Join Our Team

CITY is inviting students, alumni, staff, faculty, friends, community members and affiliates to lend us your ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm to help build a center that inspires all students, and builds meaningful opportunities to experiment, learn, and build solutions to real-world problems. Below are formal opportunities to join our team.


Staff Positions

We are currently hiring for one staff role:

Innovation Fellow

The Tsai CITY Innovation Fellow will play a central role in advancing CITY’s mission across Yale’s campus. We are looking for an energetic, inspiring, and innovative leader to help us develop Tsai CITY into a strong center of gravity for students at Yale who want to address real-world problems. The position is designed for a recent graduate (master’s or undergrad), and exact duties will depend upon experience and areas of personal interest. The Fellow will undertake a range of responsibilities including program design, coaching, event management, network building, outreach, and data analysis. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work on her/his/their own startup, project, or initiative.


  • Support program design and management at CITY. This could include CITY’s Accelerator and Summer Fellowship, Intensives, workshops, hackathons, and one-off events.

  • Work with and coach students and student teams interested in engaging with CITY.

  • Serve as a CITY representative at events and conferences on and off campus.

  • Assist with management of CITY’s space, making it a welcoming place of collaboration and inspiration for all students.

  • Manage CITY workshops, including evaluations and feedback.

  • Write blog posts and articles, and/or papers for publication, around entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Create one new, bold, student-centric initiative at CITY.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Recent graduate from a bachelor’s or master’s degree program.

  • Demonstrated ability to engage and inspire individuals, with a high degree of autonomy and good judgment.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and self-initiative.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in innovation and/or entrepreneurship.

  • Experience coaching or mentoring students.

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and manage time effectively.

  • Ability to be flexible in a fluid and fast-paced work environment.

The official job posting will open soon. In the meantime, please email your resume and cover letter (and/or any questions) to



Are you interested in sharing your professional expertise with young innovators, changemakers, and entrepreneurs at Yale? We are actively recruiting Yale alumni and friends of Yale to join our mentor network. Learn more and apply.



We are currently hiring for one student role:

Summer Fellowship Coordinator (SUMMER 2019)

35-40 hours/week, 8 weeks

Tsai CITY is seeking a creative, high-energy individual with entrepreneurial and innovative spirit who is eager for the chance to learn side-by-side with the Yale student entrepreneurs who take part in our highly competitive Summer Fellowship. This is a great opportunity to soak in all of CITY’s summer workshops, guest lectures, and fun events. During the internship, you will be an essential part of the team, gaining experience in everything from public speaking to event planning to community building.

Core job functions will include but are not limited to:

  • Be the first point of contact in greeting visitors and students to the CITY space, and making everyone who walks through our doors feel welcome, included, and valued.

  • Answer general inquiries regarding CITY’s mission, programming, and events; support staff and fellows as needed.

  • Event management (all aspects, from designing events to logistics to staffing said events).

  • Manage the physical space here at CITY, including classroom and working spaces, and help make it a place Fellows want to call home.

  • Actively promote CITY and its events/mission across campus and via social media and other forms of communications.

  • Provide audio/video support.

  • Take notes during team progress meetings and feedback sessions.

  • Be a part of the Community working group; build community among the Summer Fellows.

  • Assist with coordinating travel to other entrepreneurship and education centers and attend events outside of New Haven, such as the Kickoff Retreat and Yale/NYU Pitch Off!

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for CITY's mission.

  • Superior level of organization.

  • Superior interpersonal skills.

  • Basic knowledge of social media communication and A/V equipment.

  • Desire to engage with CITY and learn more about innovation and entrepreneurship.

Apply via the Yale Student Employment Portal.