First Generation and/or Low Income Students

Yale’s Office of Career Strategy is committed to ensuring that all first generation and/or low income students feel supported in exploring different careers, searching for internships/jobs and applying to advance degree programs. We realize that many FGLI students face additional obstacles when approaching these processes, and our goal is to help you overcome them by providing guidance and sharing our specialized resources.

Some employers may offer diversity recruitment programs aimed to address historical gaps in the workforce, and students are encouraged to research those programs to learn more.

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Nonprofit Jobs & Internships

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The following positions were all found from the following 3 sources: Yale Career Link, Idealist.org, Globaljobs.org. For more listings like these, be sure to check out these websites.

Internships (Paid)

DC Youth Orchestra, Program Intern – $3,500 stipend. Deadline May …

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Forage’s Virtual Work Experiences

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Forage offers virtual work experiences, which are online programs built and endorsed by leading companies. Each virtual work experience contains a series of resources and tasks designed to simulate the real-world experience of starting a career. They are 5-6 hours …

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Yale College: Leverage SEA Funding to Land a Summer Opportunity

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Yale College students who receive any amount of financial aid from Yale are eligible to use their Summer Experience Award (SEA) to help with the expenses of an unpaid or underfunded summer experience (less than $1,500). The SEA can be …

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Vanderbilt University’s Picture Your Career Workbook

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Vanderbilt University has written and publicly shared a 132-page workbook, Picture Your Career, for using visual thinking with careers!

Students and alumni are encouraged to download it — anyone who might find the information helpful.  It is a great way to …

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Navigating First-Gen Career Pressures

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By Helen Pho. Originally posted on Inside Higher Ed

When I first told my parents I was leaving my job as an admissions officer to begin a doctoral program in history after just graduating from college a few years before, …

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Career Resources

This shared-interest group (SIG) under the Yale Alumni Association aims to connect first-generation alumni with each other and with current …

The FGLI at Yale Facebook group is available for first-generation and/or low-income students to join and learn what’s happening on …

Tools and Resources for First-Generation Medical School Students

As a first generation student in medical school, you may not know what you don’t know.

As a medical student, you …

Yale College supports a number of student organizations aimed at developing community among first-generation and/or low-income students throughout their time …

Community Spotlights

Michael Watson

First Generation and/or Low Income Students
  • Deputy Director, Human Resources, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Lise Chapman

First Generation and/or Low Income Students
  • Chair, 1stGenYale

Jason Contino

First Generation and/or Low Income Students
  • Co-President of A Leg Even (ALE), Class of 2021

Raveesha Gupta (MA ’17, International and Development Economics)

First Generation and/or Low Income Students,Humanities,Masters,Social Sciences,STEM
  • Research Analyst

CONTACT & LOCATION

Phone
(203) 432-0800
Address

55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Fl.
New Haven, CT 06510

SERVICE HOURS

  Academic Year Summer Hours
M 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
T 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
W 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
TH 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
F 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm

The office is closed weekends, holidays, and recess days.