Remote college internships continued to thrive on campus

August 16, 2021

This summer many Yale departments once again welcomed interns. While this year marks the second summer of remote work, the dedication of Yale staff and the enthusiasm of the interns did not wane. The University continues its commitment to providing learning and professional opportunities for college students.

Human Resource’s New Haven Hiring Initiative (NHHI), along with its integral partner, New Haven Promise (NHP), leads the initiative in securing viable summer opportunities on campus. NHP also provides weekly career and professional development workshops and training to enhance the internship experience.

“The New Haven Hiring Initiative asked managers to think outside of the box and support the second summer of remote internships. This summer, the NHHI is happy to host 36 NHP interns within 14 Yale departments. We are thankful for the increased support and were able to accommodate three more interns this year,” says Fallon Thomas, New Haven Hiring Initiative.

Yale IT continued its IT Summer College Internship Program with 18 remote interns. In its eighth year, the IT program provides a unique opportunity for students to experience various aspects of technology use and support in a higher education setting.

Jesmarie Hernandez, a student at the University of Connecticut and a Summer intern Jesmarie Hernandez.

New Haven Promise Scholar, is a returning intern with the IT Information Security team. “Despite the remote changes made in the last two years, the internship program has remained one of the things I look forward to every day. Working from home can be difficult, but my team has made it super easy to communicate with each other. They created a wonderful learning environment where we can feel open to ask for help. Overall, l have learned so many technical skills being an intern, whether in person or online,” said Jesmarie.

The Yale University Press (YUP) has also continued its long-standing tradition of hiring interns in various roles. This year YUP welcomed 12 remote interns. YUP’s program provides students a worthwhile educational experience in scholarly publishing in multiple areas: acquisitions editorial, art workshop, marketing, manuscript editorial, new business development, and more. Interns gain hands-on experience in the internal operations of the Press.

Congratulations to all the interns on another great year, and a huge thank you to all the departments and hiring managers who helped mentor and provided valuable professional skills to this year’s cohort.