Apply for Fall 2022 GSAS Professional Experience (GPE) Fellowships!

GSAS Professional Experience (GPE) Fellowship applications for the Fall 2022 Term are now open! GPE Fellowships are an opportunity for Ph.D. students to gain professional experience and develop transferable skills by working on meaningful projects in administrative offices across the university. Applications are due Sunday, June 19 at 11:59pm. Click on the positions to find the fellowship details and links to apply through Yale Career Link.

Why Do a GPE Fellowship?

Whether or not you pursue careers within or outside the academy, the fellowship experience is designed to advance your professional development and career awareness.

Career Exploration:  Through a GPE Fellowship, you can gain exposure to academic administration as well as many professional roles found in organizations outside of academia, including: user experience research, exhibit design, journalism, corporate sustainability, finance, fund-raising, diversity initiatives, curriculum design, and event planning.

Mentoring:  You will have a unique opportunity to work closely with host mentors, many of whom also have PhDs, and may be able to participate in job shadowing and meetings with other members in university administration.  Through conversation and observation, you will expand your understanding of diverse functional roles, professional workplaces, and career transitions.

Skills Development:  If you would like to expand your professional skill set, the GPE Fellowship is for you!  Host organizations are looking for graduate students to help them with: Strategic planning; research; project management; program design and execution; communications; data analysis; best practices assessment…and more!

Fellowship Terms

  • Eligibility: Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale doctoral students in years 1-6* of their studies during the fellowship.
  • Term: Fellows work at a Yale host organization under the guidance of the host mentor for 5-7 hours per week over the course of 13-15 weeks during the 2022 Fall Term
  • Stipend: Fellows will receive $1,500 for Fall 2022 fellowships.
  • International students should consult with your OISS advisor to confirm eligibility.

Please note: The GPE Fellowship does not count towards the fulfillment of your teaching requirement.  For more information on teaching requirements, please see the GSAS website.

7th-year students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are eligible to apply.

Application Timeline

  • May 16 – June 19, 2022: Applications open on Yale Career Link (Resume and Cover Letter required)
  • June 19, 2022: Applications deadline (11:59pm ET)
  • June 20 – August 12, 2022: Interview and award notification to selected fellows
  • August 31, 2022: Suggested fellowship start date

Note- Positions with limited applicants may have deadlines extended by 3 weeks to July 17, 2022.

GPE Fellowship Informational Webinar

OCS will be hosting 45-min Zoom-based GPE Fellowship Info webinars that cover the benefits of gaining professional skills during graduate school; an overview of eligibility requirements, fellowship terms, and the available positions; and the fellowship timeline and how to apply. There will also be time at the end of the info session to ask questions! RSVP through Yale Connect for one of the following webinar dates:

Fall 2022 GPE Open Positions (Deadline June 19, 2022)

The details and link to apply in Career Link for each position are available in the associated links (Fellowship name – Host office). Students may apply to more than one fellowship position but can only accept one position. Required application documents are (1) a resume (not an academic CV) and (2) a personalized cover letter. If you experience trouble submitting your application through Yale Career Link, please directly send your application (resume and cover letter) to us at Chelsea Xu and Zenan Wang

  1. Academic Affairs Fellow – Yale College Office of Academic Affairs
  2. Diversity & Inclusion Fellow – Yale School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  3. Development Fellow in Storytelling and Media – Office of Public Affairs & Communications
  4. Professional Development Fellow in Media Relations – Office of Public Affairs & Communications
  5. Diversity, Equity, inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Initiatives Fellow – OISS
  6. Collections Information Access Fellow – Yale Center for British Art
  7. Belonging at Yale Strategic Communications Fellow – Office of the Secretary and Vice President for University Life
  8. Data Analytics Fellow – Yale Carbon Containment Lab
  9. Knowledge Management Fellow – Yale Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI)
  10. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow – Yale Program to Advance Training in Health and Sciences (PATHS)
  11. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow – Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA)
  12. Global Affairs Strategic Communications Fellow – The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
  13. Exhibition Curation Fellow – Medical Historical Library at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
  14. Data Management and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Fellow – Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative, YSE
  15. Peabody Museum Student Programs Fellow – Yale Peabody Museum
  16. Natural Carbon Capture Fellow – Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative, YSE
  17. Communications and Content Strategy Fellow – The Yale Review
  18. Strategic Initiatives Fellow – Yale Alumni Association
  19. Whitney Humanities Center Fellow – Whitney Humanities Center
  20. Community Outreach and Education Fellow – Office of New Haven Affairs
  21. Strategic Communications Fellow – Yale Prison Education Initiative
  22. Yale Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) Fellow – Yale’s Asian American Cultural Center
  23. Online Education Fellow – Yale Summer Session
  24. Education Assessment Fellow – Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning
  25. Innovation Fellow – Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology
  26. Strategic Communications Fellow – Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies, MacMillan Center
  27. Strategic Communications Fellow – European Studies Council
  28. Advocacy & Research Fellow – Women Faculty Forum

Hear From Past GPE Mentors & Fellows

Five pairs of Spring 2021 GPE fellows and their host offices took a moment to reflect their experiences:

Contact McDougal Fellow Zenan Wang or Chelsea Xu with any questions about eligibility, the application, or fellowship terms.

By Zenan Wang
Zenan Wang McDougal Career Fellow