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, July, and early August. 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 is now accepting applications for summer 2016. The application deadline is Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11:59PM APPLICATION Details>
Info Sessions for Yale-China Community Service Exchange Internships
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 CANCELLED
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 8:00-9:00PM @ SML (basement B65)
Thursday, January 21, 2016, 8:00-9:00PM @ SML (basement B65)
Hong Kong Exchange dates Jun 1~30 (NH), and Jul 1~29 (HK)*
Guangzhou Exchange dates Jul 4~22 (NH), and Jul 25~Aug 12 (GZ)*
*Dates are subject to change according to programmatic needs.
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. PLACEMENTS details >
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 FIELD reports >
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