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Apply to be a Public School Intern!
Applications are due Friday, April 4th, by 5:00pm.
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Optional Information Sessions - Come talk to current PSIs about their experiences in the schools!
Wednesday, March 5, 8:00 pm, Dwight Hall Library
Wednesday, March 26, 8:00 pm, Dwight Hall Library

Interested in Education? Get more involved now!
The role of the Dwight Hall Public School Intern (PSI) is to serve as a liaison between a New Haven public school and the Yale community by strengthening current volunteer efforts in the schools and by finding new ways to match resources at Yale with the needs of the school. Interns might provide the school with individual tutors, professional development for teachers, or special one-time programs to enrich current lessons. Interns work closely with contacts at the school to discuss the role of Yale volunteers and problems the school might be facing. We currently have 20 interns participating in local elementary, middle, and high schools.

Click here for the PSI Application!

WHAT IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL INTERN?

The role of the Dwight Hall Public School Intern (PSI) is to serve as a liaison between a New Haven public school and the Yale community by strengthening current volunteer efforts in the schools and by finding new ways to match resources at Yale with the needs of the school. Interns might provide the school with individual tutors, professional development for teachers, or special one-time programs to enrich current lessons. Interns work closely with contacts at the school to discuss the role of Yale volunteers and problems the school might be facing. We currently have 19 interns participating in local elementary, middle, and high schools.

Previous interns have. . .
Arranged performances by the African dance troupe Konjo for a middle school African history class
Helped write accreditation reports and grants for their schools
Planned a college application information panel and campus field trip for a class of high school juniors
Designed and implemented curricula for an after-school SAT prep group
Directed a musical theater performance for a school without a theater program

Requirements of the Internship:
Two-year commitment
Attend monthly intern meetings and/or intern dinners
Work 8 to 10 hours each week, four of which must be spent on-site at the school
Provide two hours of direct service at the school each week
Submit weekly written progress reports

All interns receive a stipend each semester or hourly pay (if eligible for work-study).

Find tutoring opportunities here!