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.


Remote Summer Internship: All the Way Up Adult Education Center


Remote summer internship position available at All the Way Up Adult Education Center in NJ (directed by a Yale School of Music alum)! Students interested in the position can email with their resume.

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NPR Life Kit: How To Get A Job After College


September 6, 2019

By Elissa Nadworny

What are you going to do after you graduate? Yes, we know, it’s the worst question.

Even the less-specific questions — what are your strengths? What are your passions? — can be daunting.

But finding a …

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Upcoming CGCC Coffee Chats – Sign up now!


Common Good & Creative Careers (CGCC) is excited to be launching a new program: Career Coffee Chats. These chats will be either Yale Alums or Industry Experts (also known as “hosts”) who are willing to volunteer their time to speak …

By Robyn Acampora
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Government Opportunities: jobs and internships

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Interested in working for, or exploring, the government sector? Check out these upcoming opportunities and key resources:

Social Media Fellow, Muad Hrezi for U.S. Congress campaign team
Congressman John Larson (CT-01) is seeking a Staff Assistant for their Washington, D.C. …

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4th Annual Yale Postdoc Symposium

4th Annual Yale Postdoc Symposium

We invite you to the 4th Annual Postdoc Symposium to be held ONLINE on Tuesday, June 15th, and on Thursday, June 17th, 2021. The symposium welcomes Postdocs and Associate Research Scientists (ARS) from all departments and fields of research to …

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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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