Fellowships and Paid Opportunities


Dwight Hall offers a variety of community engagement programming that allows students to engage, grow, and advance public service and social justice in New Haven and beyond. For more than fifty years, Fellowships have been one unique way that Dwight Hall has implemented community engagement.

Fellowship programming has continued to grow in recent years in alignment with Dwight Hall’s values. Since the pandemic, the Hall has changed the design of both programs and policies to be as inclusive of Yale students and community partners as possible. Our goal is to make committed community engagement achievable and accessible.

For this fiscal year, Dwight Hall has budgeted more than $250,000 for these opportunities.


Program NameDescriptionStatusApplication Date/Period
Community Response FellowsDesigned to support students with existing relationships with community partners or quickly match students with professional interest to community partners.

Guidance For Applicants
ClosedOpens in August; Rolling through academic year
Member Group FellowsDesigned to support students that lead community-engaged projects of Dwight Hall Member Groups.

Guidance for Applicants
ClosedOpens in August; Rolling through academic year
Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring ProgramConnects Yale undergraduates to three-year-long mentoring opportunities with New Haven Public School students.ClosedOpens Fall 2024
Dwight Hall Summer FellowsSince 1968, Dwight Hall at Yale supports a select group of undergraduates who enact a socially good project over the course of the summer.ClosedOpens Spring 2025
YANA-Dwight Hall Summer FellowsSince 2017, YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellows provides financial support for the summer to students who are traditionally underrepresented.ClosedOpens Spring 2025
Urban FellowsConnects undergraduate students to New Haven community partners for an academic year professional experience.ClosedOpens Spring 2025
Public School InternsUnder the direction of the Director of Public School Partnerships at the Office of New Haven Affairs, Yale undergraduates commit two years to working with a New Haven Public School.ClosedOpens Spring 2025
Community Mental Health FellowsIn partnership with Connecticut Mental Health Center, undergraduate students develop a core activity to explore the field of community mental health.ClosedOpens Spring 2025

Financial Support for Fellows

All students that participate in Fellowship programming are eligible to receive a Service Award.

For most academic year programs, students that receive financial aid are eligible to be paid hourly at a Yale SEO level 2 rate, and students that do not receive financial aid are paid $300.00/semester.

For summer programs, students are paid with an award based on their proposed budget.

Financial support is contingent on completing a contract, completing weekly reflections, and meeting any other expectations of the individual program.

Community Partners

If you are a community partner that has a potential opportunity to work with a Yale undergraduate, please contact johnny.scafidi@yale.edu to begin developing the opportunity.

Other Paid Opportunities

In addition to Fellowship opportunities, Dwight Hall occasionally has student employment opportunities working with Dwight Hall. For a complete list of these opportunities, please peruse the Open Opportunities list.

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