Information for Applicants

Agency

Application to host a Fellow in Summer 2023 is due by 5pm on Monday, November 21, 2022.

Yale University seeks placements from nonprofit and public sector agencies in the City of New Haven for the 2023 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.

Requirements of Placement Opportunities

  • Projects should be for work in and concerning New Haven.  Fellows must be provided with a desk and computer at placement site and cannot work remotely.
  • Work should be full-time (equal to and no more than 37.5 hours per week) and placements can be for any consecutive period of eight to eleven weeks between Tuesday, May 30, 2023 through August 11, 2023.
  • Fellows will have mandatory weekly Tuesday dinner meetings and, without any exception, will not be able to work after 5:00 pm on Tuesdays.

How to Apply to be a Fellowship Placement Site

  • Fill out the online prospective host site application.  Proposals must be received no later than 5pm on Monday, November 21, 2022.
  • If approved, your completed application will be posted in its entirety online (ppsf.yale.edu) in December.  Prospective Fellows will then review organization applications that best fit their interests and list their top 5 placement choices on their applications.  During the application process, we encourage prospective Fellows to contact organizations directly with any questions about organization placements or projects.  Keep this in mind when filling out the contact information sections of your application.
  • Organizations are encouraged to contact the Yale University Office of New Haven Affairs to discuss placement ideas.

Selection of Fellows

  • The Fellowship is open to students who are not in their final year of study in Yale College, the Graduate School, and Yale’s ten professional schools.
  • Yale will publicize the Fellowship beginning in December 2022.  Students will review organization applications online and submit their Fellowship applications by mid-January 2023. 
  • Yale will interview selected students and will notify students in March 2023.
  • Yale will notify organizations of decisions by April 14, 2023.

Payment of Fellows

Students will be paid by Yale, while hours worked will be monitored on-site by organization supervisors.

Questions?  Contact PPSF Director Karen King, ppsf@yale.edu.

Complete online prospective site application here

Graduate and Professional Students

PPSF applications are due via e-mail by 5pm on Friday, January 20, 2023. 
No extensions.


The President’s Public Service Fellowship was established in 1994 to provide expanded opportunities for Yale students to work on behalf of economic development, human development, and neighborhood revitalization with public sector and nonprofit organizations in the City of New Haven.

Since 1994, the Fellowship has grown from 20 Yale students working full-time for eight weeks during the summer to more than 30 Fellows working for up to eleven weeks during the summer in different organizations.

The President’s Public Service Fellowship has built a strong reputation with organizations in New Haven, and has created a legacy of current Yale students and recent graduates who have a sophisticated view of community development and remain active in community building in New Haven and in other cities.

Over 900 Yale University undergraduate, graduate and professional school students have contributed more than 390,000 hours of community service to New Haven nonprofit and public sector agencies as President’s Public Service Fellows since 1994.

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. 

Length of Placement and Compensation

For the summer of 2022, placements can be for any consecutive period of eight to eleven weeks between May 31 and August 12, 2022.  The taxable pay for graduate and professional school students for a 40-hour work week will be $800 per week. 

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 30 and August 11, 2023. 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 2023 Fellows on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 6pm. 
  • All Fellows are required to be available May 23-26, 2023 for PPSF orientation days and dinners. 

Download the PPSF application here

Undergraduate

PPSF applications are due via e-mail by 5pm on Friday, January 20, 2023. 
No extensions.


The President’s Public Service Fellowship was established in 1994 to provide expanded opportunities for Yale students to work on behalf of economic development, human development, and neighborhood revitalization with public sector and nonprofit organizations in the City of New Haven.

Since 1994, the Fellowship has grown from 20 Yale students working full-time for eight weeks during the summer to more than 30 Fellows working for up to eleven weeks during the summer in different organizations.

The President’s Public Service Fellowship has built a strong reputation with organizations in New Haven, and has created a legacy of current Yale students and recent graduates who have a sophisticated view of community development and remain active in community building in New Haven and in other cities.

Over 900 Yale University undergraduate, graduate and professional school students have contributed more than 390,000 hours of community service to New Haven nonprofit and public sector agencies as President’s Public Service Fellows since 1994.

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. 

Length of Placement and Compensation

For the summer of 2022, placements can be for any consecutive period of eight to eleven weeks between May 31 and August 12, 2022. The taxable pay for undergraduates for a 40-hour work week will be $750 per week. 

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 30 and August 11, 2023. 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 2023 Fellows on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 6pm. 
  • All Fellows are required to be available May 23-26, 2023 for PPSF orientation days and dinners.

Download the PPSF application here