Established in 2005 by President Richard C. Levin, the Woodbridge Fellowship introduces recent Yale College graduates to the work and administration of Yale, providing valuable professional experience for potential careers in academia—whether as a faculty member or as an administrator. The program seeks fellows from a diversity of backgrounds, interests, and fields.
Fellowships include a full-time paid position in the offices of a university leader, reporting to a senior member of that person’s staff. Departments host Fellows for up to one year following their Yale College graduation. The university leader is expected to take an active interest in the Woodbridge Fellow’s professional development during their service on the leader’s team.
In addition, Fellows participate in a monthly speakers program that provides them with the opportunity to meet as a group with the president, the provost, the secretary, the dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, and other university leaders. These conversations about roles and responsibilities, and the career paths that led people into academic administration, give Fellows a broad understanding of many facets of academic administration.
Profiles of the 2017 – 2018 Fellows can be found below.
For prospective fellows
The application process for becoming a 2018-2019 Woodbridge Fellow will be announced shortly.
In previous years, applicants have provided:
- A resume
- Unofficial transcript (screenshots from Yale Student Information System are acceptable. However, please make sure that all of the screenshots are compiled into one file)
- A statement of interest (500 words or less) answering the following prompt: “Why are you interested in the Woodbridge Fellowship? What do you hope to gain from the experience?”
If you have further questions about the Fellowship, please email email@example.com.
For prospective host departments
If you are interested in hosting a Woodbridge Fellow for your office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.