Information for Graduate & Professional Student Applicants

Applications for PPSF 2020 are due on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4pm.


  • 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 26 and August 7, 2020. 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 2020 Fellows on Thursday, March 26, 2020 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 19, 2020 through the evening of Friday, May 22.


  • The taxable pay for graduate and professional school students for a 40-hour work week will be $750 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