On-Campus Professional Opportunities for PhD Students: Fellowships and Part-Time Positions

Professional experience comes in many forms, and there are a variety of ways to gain new skills and learn about potential non-academic career paths without the time commitment of a traditional full-time internship! Various Yale organizations offer fellowships and other part-time positions that provide opportunities for professional development without disrupting your studies.

As you look into opportunities, it is important to be mindful of the GSAS regulations concerning part-time work. In particular: “Part-time employment beyond an average of ten hours per week requires permission of the director of graduate studies in consultation with the appropriate associate dean.” Most of the Yale-hosted opportunities listed on this page are already designed to comply with these rules.

International students should also consult OISS for regulations regarding their work eligibility depending on their visa status. Many international students will be eligible for part-time work, but it is very important to understand your options in detail and to plan ahead.

Fellowships and Part-Time Positions

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