The International Bulldogs Program is a Yale Undergraduate Career Services (UCS) sponsored program offering Yale students the opportunity to work internationally for nine weeks over the summer. There are 14 International Bulldogs locations (see list of locations and program dates below). Each location offers internships in a variety of career fields including the arts, politics, global health, technology, community advocacy, 'think' tanks, finance, journalism, and law. There are both paid and unpaid internships, with some offering other perks such as free lunches or covering commute costs. As part of the program, Yale College coordinates housing for the students and works with local alumni who serve as mentors and in-country support to the students throughout their internship.
Positions are open to current Yale College students who will not graduate in May 2013.
To apply you must first view the UCS Internship Program Tutorial. You must complete the entire tutorial to access the registration form.
Positions for the International Bulldogs program are posted in eRecruiting. The postings for Summer 2013 will be viewable starting on December 15. Employers will continue to post positions throughout December and January, so students are encouraged to check often. For instructions on how to search for these opportunities, go to the “Announcement” section on eRecruiting’s home page.
The application deadline for the majority of positions is February 1. Students can apply to up to 3 positions total for all jobs with an application deadline of February 1. For all subsequent rounds of applications (any positions with a deadline later than February 1), there is no limit on the number of applications one submits.
• Cover letter
Some employers may have additional application requirements, such as the inclusion of writing samples.
Participants are responsible for all costs incurred associated with the program. UCS is very fortunate to have generous donor support for the two programs in Israel which has greatly offset the cost of those two programs for students. The 2013 Program Expenses (PDF)are available to review.
Students are responsible for arranging their own air travel. See the Program Expenses (PDF) for estimates of air travel. These are just estimates as students may be able to find cheaper flights on their own.
Pre-departure health expenses may include Yale Travel Clinic visits for vaccinations and medication.
UCS offers a group health insurance policy through HTH Worldwide as part of the International Bulldogs program. The health insurance costs are extremely reasonable and have been folded into the housing costs. We understand that some students may have equivalent health insurance through their families or home country; therefore, students can opt-out of this policy. Prior to doing so, we strongly encourage students to thoroughly investigate your current insurance policy and the coverage it will offer you while abroad.
The health insurance costs are folded into the housing expenses on the Program Expenses sheet.
UCS coordinates the housing but students are responsible for paying for their own housing. See the Program Expenses. Note: The housing expense is the actual cost and not an estimate.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own meals.
All international travelers must hold a valid passport. A visa may also be required. See FAQ’s for more details.
For students who are on financial aid, their ISA (International Summer Award) can be used to cover program expenses. Students may also apply to various fellowships to cover these expenses. In order to learn more about the various funding options, please visit the Center for International and Professional Experience’s Fellowships page, which contains details on information sessions, funding options, and the Student Grants & Fellowships Database.
Note: Due to the fact that students will be committing to their internship 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.
Frequently Asked Question’s - We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions in order to help students gain a better understanding of the program. In addition, please feel free to contact Undergraduate Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Student Mentor List - Talking to fellow students about their experiences in the International Bulldogs program may be a useful tool in deciding whether this is the right internship program for you. This link contains a list of current students who participated in the International Bulldogs program during a previous summer and have agreed to serve as student mentors.
|Locations||Programs||2013 Work Dates|
|Kampala, Uganda||Bulldogs in Uganda||May 27 – July 26|
|Beijing, China||Bulldogs in Beijing||May 27 – July 26|
|Hong Kong, China||Bulldogs in Hong Kong||May 27 – July 26|
|Shanghai, China||Bulldogs in Shanghai||May 27 – July 26|
|Singapore, Singapore||Bulldogs in Singapore||May 27 – July 26|
|Athens, Greece||Bulldogs in Athens||May 27 – July 26|
|Brussels, Belgium||Bulldogs in Brussels||May 27 – July 26|
|Copenhagen, Denmark||Bulldogs in Copenhagen||May 22 – July 26|
|Istanbul, Turkey||Bulldogs in Istanbul||May 27 – July 26|
|London, England||British Bulldogs||May 28 – July 26|
|Madrid, Spain||Bulldogs in Madrid||May 27 – July 26|
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Bulldogs in Israel||May 27 – July 26|
|Buenos Aires, Argentina||Bulldogs in Buenos Aires||May 27 – July 26|