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

Take Back the Night 2018

Take Back the Night is a weeklong event happening April 13-20th and is co-hosted by the CCEs, the Women’s Center, and USAY. TBTN is an annual event centered around promoting sexual respect and supporting survivors in Yale College. 

At Yale, Take Back the Night centers on community wide reflection on our broader sexual culture in order to stop violence as well as promote sexual ethics and respect. It’s an opportunity to discuss how... READ MORE

Columbus House Intern

The Columbus House Development Intern is primarily responsible for assisting the Grant
Specialist in identifying, researching, tracking and writing all proposals for new and existing
public (federal/state/local government) and private (corporate, community, family and
individual) funding sources to support current and future Columbus House initiatives.

Illiterate Cancer Patient Needs Tutor

When: April- August
Where: Smilow Cancer Hospital
Announcement Description: We have a new patient at the Smilow Breast Center
that is illiterate and has expressed interest in learning to read. She will
be at our clinic for 2-3 hrs at a time getting chemo treatments over the next
few months. She would love a tutor to work with her during these treatment
sessions. If anyone... READ MORE

Spring Break Opportunity: Stand with Farmworkers in NYC

Where: NYC
Announcement Description:
Join us for a solidarity action with migrant farmworker women and men who are
escalating the national boycott of Wendy’s by undertaking a 5-day “Freedom
Fast” from March 11-15 to demand an end to sexual violence in the fields. The
fast is led by farmworkers with the... READ MORE

An Incredible Opportunity to Learn and Serve in New Haven for First Years and Sophomores

Students in the Public School Internship Program serve in a critical role as
liaisons between a single New Haven public school and the Yale community by
strengthening current volunteer efforts and finding new ways to match
resources at Yale and Dwight Hall with the needs of the school.

Public School Interns (PSIs) work for two years learning the culture and
needs of their assigned school to... READ MORE

Community Forestry Internship


Passionate about the environment? Curious about New Haven? 

Consider joining the Urban Resources Initiative as a Community Greenspace Intern!

URI Community Forestry interns work with citizen groups, city officials, and non-profit agencies to restore neighborhood open spaces and streetscapes. Working with up to seven community groups, URI Community Forestry interns provide both technical and material support to implement projects. URI Foresters receive... READ MORE

Peace First Challenge

We wanted to share the Peace First Challenge – an exciting opportunity for your organizations to access seed funding, mentors, and a chance at a larger grant. Whether you’re  supporting refugees, fighting for civil liberties, or tutoring NHPS students, whether you’re a longstanding organization or just being created, the Challenge is for you.  ... READ MORE

Volunteers Needed for Abe's Tent

When: 3/19 - 3/26 (second week of Spring Break) Last day to sign up 2/26
Announcement Description:
Volunteers needed from 3/19 - 3/26!!! SIGN UP by 2/26

Come hang out, eat snack, do homework and talk to local New Haven people!

Abraham’s Tent is a cooperative effort between Columbus House and
congregations of faith in greater New Haven. These congregations open... READ MORE

Student Ambassador Recruitment

Announcement Description: Beauty is You, INC. is a non-profit organization
that focuses on empowering teens & women in the community.  We provide
support and education through different community events and workshops.  We
are currently looking for student ambassadors to run our college/university
program.  The program focuses on providing support to other students as well
as supporting... READ MORE

“I Matter” Project seeks Part-Time Project Manager


“I Matter” Project seeks Part-Time Project Manager

The “I Matter” Project, a grassroots, art-based youth-empowerment program, is seeking a high-energy, super-organized, efficient, reliable individual for a part-time position as Project Manager. Must be meticulously detail-oriented with an innate ability to take initiative and complete tasks and projects to completion. Must also possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Part-time position may evolve into full-time... READ MORE