Information for Undergraduate Applicants

Applications for PPSF 2017 are due on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


  • Applicants must be Yale students not in their final year of study, and must be in good academic standing.

Requirements of the Fellowship

  • The Fellowship is full-time and must be the primary work of Fellows during the summer. Please plan accordingly. NOTE: Other summertime work at Yale University is strongly discouraged. Fellows must discuss any other proposed part-time work, in advance of the summer, with the Director.
  • Before beginning work at their sites, Fellows will participate in the Fellowship orientations, detailed below.
  • Fellowship placements will be for eight to eleven consecutive weeks between May 30 and August 11, 2017. The Fellowship Director will facilitate a meeting between the Fellow and agency supervisor to determine the exact length of each individual Fellowship.
  • All Fellows will be expected to participate in weekly dinner meetings during the course of the Fellowship.
  • All Fellows will be expected to complete brief periodic reports during the program and a final report by the end of the summer.


  • There will be a mandatory orientation session for all selected 2017 Fellows on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  The location will be announced.
  • The second mandatory orientation session will be held from the morning of Tuesday, May 23, 2017 through the evening of Friday, May 26.

Stipend Payment/Salary:

  • The taxable stipend for undergraduates will be $550 per week.  Fellows are paid for orientation week hours.


  • Fellows are responsible for securing their own summer housing.  One resource for sublets can be found here:

Application Procedures and Instructions

  • Download the PPSF 2017 application here.
  • Prior to March 6, 2017, some applicants will be contacted for an interview.  Note: Not all applicants will be interviewed.
  • Notification to interviewed students regarding the status of their application will begin on March 6, 2017 and conclude by March 10.