** The application window is now CLOSED. Applications were due for students from the 1stGenYale Summer Bulldogs Talent Pool on March 11th.**

Welcome to the 1stGenYale Summer Bulldogs collection of summer internships for Yale College, Graduate School and Professional School students. for Yale College, Graduate School and Professional School students. While our focus is on students on financial aid and/or who are the first in their families to attend college, or graduate or professional school, all students are welcome to apply. We are proud to be a Yale Office of Career Strategy's (OCS) Preferred Yale Partner (PYP).

Host Organizations: We invite you to apply for summer interns. Prepare your Job Description between now and December. The deadline for complete Host applications is January 16, 2024. Contact us at sb24@1stgenyale.org to sign up.

Talent Pool Students: Students invited to the Talent Pool must have applied to a 1stGenYale Summer Bulldogs internship by the original Feb. 8 deadline. The Talent Pool is not open to new applicants. We invite you to apply for summer opportunities with Yale faculty, nonprofit, and for-profit sponsors! This is a great opportunity to do direct research or projects, have a window into a professional school and professions, and add experience to your resume and possible future applications to continuing education or employment. Applications include a resume, short essay (200 words or less) and transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable). Work is for 240 hours over the summer. Applications are due March 11th.

Funding: Positions are paid, or if "unpaid" they qualify to possibly be funded by $4,000 Yale College SEA or other fellowships for eligible students. In the meantime, begin applying for funding to pay for your expected summer experience as some positions are unpaid or underfunded. Waiting to look for funding after you secure a position is too late. Secure your funding first.

Housing is not included in these internships unless indicated in the job description. Interns must make their own arrangements and conduct due diligence on the landlord, other tenants, and terms before signing any housing contract. See https://ocs.yale.edu/blog/2022/12/19/housing-resources/ for more information.

See the Funding Guide below for more information.


You may apply for up to two internships, also known as positions. If an internship has two projects, you may count both as one internship toward your limit. In January, click View Openings above or scroll to the bottom of this page to review the positions and decide which interest you. You do not need to be first-gen to apply. The positions may be remote/virtual or in-person, or hybrid, as indicated by the host in the Work Model field. Locations for in-person only and hybrid positions are shown as where you would work in-person. Remote-only positions can be completed from anywhere in the world if host and funding source allow.

1) Select the position you are interested in and click "Apply to Position." Positions open to both graduate and undergraduate students are indicated with an * in the title.
2) Answer the profile questions.
3) Upload your resume.
4) Upload your Yale transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable).
5) Upload your short essay (200-words-or-less) on why you are interested in the position, what you expect to contribute, and what you hope to learn from the experience. Some hosts are offering two projects. If you are applying for two projects with ONE host you may submit one essay for both projects if you prefer. If you want to submit a different essay for each project with the same host, you may do that instead.
6) Submit! Watch for emails on your application status from @1stgenyale.breezy-mail.com.
7) Add sb24@1stgenyale.org to your contacts list. Check your spam until you are sure you are receiving our email replies.


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We're looking forward to reading your application! You may apply to up to 2 internships ONLY.


1stGenYale posts job listings for the convenience of students. 1stGenYale does not endorse or recommend employers and a posting does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. 1stGenYale explicitly makes no representations or guarantees about job listings or the accuracy of the information provided by the employer. 1stGenYale is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of employment without limitation. It is the responsibility of students to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting employment, and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying. Students should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position. All concerns and issues related to 1stGenYale Summer Bulldogs job and/or internship opportunities, including those posted within the Yale Career Link, Revēlo, and Breezy, should be addressed promptly via email to 1stGenYale Summer Bulldogs (SB24@1stgenyale.org). Please read this important disclaimer from OCS on Using the Jobs Feed.


How to apply for fellowship funding. Search first in the Student Grants Database. For more information, ask questions via fellowships@yale.edu, or sign-up for a quick advising appointment in the Fellowships Office.

Fellowships to review include:

- Student Grants Database – students should do wider searches in the full database here
- Science & Quantitative Reasoning Fellowships - see a list of STEM fellowships
- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
- CIPE Summer Common Application
- CIPE Fellowship for Nonprofit Internships
- CIPE Summer Research (Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Dwight Hall Summer Fellows Program and YANA Summer Fellowship - Funding up to $6,750 ($562.50/wk) for unpaid internships and projects with a service / social change goal.
- Global Health Awards for Research
- Hixon Fellowship
- $2500 Malcolm McDonald Fellowship
- President's Public Service Fellowship - funding internships in New Haven ranging from $6,750-$9,600 based on experience, degree pending, and time.
- Richter Fund Fellowship
- Tina E. Yeh Community Service Fellowship
- Yawkey Community Service Fellowship - $5,000 funding for Yale students, including Seniors, who are working for nonprofits in the New England area.
- Funding within Departments of Study. For example, the Summer Environmental Fellowship. Visit your Dean’s Office, the Department Chair’s Office, etc.
- Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship in the Sciences & Rosenfeld Science Scholars Program
- Check out the Yale Club or Association in your hometown or internship location to see if it offers summer scholarships or housing, if needed.
- Other funding opportunities around Yale and your local community.

For some of these applications, you will need to put together a proposal, budget, and provide a letter of recommendation. You do not need to know if you have been selected for the internship to be able to apply for a fellowship. Most fellowship deadlines are in early February and continue through early March. If you are applying for a research internship, then you should submit an academic recommendation from a Yale faculty member. Fellowship funding, which will vary by program and budget, is competitive and not guaranteed.

Yale College Students and the Summer Experience Award (SEA): After you have accepted an internship offer, and if you are a Yale College student on financial aid and have not received a prior SEA or DSA, you are eligible to apply for the SEA. If you are not eligible to apply for the SEA since you previously received the SEA/DSA, or if you need additional funding, check out the other possible funding sites, above, which require applications with additional information.

How to apply for SEA funding: 1) Locate the application or log into Yale's Career Link, and select “Professional Experiences” located on the left-hand side of the screen. 2) Go to the Professional Experiences tab, then the Experiential Learning Type field, then select "Add New Experience" and roll to select “Submit Summer Experience Award Application.” 3) Each SEA application requires a Host Organization Verification Form (HOVF) (located within the SEA application) that is completed, and signed by, the supervisor/mentor. Download the HOVF from Career Link, fill in as much as you can as a courtesy to your sponsor, and email it immediately to your sponsor for completion and signature. Ask the sponsor to return the completed HOVF for you to upload (“Add Attachment”) within the SEA application. 4) Remember to submit the SEA application to OCS. It will not be considered for approval just by being saved on the system. For SEA award questions, please contact OCS at sea@yale.edu and cc: sb24@1stgenyale.org.

The SEA application is due no later than May 1, 2024.

Advice from OCS: Apply for Yale Fellowships simultaneously, not just for the SEA.

Housing is not included in these internships unless indicated in the job description. Interns must make their own arrangements and conduct due diligence on the landlord, other tenants, and terms before signing any housing contract. See https://ocs.yale.edu/blog/2022/12/19/housing-resou... for more information.

See the Funding Guide below for more information.


January: Fellowship applications start becoming due to Office of Fellowships and Funding.

January 16 - January 20, 2024: Internship openings are posted as they become available. Check back daily.

February 8, 2024: 1stGenYale Summer Bulldogs student intern applications due by 11:59 pm ET.

Mid-February: Interview selections announced via 1stGenYale.

February 16 - 23, 2024: Interviews.

March 4 - 15, 2024: Initial Hiring offers announced via 1stGenYale. Acceptances due within three days of offer.

March 8, 2024: Applications from the Talent Pool accepted

March 11, 2024: Applications from the Talent Pool due by 11:59 pm ET.

March 8 - 28: Interviews for Talent Pool Students.

March 8 - April 5: Hiring Offers for Talent Pool Students announced in a rolling basis.

May 1, 2024: SEA applications due to Yale OCS.

May 9, 2024: Undergraduate final exams complete. Internships may begin according to sponsor's schedule.

Mid-August: Most summer internships which began in mid-May should be completed by this time. Late start internships may go to the end of August before the Yale fall term begins. All projects must be completed at this time.