Each summer YaleBoston is the financial sponsor and host for undergraduates who have received community service fellowships from the Yale Office of Career Strategy. Students engage in innovative projects around Boston during an eight-week stay. As described by OCS:
The Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowship (YACSF) program is an internship program that places students in paid eight-week community service positions throughout the United States. This program was initiated in 1989 and allows students to work in substantive positions within nonprofit organizations. The program has a close partnership with the local Yale Alumni Clubs who support the positions in their particular location. The stipend for this fellowship is $2,800.
Peter Gerson '17, who interned for the Renewable Energy Alaska Project through the program, said:
The Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowship experience was easily one of the most valuable experiences I have had throughout my time at Yale, and has served to provide me a lot of necessary experience and direction as I look to start my career. Furthermore, the time spent and memories made with the people I worked and live with will stay with me forever and some of the most enjoyable moments of my life. I have been introduced to new things and ideas that will stay with me forever. Wherever I go, I will be sure to bring a little bit of the arctic with me from now on.
To learn more, please visit the program's homepage at http://ocs.yale.edu/yale-college/yale-alumni-community-service
Our suggested donation is $35, but please feel free to contribute whatever you can. If you would like to host Community Service Fellows during their stay in Boston, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.