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Yawkey Community Service Fellowship

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The Yawkey Community Service Fellowship places undergraduates in funded nonprofit positions in the Connecticut, Rhode Island and Boston area with a $4,000 stipend. These fellowships are supported by the Yawkey Foundation, which is committed to continuing the legacy of Tom and Jean Yawkey by making significant and positive impacts on the quality of life for children, families, and the underserved in the areas which the Yawkeys called home: New England and Georgetown County, South Carolina. This fellowship was created in 2016 and for this past summer, there were four Yawkey Community Service Fellowship positions offered with  the following organizations: Save the Children, Innovations for Poverty Action, The Bridgespan Group and The Environmental Defense Fund.


Quote: Save the Children’s Internship Program was exceedingly well done. From my orientation, to learning events on interview skills, personal branding, humanitarian response organization, and childhood nutrition, Save the Children was very supportive of my personal and professional development. I appreciated the learning events as they gave interns exposure to all areas of the organization and connected us with staff. Furthermore, Save the Children put together a list of individuals in the Fairfield and D.C. offices who specifically signed up to meet with interns one-on-one. This was a tremendous networking opportunity. I met with many directors who gave me career advice.

Caroline Tangoren, Continuous Improvement and Strategy Intern, Save the Children

Application Requirements

Current undergraduates who are not in their final year of study are eligible to apply. Participants are expected to work full time for the entire eight weeks of the fellowship.

Program Requirements

All participants are required to attend a Pre-departure meeting and a Re-Entry session when they return to Yale in the fall. At the completion of the fellowship, participants will be responsible for writing a 1-2 page project report, highlighting their experience over the summer.

Application Process

To apply you must first view the Office of Career Strategy Internship Program Tutorial located in the Document Library of Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity. Applicants will apply through Yale Career Link, powered by  Symplicity. Internships will be viewable on December 1, 2017. To search for the Yawkey Community Service Fellowships in Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity, go to Job Postings, "More Filters" - Yale Coordinated Internship filter the type "Yawkey" in the keyword search. A Resume and Cover Letter are required for each position. Some positions may require additional materials which would be indicated in the individual job posting. Employers may conduct phone or skype interviews after the February deadline. Offers will be extended as early as February 20, 2018.

Application Deadline

Some Yawkey positions are due Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 9:30 am EST. However, additional Yawkey positions will continue to be added and their deadlines will be later. Continue to check Yale Career Link to make sure you have the correct deadline.


Participants are responsible for meeting their own housing, food and transportation needs.