The Summer Experiences Award (formerly the DSA) provides a stipend for a range of domestic and international opportunities to Yale College first-years, sophomores, and juniors on Yale financial aid. Student eligible for this award can use it for either:

  • A US-Based Experience: A stipend of $4,000 for a secured, approved unpaid or underfunded ($1500 or less) summer opportunity with one of the following: 501(c)(3) nonprofit including non-profit Universities; government entity including public Universities; non-governmental organization (NGO); Arts Apprenticeship; or Science, Laboratory, or Other Research Opportunity.

Or

  • An International Experience: A stipend of $6,000 for a secured, approved unpaid or underfunded ($1500 or less) summer opportunity with one of the following: nonprofit organization including non-profit Universities; for-profit company; government entity including public Universities; non-governmental organization (NGO); Arts Apprenticeship; or Science, Laboratory, or Other Research Opportunity.

How to Make the Most of Your Internship Experience

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Before you Start: Set Goals

Take time to reflect on your upcoming experience: why did you choose it, what do you want to get from it? Think about the specific hard (e.g. coding, excel) and soft (e.g. communication, presenting) skills …

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FAQs: Summer Experience Award (formerly known as the DSA)

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General Eligibility
What if my SEA position is canceled after I received notice that I’ve been approved to use my SEA for that position?

Email sea@yale.edu immediately if your position has been canceled or modified. Use the subject line “Updating …

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