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Below is a growing list of opportunities on campus and within the community. Please note that this list is not yet comprehensive, and that students can reach out to Dwight Hall staff for opportunity inquiries.

If you are looking for post-graduation opportunities, the Yale OCS page has a comprehensive list of short-term opportunities in public service.

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Work Trade Opportunity at New Haven Farms

Health & Medicine
Hunger & Nutrition

New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and
community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant,
contaminated urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm
Manager and volunteer corps cultivate urban farms, and our harvest is made
accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-related chronic
diseases and food insecurity. Farm... READ MORE

InnovateHealth Yale: Social Entrepreneurship Fellow

Health & Medicine
InnovateHealth Yale is hiring! Do you know someone who can be our Social Entrepreneurship Fellow?
The Position: The Social Entrepreneurship Fellow will play a central role in advancing InnovateHealth Yale’s mission to be a home for those at Yale interested in creating innovative solutions to challenges in health and in education. The Fellow will be responsible for program development, event support, communications, outreach, and mentoring. The... READ MORE

Westly Foundation Prize Seeking Yalies from CA to Apply


We believe that small bets and a growth mindset lead to breakthrough discoveries. Since 2012, we have awarded cash prizes once a year to young innovators in California with novel solutions to community challenges. We’re looking for creative leaders who are early in their journey, and have not yet received major recognition or substantial outside investment, but have prototyped their solution and show great potential. Because we value inventive problem-solving, we place no restrictions on the... READ MORE

DataHaven: Summer Research Assistant


Please view attached PDF for position description, qualifications, and how to apply.

DataHaven is a non‐profit 501(c)3 organization that directly supports hundreds of community, academic,  government, health care, and institutional organizations throughout Connecticut by collecting,  interpreting, and sharing high‐quality public information. As an organization with a 25‐year‐history of  public service, DataHaven is also a formal affiliate of the National Neighborhood Indicators ... READ MORE

Public Catalyst: Managing by Data Associate


View PDF for information on job description, qualifications, and how to apply. 

Public Catalyst is an innovative national organization established to partner with child welfare and human services stakeholders who want to improve outcomes for children and their families. Public Catalyst provides a range of services including short-term strategic analysis and crisis management; mediation and monitoring; planning and implementation support; and management and leadership coaching. Public... READ MORE

Internship Program Intern at Wilbur Cross High School

Children & Youth

As an intern, you would be assisting the Internship Coordinator to better prepare students for the workplace, in addition to helping them obtain their own internship and other career-related experiences. You would be working mostly with sophomores and juniors, but also some freshmen and seniors.

Please view attachment fore complete details

Your duties would include many (or all) of the following:

- Helping... READ MORE

goNewHavengo Assistant Program Coordinator


To apply: Send your cover letter and resume as one PDF file to info@goNHgo.org with subject “Assistant Program Coordinator”

Job Title: Assistant Program Coordinator 

Start Date: Flexible. Late May/early June... READ MORE

Resistance Thursdays

We Won’t Go Back!



every Thursday

New Haven Peoples Center

37 Howe Street

6 to 7:30 pm

Come by to share

solidarity and an action

Bring a dish if... READ MORE

New Haven Science Fair: Mentors Needed

Children & Youth
New Haven Science Fair Mentors are needed. The average time commitment is 2-3 months, with one hour per week.
The New Haven Science Fair Program aims to improve science education for grades Pre-K through 12. As a mentor, you have the opportunity to help teachers and students create great science projects. Your time commitment for the program is usually around 1hr/week, but we can work with teachers if you want to commit to a different schedule. The Program will try to assign... READ MORE

New Haven Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen’s (DESK) Food Pantry

Join anytime!

DESK has had wonderful experiences with Yale student volunteers in the past at their Food Pantry (and Soup Kitchen prep/serving). Currently, DESK’s needs  at the Food Pantry are 2-3 students, and preferably at least one who can speak Spanish (basic proficiency is fine).

The pantry meets one day a week, Wednesdays, 1-3:30PM.  During this time, 1-2... READ MORE