Apply to be an Urban Fellow!

To request an application, email the student co-coordinators ( or

Email with your application by SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, at 11:59PM

The mission of the Dwight Hall Urban Fellows Program is to provide substantive student support for local urban public service organizations and to foster a spirit of civic awareness and involvement among  Yale undergraduates in the City of New Haven.

Fellows work 6-8 hours per week at a placement of their choice and also attend weekly Wednesday dinner meetings, to discuss various urban issues and to hear from local community leaders. Students eligible for federal work-study receive 12/hr. compensation while non work-study students are compensated $300 at the end of each semester. The program is partially funded by Yale University’s Office of New Haven and State Affairs.

Even if applicants already have an idea of where they want to work, they can expect help in finding a placement once they are accepted. Fellows work at a number of non-profit agencies in the City of New Haven including All Our Kin, Junta for Progressive Action, Neighborhood Housing Services, the Mayor’s Office at City Hall, Christian Community Action, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, CT Voices for Children, Fair Haven Community Health Center, and many others.

Fellows may remain in the program until they graduate and are expected to make a minimum two-year commitment to the program. We are giving priority consideration to applicants who are in the Classes of 2015 and 2016.

You may also email the student co-coordinators ( or with any questions. Selected candidates will be interviewed for the program.