually determine the exact length of each individual Fellowship.
  • All Fellows will be expected to participate in weekly meetings during the course of the Fellowship.
  • All Fellows will be expected to complete weekly reports during the program and a final report by the end of the summer.

Orientations

  • There will be a mandatory orientation session for all selected 2021 Fellows on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6pm. 
  • All Fellows are required to be available May 25-28 from 8:30-5pm for PPSF meetings as well as onboarding for assigned sites.

Compensation

  • The taxable pay for graduate and professional school students for a 40-hour work week will be $750 per week.  

Application Procedures and Instructions will be posted by November 30, 2020.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate applications for PPSF 2021 will be posted by November 30, 2020.  

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be Yale students not in their final year of study, must be in good academic standing.  Prior PPSF Fellows may not apply.

Requirements of the Fellowship

  • In light of the current pandemic, Fellows will work remotely for assigned sites.  If restrictions are lifted by the University, Fellows selected to participate in PPSF Summer 2021 will be notified.
  • The Fellowship is full-time and must be the primary work of Fellows during the summer. Please plan accordingly. NOTE: Other summertime work forYale University is strongly discouraged. Fellows must discuss any other proposed part-time work, in advance of the summer, with the Director.
  • Fellowship placements will be for eight to eleven consecutive weeks between June 1 and August 13, 2021. The Fellowship Director will facilitate a meeting between the Fellow and agency supervisor to mutually determine the exact length of each individual Fellowship.
  • All Fellows will be expected to participate in weekly meetings during the course of the Fellowship.
  • All Fellows will be expected to complete weekly reports during the program and a final report by the end of the summer.

Orientations

  • There will be a mandatory orientation session for all selected 2021 Fellows on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6pm. 
  • All Fellows are required to be available May 25-28 from 8:30-5pm for PPSF meetings as well as onboarding for assigned sites.

Compensation

  • The taxable pay for undergraduates for a 40-hour work week will be $650 per week.  Fellows are paid for orientation week hours.

Application Procedures and Instructions will be posted by  November 30, 2020.