The YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellows program is designed to reduce the barriers for Yale students of limited financial means to pursue careers in the social sector and for common good. Summer internships in this field are often unpaid, limited to only a few locations in the country, or lack the experienced mentorship needed to make a student’s passion a viable career track.
YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellows seeks to alleviate these barriers by:
- Provide funding up to $4,000 with no geographic restrictions
- Pair students with mentors
- Offer additional networking and career opportunities in the social change sector
- Assist students in identifying housing and local resources whenever possible
Eligibility and Expectations
The ideal applicant for the YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship will:
- Be a current Yale senior OR have already used the Domestic Summer Award (DSA)
- Come from a traditionally underrepresented population, ideally low-SES or 1st gen
- Be on financial aid at the time of application
- Have a strong desire for exposure to careers in the social change sector
- Be willing to improve the YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship with follow-up interviews and discussions with YANA and Dwight Hall stakeholders
Successful students will challenge their assumptions, build relationships within their chosen issue’s community, and develop a lifelong commitment to social change.