Fund Details
Edward and Susan Greenberg Community Service Fellowship
Competition Type


One award of up to $5000 will be made to support domestic, non-profit internships over the summer. The internship must be with a small nonprofit organization (with a budget of less than $5 million) in the United States which addresses issues faced by disadvantaged communities or segments of society. Note: to verify a nonprofit’s budget, go to

Minimum duration 8 weeks and 30 hours per week. Projects of shorter duration will not be considered.
Open to Yale first-years, sophomores and juniors.

Note: This award cannot be used in combination with Yale’s Domestic Summer Award.

Application Information:

Applications for this fellowship will be made via the CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application.

A complete application consists of:

1. Short-answer question: A 200-250 word reflection "What have you done, or will you do, to understand and prepare for what will be expected of you by the individuals and communities with which you will work during this project? Consider the expectations of various stakeholders within the organization or community you will be working with, regarding the impact and possible outcomes (positive and negative) of your proposed project."

If you are undertaking a public interest or community service-related project, your response should demonstrate engagement with the Dwight Hall Method, a rigorous approach to social change.

2. Project Proposal: A written proposal (1000 words, maximum, double spaced) describing in detail the project, internship, program of study, research or travel, its objectives and challenges, your preparation, and how it will enhance and diversify your personal and academic goals. A well-planned itinerary should be included, if appropriate. Your Project Proposal/Program of Study must be uploaded as a Word or PDF document. Please see the Fellowships website for advice on writing a proposal.

3. Language Evaluation: (if required). Language Evaluations are not required for English speaking countries. Your language evaluation should be submitted electronically by your evaluator through the Student Grants Database. Once you have started your fellowship application you will be able to enter the e-mail address of your evaluator and solicit your language evaluation. This will then automatically send the evaluation form to your evaluator.

4. Letter of Reference: One letter of recommendation. This will be requested and submitted electronically through the Student Grants Database. You will be able to solicit this letter once you have started your application for the CIPE Yale College Summer Fellowships. Additional letters of recommendation will not be accepted. Letters of invitation or affiliation will not be accepted as letters of reference. Letters are expected to be received by the application deadline. Applications without a letter of recommendation will not be reviewed.

5. Resume/List of Activities and Awards: A current résumé, including significant extracurricular activities, work experience, awards and honors (one-page maximum, additional pages will be discarded). Your Resume/List of Activities and Awards must be uploaded as a Word or PDF document.

6. Unofficial Yale Transcript and Transcripts from Other Institutions: You will be required to upload your Unofficial Yale transcript and, if applicable, unofficial transcripts from any institution attended for post-secondary studies. Your transcript(s) must be scanned, uploaded and submitted electronically. Only submit the pages of your transcript showing grades, we do not require the codes on the back.

7. Budget: You will be required to submit a carefully researched budget outlining the expected costs involved in undertaking the activity you propose. Please see the Fellowships website for guidance on creating a feasible budget.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Emma Rose at

Search Filters:

Current Year of Study
  • First-Year Student
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
    Term of Award
    • Summer
      Grant or Fellowship Purpose
      • Internship/Work
      • Community or Public Service
        Global Region or Country
        • -- United States (North America)
          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
          • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            2/15/2023 1:00 PM