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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 36 Fellows in the summer of 2014 working for up to eleven weeks at 34 different organizations. The placement possibilities for the summer of 2015 will feature exciting new projects.
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.
More than 700 Yale University undergraduate, graduate and professional students have contributed more than 200,000 hours of community service to New Haven nonprofit and public sector agencies as President's Public Service Fellows since 1994.
Fellowship Selection and Application
In the past, Fellows have been selected from a competitive applicant pool of more than 150 students, and in 2015 the Fellowship expects to offer placements to 30 to 35 qualified applicants.
Students not in their final year of study may apply for placements proposed by New Haven agencies. Student applications and additional information are posted on the Undergraduate and Grad/Professional instruction pages.
Length of Placement, Fellowship Requirements and Stipend
For the summer of 2015, placements can be for any consecutive period of eight to eleven weeks between May 26 and August 7, 2015. Yale will pay a taxable stipend directly to students, ranging from $4,400 to $7,800, based on experience, degree pending, and weeks worked.
In addition to their daily work, supervised by the agency, Fellows have a comprehensive mandatory orientation program from May 19 through May 22, must attend weekly dinners beginning May 26 through August 4, and are required to complete mid-term and final reports describing their summer work.
Over the years, Fellows have worked with many diverse agencies with projects spanning the areas of Community Services, Business, and Youth Development. Previous Fellowship sites number over 50 organizations and city departments. A few of those sites include:
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