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Applications to host summer 2020 Yale PPSF Fellows due 11/8

The Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship program is currently seeking summer 2020 placement proposals from nonprofit and public sector organizations located in the City of New Haven.
 
The Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship (PPSF) was created in 1994 as part of Yale University’s partnership with the City and residents of New Haven.  Since then, more than 800 Yale University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students have contributed over 350,000 hours of community service to New Haven nonprofit and public sector agencies as PPSF Fellows.
 
Yale University pays the student Fellows directly for their full-time work during the summer. Organizations may submit proposals for placements that address their priorities and provide substantive work for Fellows. Projects must be based in New Haven and must serve New Haven residents.
 
Information about our program, along with the PPSF 2020 request for placements, can be found hereA completed application should be submitted by e-mail as a Word document attachment to ppsf@yale.edu no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, November 8, 2019. 
 
Please feel free to forward this information to your colleagues.  The application and instructions can also be found on our website: ppsf.yale.edu.  
 
Please note that the actual number of placements is limited.  Not all proposals will be selected as prospective placements, not every placement will be filled, and previously hosting a PPSF Fellow is no guarantee of future placements.
 
Please feel free to contact Karen King with any questions: (203) 432-8412, karen.king@yale.edu.
 

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