Since 1968, the Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship has offered the unique opportunity for students to dedicate themselves to creating real social change. Specifically designed for those engaged students who need the time and resources to enact a socially good idea, students are employed full-time, usually eight weeks, and asked to execute an innovative project that attempts to fill a social need.
Dwight Hall at Yale is not prescriptive in issues or process, but students must show his/her project is innovative in nature, has been sponsored by a community expert, and will have demonstrable results.
In addition to full-time work on their approved project, Summer Fellows engage in a series of community-building and boundary expanding activities with their peers. Weekly meetings revolve around food, conversation, trainings, reflection, speakers, and collective learning.
Successful students will challenge their assumptions, build relationships within their issue’s community, find innovative solutions to social challenges, and develop a lifelong commitment to social change.
Accepted students will earn $515.62 per week, for up to 12 weeks.