Yale Undegraduate Career Services

Domestic Internships Program

The Domestic Internships Program (also known as Bulldogs Across America) is a Yale Undergraduate Career Services (UCS) sponsored program offering Yale College students the opportunity to work for 8-10 weeks over the summer. Yale Alumni Clubs in various cities partner with UCS to provide students with summer internships throughout the United States. Each location offers internships in a variety of career fields including the arts, politics, global health, STEM, community advocacy, “'think' tanks,” finance, journalism, and law. Some locations provide students housing for the duration of the experience and the opportunity to work with local alumni who serve as mentors and in-city support throughout their internship. There are both paid and unpaid internships.

Program Dates

Many internships will take place between late May and early August. Please refer to the internship postings in Yale UCS Symplicity for specific start and end dates.

Requirements

Positions are open to current Yale College students. Seniors graduating in May 2014 are eligible to apply based on employer preference indicated in the job description.

All participating students will be asked to complete a post-Summer survey regarding their experience.  This survey is mandatory.  Failure to complete this survey by the deadline will result in your access being blocked for a semester or longer to Undergraduate Career Services’ Symplicity system, which will block your ability to search and apply for internship programs, post-graduate jobs, UCS and employer-sponsored events, and alumni networking resources.

Application Process

The positions are open for students to apply in Yale UCS Symplicity under Job/Internship Search. To apply you must complete the UCS-Sponsored Internship Tutorial & Registration on the Symplicity homepage. Employers will continue to post positions through March, so students are encouraged to check often.

Deadline

While there is an initial application deadline of February 3 at 9:30am EST, additional internships will continue to be posted throughout the Spring, with rolling deadlines. In these instances, the application deadlines are chosen by the employer, so please be thorough when reading an employer’s position description and application dates. Employers with the February 3 deadline will receive all applications after the deadline. However, some employers choose to receive applications on a rolling basis instead of waiting until February 3 to receive all applications. Employers are encouraged to make offers to applicants by February 21. Some employers may not meet this deadline. Employers with deadlines after February 3 will receive applications on a rolling basis, and therefore positions may be filled before the actual listed deadline, if the right candidate is found. Therefore, apply early and check Yale UCS Symplicity often for new postings.

Required Documents

For most positions, apply with a resume and cover letter. Some employers may have additional application requirements, such as the inclusion of writing samples or an unofficial transcript.

Housing, Mentoring, and Events

Funding

Students may apply to various fellowships to cover travel, housing, and other living expenses. In order to learn more about these options, visit the Center for International and Professional Experience’s Fellowships page, which contains details on information sessions, funding options, and the Student Grants Database.

Due to the fact that students may be committing to their internships prior to finding out whether they have received a fellowship, students who accept positions must be able to cover the expenses independent of a fellowship award.

Managing Offers

Students will be notified by email if they are offered a position. Students who receive offers will then accept or decline an offer via Yale UCS Symplicity. Students must respond to offers within 2 business days, otherwise the offer will expire and the position will be offered to another candidate. Once a student accepts an offer, they must notify all other employers that they are withdrawing their applications and decline any interviews or withstanding offers. Students who accept an offer and then renege on their acceptance can be penalized by losing access to UCS services.