Nearly all Yale students will have one or more internships during their time as undergraduates. Thorough preparation is crucial in maximizing the likelihood of a successful experience and students are encouraged to begin this process as early as possible. The Office of Career Strategy manages numerous internship programs and also provides access to thousands of other opportunities in the US and throughout the world. In addition, many students choose to created customized placements to meet their precise needs. However you obtain your internship, please also take note of our general tips for success to ensure that you derive the maximum benefit from your experience.
The Yale-coordinated International Internships Program and the Yale-coordinated Domestic Internships Program (Bulldogs Across America) offer Yale students the opportunity to work for nine weeks over the summer. Each location offers internships in a variety of career fields including the arts, politics, global health, technology, community advocacy, think tanks, finance, journalism, and law. There are both paid and unpaid internships, with some offering other perks such as free lunches or covering commuting costs. Opportunities are offered by Yale alumni, Yale World Fellows (internationally), consortium programs (Cleveland and Denver), and friends of Yale.
Paul Block Journalism Internships - summer experience in the fast-paced arena of daily journalism at the award-winning, family-owned newspapers the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade. $4000 stipend.
Women in Government Fellowship - designed to encourage Yale undergraduates to pursue political careers by participating in challenging internships in political arenas. Recipients receive a stipend of $5,000 each. For more information and to apply, see the Student Grants Database.
Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowship (YACSF) - places undergraduates in funded community service positions throughout the country. Internships are at least 8 weeks in duration. $2800 stipend.
Yawkey Community Service Fellowship - places undergraduates in funded nonprofit positions in the Connecticut, Rhode Island and Boston area with a $4,000 stipend.
Tremaine Contemporary Art Internship - a funded arts research position through the New Haven based Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. $3500 stipend.
Dara Rei Onishi '97 Fellowship - supports two students engaging in education-related opportunities in New Haven during the summer. The two recipients receive a stipend of $3,500 each.
William F. Buckley Summer Internships - funded positions at employers that include the National Review, The New Criterion, the Manhattan Institute, Forbes Magazine, and Gingrich Productions. $4000 stipend.
Yale in Hollywood - alumni programmed entertainment industry summer opportunities intended to provide students with an introduction to the components of the industry: talent management & representation, production, screenwriting & editing, development, and various business aspects.
AIESEC Yale: AIESEC is the world's largest student-run nonprofit organization, present in 126 countries. AIESEC Yale offers students professional internships and volunteer opportunities all over the world in a wide range of sectors from business and entrepreneurship to education and social work.
The MacMillan Center Internships and Fellowships: The MacMillan Center is Yale's principal agency for encouraging and coordinating teaching and research on international affairs, societies, and cultures around the world.
Trabajando: The Yale community has access to international job opportunities through an exciting collaboration with Banco Santander and its affiliated organization Universia. The portal provides students and graduates with access to job and internship.
The French Heritage Society Student Exchange Program: These opportunities are generally open to upperclassmen, and application deadlines are in mid-February. Please email Amy Fienga of the French Heritage Society Student Exchange Program for more information.
There are numerous resources available to you in your internship search. For tips on identifying opportunities through networking, review our Finding/Creating an Internship page. In addition to the programs through the Office of Career Strategy indicated above, the On Campus Recruiting program provides an opportunity for students to interview with representatives of the country's largest organizations. You may also wish to sign up for our Career Strategy Newsletter and identify other newsletters and listservs/panlists for industries of interest to you.