Internships

Internships are Career-building Experiences

The internship experience is an investment towards your future. If you are looking for an opportunity to explore potential career paths that complement your interests and educational background, consider an internship at Yale.

Why Intern at Yale?

Most people know Yale as a renowned global teaching and research university with world-class libraries and museums and home to famous graduates, professors, and Nobel prize winners. This is all true. It’s also true that it takes many talented administrative and operational people –from IT, Human Resources, Finance, Business Operations and more–to support the teaching and research mission of the university.

Yale is deeply committed to its New Haven Community Hiring Initiative and provides internship opportunities for eligible candidates. Once accepted into an internship program, you can expect to gain valuable real-world work experience at a world-class higher education institution. In addition to helping identify candidates for future hiring, a Yale internship:

  • Builds your resume and work experience
  • Develops your skills and competencies
  • Provides opportunities to network

Types of Internships

Yale has internship experiences designed for career exploration at these levels: high school, college, and early career development. 

Contact Information

For further information, email internships@yale.edu.

Level Description Value
High School

Available to New Haven, West Haven, and Orange high school students, the internship offers an introduction to the world of work, an opportunity to observe alongside a Yale professional and build communication and time management skills. Program length: 4-6 weeks.

Applications Accepted: beginning in March

Early career engagement through mentoring, job shadowing, and real-work experiences, fosters future talent and supports the well-being of the local community.
College

Available to rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors during the summer months, this program offers students the opportunity to experiment and pursue careers that match their academic and personal interest. Program length: 8-12 weeks in the summer ranging from 20 hours to 37.5 hours per week.

Applications Accepted: January 1 – February 28

Exposure to career paths at Yale develops well-trained and talented candidates for possible future employment.
Early Career Development

This program is open to recent and post-graduate students seeking further experience in their field of interest. This internship provides training, mentoring, and practical experiences to help young professionals get started in their careers at Yale. 

Research, scholarship, education, preservation and practice opportunities develop leadership and technical skills for program participants. Interns further expand their knowledge, skills and experiences through each rotating experience.  

For Internship Candidates

We can help you navigate the internship process. Contact us at internships@yale.edu to find out more about internship possibilities. Please take a moment to review the helpful links below.

For Managers

Ensuring a valuable experience for both your department and your intern is key to a successful program. Please take a moment to review the helpful tips below. Contact us at internships@yale.edu for help with the details.

2018 Internships at Yale