summer bulldogs

1stGenYale Summer Bulldogs

2021 Summer Research Opportunities for Yale College Students
2nd round application deadline: Monday, March 1 at midnight. Apply early to be considered for your first choice research project.

Given the pandemic, 1stGenYale alumni volunteers have been focusing on promoting job opportunities for our Yale College students and honored to work with Yale faculty, Yale College, and the Office of Career Strategy. 

Here are over 45 research opportunities presented by Yale faculty who are looking for student interns to work on projects including AIDS, biostatistics, communication, cancer, COVID-19, education, environmental or global health, epidemiology, grant writing, information systems, mental health, social & behavioral sciences, safe sports, trauma, and so much more with faculty from Yale School of Management, Yale School of Public Health, and professionals from several non-profits!

This is a great opportunity to do research, have a window into a professional school and profession, and add research to your resume and possible application to graduate school.

Work is for 240 hours for $4,000 funds by SEA or other fellowships. These are virtual but some may become in person if permitted. Note to be eligible, you need to be on financial aid, but do not need to be first-generation to college in your family.

What you need to do:
, students who are first-years, sophomores, and juniors on financial aid, select one of our research opportunities at and complete the process.

Second, students apply for funding, which can be made through the Summer Experience Award (SEA) at the Yale Office of Career Strategy – The SEA (formerly DSA) is available for eligible undergraduates who will receive $4,000 for 240 hours of work during the summer.

If you already have used your DSA or need additional funding, there are also merit awards through the Office of Fellowship Programs – – which have different deadlines, so check them out.

We look forward to reading your applications! For questions, contact