IntroductionMore than ever, Dwight Hall at Yale is creating pathways…
The Dwight Hall Public School Interns (PSIs) is a two-year program where students serve as liaisons between a New Haven public school and the Yale community by supporting current volunteer efforts in the schools and by finding new ways to match resources at Yale with the needs of the school.
PSIs spend time at their school each week, learning the culture and needs of the school and offering direct service to teachers, students, and administrators. Interns might provide the school with individual tutors or special one-time programs to enrich current lessons, for example. Interns work closely with an assigned contact at the school to identify school needs and accomplish goals.
Applications to join the 2023-2025 cohort are now open!
Applications due March 26th, 11:59pm:
PSIs also are the eyes and the ears of the Dwight Hall Education Network, observing the work of various Dwight Hall groups in PSI schools.
Who We Are
Public school intern applications for the 2023-2025 cohort are now open.
Danielle Castro – Outgoing PSI Co-Coordinator
Claudia Merson – Director of Public School Partnerships, Dwight Hall Education Advisor
Mark Fopeano – Director of Programming and Evaluation, Dwight Hall
Carolina Zubler – Elm City Montessori
Jaehyun Kim – Worthington Hooker School
Sophia De Oliveira – Truman School
Hannah Barsouk – Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School
Mona Mahadevan – High School in the Community
Alice Ao – Hill Regional Career High School
Aden Gonzales – Metropolitan Business Academy
Josie Steuer Ingall – New Haven Academy
Grace Miller – Common Ground High School
In contrast to much volunteering that often begins with the volunteers deciding what to provide, PSIs ask what schools need and think creatively about how the Yale community can support them.
We are seeking current first-years and sophomores to join our 2023-2025 cohort! Possible open positions include: East Rock Community & Cultural Studies Magnet School, Bishop Woods, Wilbur Cross High School. Applications can be found here, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final day to submit is March 26th at 11:59 PM ET. Feel free to reach out to the coordinators listed above with any questions!
What We Do
In the past, PSIs have worked in a variety of areas:
- Classroom assisting
- English language learners
- Special education
- Administrative offices
- Afterschool programs
- Coordinating Yale groups and resources
- Event planning
PSIs spend at least 4 hours at their school each week performing direct service, and around 4-6 hours doing off-site work, such as coordinating with student groups. In addition, PSIs submit weekly reflections on their experiences, and attend monthly meetings with guest speakers, discussions, and conversations.
Students in the Public School Internship Program serve in a critical role as liaisons between a New Haven public school and the Yale community by strengthening current volunteer efforts and finding new ways to match resources at Yale with the needs of the school. Run in partnership with the Office of New Haven and State Affairs, Interns provide such resources as individual tutors, assistance for teachers, professional development for teachers, and special programming to enrich current classroom lessons.