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. 

Full-Time Positions

  • African Scholars Fellow (YYAS) - Reporting to the Associate Director for Yale Young African Scholars, the YYAS Fellow is responsible for critical components of program marketing, outreach, implementation, and engagement with students, staff, and faculty. The Fellow will gain experience in all facets of a fast-growing organization that offers programs for high-achieving high school students in various regions in Africa.
  • Program Coordinator  (YYGS) - The Program Coordinator serves as a member of the overall YYGS leadership team and is responsible for a wide range of activities related to program operations and academic curriculum development, including coordinating logistics for YYGS sessions on Yale’s campus and abroad, developing systems that support large-scale data management, managing communications with instructional staff and participants, and analyzing program data to help inform data-driven decision-making.

Seasonal Positions

YYAS and its sister program, Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS), hires Yale 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

Ghana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe


YYGS Instructional Staff

New Haven, CT and Beijing, China

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 2018-2019 application is now closed. Please sign up here for more information.