The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) offers a variety of employment opportunities. We are looking for people who are passionate about teaching, mentoring, and inspiring secondary school (i.e. high school) students from diverse backgrounds, and are willing to work collaboratively to create a successful and memorable program. Current employment opportunities are listed below and are updated throughout the year.

For questions related to employment, email us at african.scholars@yale.edu

Interested in working with us? To be notified when positions become available or to receive information about upcoming employment information sessions, please sign up here.

As positions are posted, please click the position titles to learn more and apply. Applications for all positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will remain open until the position is filled. 

Seasonal Positions

Instructional Staff & Regional Associate Positions: CLOSED

YYAS and its sister program, Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS), hire undergraduate and graduate students as instructional staff for the spring semester and summer programs. Click the links below to learn more about these opporunities. 

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YYAS Instructional Staff

YYAS Regional Associates

Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe 


YYGS Instructional Staff

New Haven, CT 

Application Reader Positions: CLOSED

YYAS and YYGS need language experts who can help translate transcripts and other documentation provided to us by students from all over Africa. If you have a foreign language skill, consider applying for the Regional Consult position. Follow the link for more details on languages and requirements. The deadline to apply for this position has passed. 

Mentorship Positions: CLOSED

We also offer mentorship positions which are conducted on a volunteer basis entirely online during the academic year, and are open to anyone familiar with the U.S. university application process. Volunteers will be tasked with working with 3-4 YYAS alumni and are expected to communicate with them at least once a month on various aspects of university readiness. You must have completed at least one year of university in order to be a YYAS mentor. The 2019-2020 application is now closed. Please sign up here for more information.