Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Fellow – Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Yale School of Medicine
Mentor: Titilayo Omotade PhD; Director Yale PATHS and DEI Project Specialist
Are you passionate about leveling the playing field? Providing students from minoritized groups with the best tools, resources, and support to achieve their academic dreams? Fighting for diversity and inclusion? Then you’re a perfect fit for our team! We are deeply dedicated to fighting for the next generation of scientists and physicians from minoritized groups while creating a work environment that inspires creativity and cultivates collegial support. The Yale Ciencia Initiative team is seeking an energetic, committed, and detailed-oriented graduate student to contribute to our virtual training program, PATHS. The program to advance training in the health and sciences (PATHS) is designed to train students from minoritized groups who are passionate about earning their PhD, MD, or MD/PhD. Students will be given access to critical online and in-person conversations, training, information, role models, mentors, tools, and resources specifically tailored to their future advanced degree track.
As a fellow, how do I fit into the picture? What type of activities and project development will I participate in?
As a DEI fellow, you’ll get exposure to a wide range of DEI-related projects, however your main responsibility will involve launching a new mentoring program between current advanced degree students at Yale and the PATHS scholars. You’ll have the opportunity to design the program with our student group collaborators, think of ways to make the program engaging and more impactful, coordinate with PATHS fellows, and potentially plan & host mentoring events throughout the year. As a current graduate student, your input and ideas will be invaluable towards our overall goal of preparing students for a successful AD career. Duties may include: tracking the success of the program (i.e. surveys, student feedback etc…), coordinating directly with collaborators, creating promotional material, matching mentors and mentees, etc…
You will also have the opportunity to help us update and design the PATHS agenda and format for the next class of students. This includes but is not limited to: building applications, advertising program on a national scale, reviewing applications and choosing the final candidates along with the team – and any other ideas that you have to enhance the training agenda next year.
The Ideal Candidate:
Ideal candidates will have: excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to use Excel/Word; and basic features of Zoom; experience or interest in higher education, social justice, DEI educational programs. Interest in creating content for communications efforts, strong writing and communication skills, ability to manage projects, meet deadlines, and work independently.
Virtual/remote work is a possibility for this fellowship and can be discussed during the interview. Contact Dr. Omotade with any questions (email@example.com).
- September 6, 2021- September 24, 2021: Weekly GPE Info Sessions
- September 26, 2021: Applications deadline (11:59pm ET). Please submit a resume and a cover letter customized to this fellowship
- November 19, 2021: Interview and award notification to selected fellows
- December 13, 2021 – January 14, 2022: New fellows onboarding
- January 18, 2022: Suggested fellowship start date
Note- Positions with limited applicants may have deadlines extended by 3 weeks to October 17, 2021.
- Eligibility: Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale doctoral students in years 1-6* of their studies during the fellowship.
- Term: Fellows work at a Yale host organization under the guidance of the host mentor for 5-7 hours per week over the course of 13-15 weeks during the 2022 Spring Term
- Stipend: Fellows will receive $1,500 for Spring 2022 fellowships.
- Please note: The GPE Fellowship does not count towards the fulfillment of your teaching requirement. For more information on teaching requirements, please see the GSAS website.
* 7th-year students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are eligible to apply.