Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship Program 2023

Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship Program 2023

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.

Fellowship Selection and Application

Fellows are  selected from a competitive applicant pool of more of applicants.

Students not in their final year of study may apply for placements proposed by New Haven organizations.

Undergraduate

The PPSF application 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.

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 at 6pm.
  • All Fellows are required to be available May 23-26 for PPSF orientation days and dinners.
Compensation
  • The taxable pay for undergraduates for a 40-hour work week will be $750 per week.

Graduate and Professional Students

The PPSF application will be posted in December 2022. 

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

  • 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 3 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 at 6pm.
  • All Fellows are required to be available May 23-26 for PPSF orientation days and dinners.

Compensation

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

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