Dwight Hall Summer Opportunities


Dwight Hall’s support for summer opportunities originated more than fifty years ago and the values are still true today; community self-determination, students at the core, and critical reflection. Luckily, our opportunities for providing summer opportunities have continued to evolve and comprise several different targeted audiences and funding streams. However, all Fellows will:

  • Be an undergraduate student of Yale University at the time of application (graduating seniors are welcome to apply)
  • Propose a project/internship in collaboration with a community supervisor/mentor
  • Receive financial support based on the a realistic budget
  • Be expected to critically reflect before, during, and after your experience
  • Meaningfully contribute to your cohort of Summer Fellows

Dwight Hall has made changes to the Summer Fellows experience new to the 2024 year.

Full-Funding Opportunities

Applications for full-funding are due on February 29th, 2024.

These applications will have strong preference for students that are working in New Haven or their home communities. Full funding is also made available for students receiving financial aid that are not eligible for the Summer Experience Award, including graduating seniors.

The application is a Qualtrics form, which can be completed at this link: https://yalesurvey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eM6SU1ArPxdx4bP

Partial-Funding Opportunities

Applications for partial, or part-time funding are due on May 15th, 2024.

Seen as a supplement to other funding opportunities at Yale, we’ve created a partial-funding opportunity for students up to $1,500 in total. This has an intentionally late deadline and has a preference for students receiving the Summer Experience Award or Fellowships funding, but have a total budget that exceeds the funding of those sources. We anticipate students desiring summer experiences in cities like New York City, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston.

Payment/Financial Support

Unlike other fellowship programs at Yale, Dwight Hall pays students through the Student Employment Office on a weekly basis and will expect students to submit a reflection (which acts as a submitted timesheet). In general, students typically propose summer activities that last for 8 weeks.


All Summer Opportunities share a common application, and a student will be considered for all programs/funding streams based on your demographic and project information. For more information please see the Guidance for Summer Applicants Link: https://dwighthall.org/guidanceforsummerapplicants/

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