Information for Applicants

Agency

Application to host a Fellow in Summer 2022 is due by 5pm on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Yale University seeks placements from nonprofit and public sector agencies in the City of New Haven for the 2021 President’s Public Service Fellowship (PPSF). 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 900 Yale University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students have contributed nearly 380,000 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 2022.  

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

If conditions allow, PPSF will offer in-person fellowships in the summer of 2022.  In the event that in-person summer placements are not approved by Yale University, prospective sites will be notified and asked to modify proposals to reflect remote work.

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., transportation, office equipment, 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

Yale graduate and professional school student applications will be posted in December 2021.

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.

COVID-19 Considerations

If conditions allow, PPSF will offer in-person fellowships in the summer of 2022.  In the event that in-person summer placements are not approved by Yale University, site placement proposals will be modified to reflect remote work. 

Requirements of the Fellowship

  • The Fellowship is full-time and must be the primary work of Fellows during the summer. Please plan accordingly. NOTE: Other summertime work for Yale 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 May 31 and August 12, 2022. 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 2022 Fellows on Thursday, March 31 at 6pm. 
  • All Fellows are required to be available May 24-27 from 8:30am-5pm for PPSF orientation.

Compensation

  • The taxable pay for graduate and professional school students for a 40-hour work week will be $800 per week.  

Undergraduate

Yale undergraduate student applications will be posted in December 2022.

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.

COVID-19 Considerations

If conditions allow, PPSF will offer in-person fellowships in the summer of 2022.  In the event that in-person summer placements are not approved by Yale University, site placement proposals will be modified to reflect remote work. 

Requirements of the Fellowship 

  • The Fellowship is full-time and must be the primary work of Fellows during the summer. Please plan accordingly. NOTE: Other summertime work for Yale 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 May 31 and August 12, 2022. 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 2022 Fellows on Thursday, March 31 at 6pm. 
  • All Fellows are required to be available May 24-27 from 8:30am-5pm for PPSF orientation.

Compensation

  • The taxable pay for undergraduates for a 40-hour work week will be $750 per week.