Gap Year & Short-Term Opportunities

The gap year refers to a period of time, usually one or two years after graduation, when students take a break from education to work or volunteer before continuing with graduate/professional school or starting a longer-term job. These short-term experiences help students explore career paths and gain experience. In some cases, these experiences will turn into longer-term.

  • Think about your motivation: Why do you want to take a gap year or two? Have you thoroughly thought about how this might fit with your future goals?
  • Define your goals: Are you interested in expanding your resume, living independently, clarifying your interests, or experiencing a different culture?
  • Research: What are your options?
  • Plan ahead: Planning ahead is useful in order to avoid missing deadlines for applications or fellowships. Give yourself ample time to update any international travel documents you may need, save money, or book trips in advance.

 

New York Theatre Workshop – 2050 Administrative Fellowships

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Check out this great, updated fellowship offering from New York Theatre Workshop; application deadline 5/10/21.

NYTW is proud to announce the 2021/22 Season 2050 Administrative Fellowship program—a sister program to our successful 2050 Artistic Fellowship, which supports emerging playwrights …

By Derek I. Webster
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Reimbursement for Travel and Other Career Related Engagements for Yale Seniors

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In an effort to support students pursuing careers in the nonprofit, government and the arts sectors, OCS offers a travel reimbursement program for Yale College Class of 2021 graduates to help offset costs associated with travel for interviews, auditions, and/or …

By Robyn Acampora
Robyn Acampora Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers Robyn Acampora
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Opportunities Kuaishou Technology

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Kuaishou is a technology company with artificial intelligence (AI) as its core technology. AI technology is deeply rooted in the marrow of products and runs through the entire business process of content production, content review, content distribution, and content consumption. …

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
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Program Analyst Summer Internship

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The Dream Teacher Project is an education startup committed to supporting and retaining BIPOC teachers across the country while equipping them with the financial literacy skills to build intergenerational wealth for themselves, families, and communities. Candidates who are interested in …

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
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New York Times: Résumé-Writing Tips to Help You Get Past the A.I. Gatekeepers

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More companies than ever are using software to screen their mountains of job applications. Getting seen by a human recruiter takes some effort. Read the article.

March …

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Career Resources

Summer 2021 Internships
Teach for China Fellowship (Teach for All)

Teach for China (TFC) is a non-profit organization, which tackles the serious imbalance of educational resources between urban and rural …

Towards Data Science
Global Jobs

Jobs for Global Professionals NGO’s, Think Tanks, Government, Private Sector

Great resource for students. Allows you to select entry level …

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