Yale-China Community Service Exchange

About the Community Service Exchange

Yale-China’s Community Service Exchange places Yale students at nonprofit organizations in New Haven, Hong Kong, and Guangdong Province for internships in June and July. Interns organize conferences, work on grant proposals, conduct research on migration and community issues, and learn about the nonprofit sector in the United States and China—all in collaboration with a partner from New Asia College in Hong Kong or Lingnan (University) College in Guangzhou.

Apply to the Community Service Exchange

The Yale-China Community Service Exchange will begin accepting applications for summer 2015 in January. Placement, application, and info session information will be posted later in the fall. More >

What do Yale-China interns do?

Community Service Exchange participants spend half the summer in New Haven and half the summer in Hong Kong or Guangdong Province; they partner with a Chinese student to work together at one nonprofit organization in each country. more >

From the Field

"Discussions with other Yale-China interns gave me a chance to look at the issues from the perspectives of other non-profit organizations, government offices, and individuals…Being one of the few people in the city actually working at a non-profit (common responses from people I met at Yale Club and alumni events: “You came to Hong Kong to intern...at a non-profit?” or “Hong Kong has non-profits?”) was enlightening.” – Charlotte Martin, 2009 Intern More >


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