To any Yale Seniors who are interested in Common Good Careers…
Now is a good time to consider Post-Graduate Fellowships as many will start to have deadlines during the winter and spring months.
OCS has you covered. Check out the following resources if you are interested in a gap year or post-graduate fellowship.
It is a great opportunity to have a unique role for a specific amount of time (typically 1-2 years maximum) at a nonprofit or other common good area.
What to do:
Check out the OCS Fellowship Lists – we have 11 categories, from Education to Public Affairs with examples of various post-graduate employment opportunities. Go to Gap Year & Short-Term Opportunities – Office of Career Strategy – Yale University and look at the Sample Lists of Fellowships.
Idealist.org – the #1 Nonprofit Job Posting Database is another great resource for fellowships. You can search by specific area as there are over 30 categories or you can do a keyword search of “fellowships” and select entry level position. Be sure to set up a search alert so that any new opportunities are emailed to you.
Look at the Class Lists from the following link to find recent alumni who were fellows. You can reach out to them for advice and to have an informational interview. See New Resource to find Alums who work in Common Good Careers – Office of Career Strategy – Yale University
For seniors who are seeking a 3 month funded internship with a nonprofit in any of the New England States, consider the Yawkey Community Service Funded Internship which is due on March 3rd, 1pm EST (open to all students including seniors).
Remember there is the Travel Reimbursement for Travel and Other Career Related Engagement for Yale Seniors which allows you to get $200 to offset the costs of either traveling or getting a subscription to a job board, joining a professional association, going to an online (or in person conference) or other career related items that can help with your search.
You an also check out these videos for more information on your post-graduate search: