Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) hires undergraduate and graduate students for the summer program and the academic school year. YYAS offers a session in two locations in Africa from late-July through late-August.

For questions related to YYAS employment, email us at african.scholars@yale.edu. To receive information about upcoming YYGS employment information sessions, please sign up here.




YYAS Residential Life Coordinator - Summer 2018 - New Haven, CT; Kigali, Rwanda; and Accra, Ghana - Responsible for maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for students in each YYAS location; overseeing residential activities and program operations; and managing the overall health and wellness of all YYAS participants and staff during the program. Must be able to commit to both program locations. Successful applicants must be members of the Yale community. 


YYAS Instructional Staff Spring/Summer 2018 - New Haven, CT; Kigali, Rwanda; and Accra, Ghana - Undergraduate and graduate students teach, mentor, and supervise students both in and out of the classroom during a 10-day, residential YYAS session in two locations. Instructional staff read YYAS applications and develop unique seminars during the Spring, then travel with YYAS from late-July through late-August. Must be able to commit to both program locations. Matriculation at Yale is required.


YYAS Mentors 2018-2019 Academic Year - We are looking for volunteers to help African secondary school students who have participated in the YYAS program and are now preparing their university applications. You will be tasked with working with 3 or 4 students throughout the academic school year and will be expected to communicate with them at least once a month on various aspects of university readiness. Anyone familiar with the U.S. university application process is encouraged to apply. Please note, however, that you must have completed at least one year of university in order to be a YYAS mentor. This program will take place entirely online. 

Be sure to sign up by 14 September 2018 at 11:59pm (EST). For more information click here.