Policy & Think Tanks

Think Tanks and Careers in Public Policy

Think tanks, which include research centers and policy institutes, are organizations that conduct research to support the creation and evolution of public policy.

2023 Public Service Internship and Scholarship Program of CAPAL (Conference on Asian and Pacific American Leadership)

The Conference on Asian and Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is now accepting applications for the 2023 Public Service Internship and Scholarship Program. This paid program includes weekly leadership seminars, Community Action Projects, and individual mentorship

CAPAL’s Public Service …

By Ya Hsien Cheng
Ya Hsien Cheng Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Future Leaders Climate Summit 2023 in Miami!

The Future Leaders’ Climate Summit will take place March 3-6, 2023, during Aspen Ideas: Climate in Miami Beach, Florida. The Summit is open to any individual between the ages of 18 and 30 with a demonstrated interest in climate change …

By Ya Hsien Cheng
Ya Hsien Cheng Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Clinton Global Initiative University to be hosted by Vanderbilt University on March 3-5, 2023

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) recruits a student cohort of young leaders who are committed to developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Each year, undergraduate and graduate students from around the world apply to participate in CGI U’s year-round …

By Jorimel Zaldivar
Jorimel Zaldivar Senior Associate Director for Common Good Careers
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Charnice’s Corner: Summer Research Guide

Packed with useful information for every class year.
A must read for students seeking summer research!

All content of the guide has been collected and shared courtesy of Charnice Hoegnifioh

By Lisa Blees
Lisa Blees Assistant Director, Programming & Internal Relations
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Government of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program

The Government of Canada’s annual flagship Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) program is seeking accomplished persons from diverse backgrounds with the potential to lead positive change and develop creative solutions to Canada’s most challenging policy issues, such as the fight …

By Ya Hsien Cheng
Ya Hsien Cheng Assistant Director of Employer Relations
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Career Resources

The following list includes a sample of post-graduate fellowships in Social Justice/Social Change. This is not intended to be a …

The following list includes a sample of post-graduate fellowships in Public Health/Health Policy. This is not intended to be a …

The following list includes a sample of post-graduate fellowships in Public Affairs/ Public Service. This is not intended to be …

Community Resources

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YC Career Outcomes

The Office of Career Strategy collects information about Yale College graduates. This tool allows users to search outcomes by year and major. Please visit Statistics & Reports for detailed reports.

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    • The tool will return results with at least five responses. If you require additional information contact the Office of Career Strategy

Most Recent Class Overview

Knowledge Rate Success Rate Mean Starting Salary Top Five Industries
86.8% of those graduating between July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 96.9% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $76,359 among graduates employed in the United States. Financial Services, Education, Technology, Consulting, and Healthcare

 

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First Destination

First Destination refers to the postgraduate plans of Yale College graduates six months after graduation. The pursuits of Yale graduates include employment, graduate school, independent research, military service, and more.

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