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.

Overview Description

New Haven Civic Innovation Prize

The New Haven Civic Innovation Prize is a $10,000 cash prize awarded to the best student-led venture, project, or policy focused on benefitting the city of New Haven. In late 2019, Mayor Elicker’s transition team conducted a series of public meetings, surveys, and stakeholder conversations to inform the city’s priorities, gathering input from hundreds of New Haven community members. The New Haven Civic Innovation Prize aims to catalyze student-led innovations that address, and are informed... READ MORE

Spring & Summer Internships at Urban Resources Initiative (URI)

Employment & Job Training

The Urban Resources Initiative (URI) is looking to fill several paid internship positions with its spring tree planting and summer Greenspace programs. Interns will have an opportunity to learn about urban ecology and community forestry, connect with the New Haven community, and improve local environments in a fast-paced, hands-on setting. Interns of all experience levels are welcome – we ask only that you bring a commitment to community and willingness to... READ MORE

Coordinated Access Network (CAN) Coordinator

Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
We Love What Makes You Unique
Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are
committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.
Who We Are Looking For
Are you passionate about using your organizational talents as a force for good in our
community? Are you the type of person who has an attention to... READ MORE

Community Garden Summer 2020 Internship

Employment & Job Training

New Haven Farms/New Haven Land Trust is seeking interns to work in its community gardens over the summer! 

General responsibilities include assisting the Community Garden Manager in undertaking community outreach efforts, spearheading building projects, and planning and coordinating educational and volunteer events in the gardens. The intern will also work with the Community Garden Manager and the Garden Education Coordinator to manage the Growing Entrepreneurs... READ MORE

Student Organizations Consultant

Employment & Job Training

Do you love learning about what is going on around campus? Are you interested in supporting other student leaders at Yale? Apply to become a Student Organizations Consultant!

SOCs work for the Office of Student Affairs as the liaison to 30-40 student organizations. SOCs often work remotely and have the flexibility to develop their own projects that support undergraduate organizations at Yale. Consultants... READ MORE

Living Transitional Justice: Integrated Community Learning Program, Hawai’i


Living Transitional Justice: Integrated Community Learning Program

Cohort Model (1 Year, February 2020- January 2021)

Location: New Haven, Connecticut, Honolulu, Hawai’i

Program Travel Dates: June 2020... READ MORE

FOCUS Pre-Orientation Leader

FOCUS on New Haven is looking for leaders and support crew members for its 2020 program! Through 2 days of NHV exploration and 4 full days of volunteering at local non-profits, a daily guest speaker series, and guided discussions, FOCUS encourages students to think critically about ways in which they understand and have an impact on the city Yale calls home.

We’re looking for leaders and support crew members who have interest in or experience with community... READ MORE

Dwight Hall Research Fellow

Employment & Job Training

Dwight Hall at Yale seeks a student that is interested in working directly with the Assistant Director for Innovation and Leadership Development, Marquita Taylor, PhD, on research projects contributing to the support of inclusive programming at the Center for Public Service and Social Justice, across campus and in New Haven. This individual will be knowledgeable about data collection methods.... READ MORE

Executive Director, New Haven Land Trust - New Haven Farms

Employment & Job Training
Hunger & Nutrition

New Haven Land Trust -New Haven Farms is actively recruiting for a new executive director!

This newly merged organization unites two nonprofits that have been leaders and innovators of New Haven’s urban environmental movement. It synergizes closely aligned missions, values, programming, and diverse support networks into a powerhouse leader for advancing engagement and stewardship of urban nature as a resource for healthy people and communities.... READ MORE

Go South Summer Fellowship Program

Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
Health & Medicine
Human Rights

This summer, Go South will be in two cities: Charleston, West Virginia and Savannah, Georgia. Our partner organizations in both cities are pursuing equity and justice-oriented work in a number of fields, from public health to community organizing, and we’re hoping to put together a summer cohort as diverse as they are.

Students who are interested in being a part of Go South can visit our website, ... READ MORE