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.
Director of Mentor, Advisor, and Partner Networks.
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale, the Director of Mentor, Advisor, and Partner Networks will develop an inspiring and diverse community of external collaborators, including mentors, advisers, partners, fellows, and entrepreneurs-in-residence. In addition, s/he will work closely with the Executive Director and other program staff to match mentors and advisors to students and teams working on new ventures and innovative projects.
Responsibilities will include shaping and implementing a comprehensive strategy to build a strong, diverse and interdisciplinary community of alumni, mentors, advisors, and fellows: strengthening ties to entrepreneurial Yale alumni and friends worldwide, and recruiting subject matter experts with specialized knowledge in innovation practices, entrepreneurial skillsets, vertical markets, social sectors, and so on.
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CITY Innovation Fellow
Reporting to the Program Director at Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (CITY), the 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 grow develop Tsai CITY into a strong center of gravity for students at Yale who want to build innovative approaches to addressing real world problems.
The position is designed for a graduate of an undergrad or master’s program, and is for a one-year term. Exact duties will depend upon experience and areas of personal interest. The Fellow will undertake a range of responsibilities including programming, coaching, event management, network building, outreach, and data analysis. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work on her/his/their own start-up, project, or initiative.
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FOR CITY's OPENLAB
About the Open Innovation Lab
Tsai CITY’s Open Innovation Lab proposes, incubates, and researches projects that seek to address the most pressing Earth system problems through global collaborative efforts. Through student-led action and entrepreneurial research, it seeks to leverage and develop social technologies, such as blockchain, that can facilitate frictionless processes and incentive alignments in ‘crowd entrepreneurship’. An initial focus theme of the Lab is the fast transition to a solar economy to curb climate change.
CITY OpenLab manager
The OpenLab manager will coordinate activities and communications of Tsai CITY’s Open Innovation Lab, which will officially launch in Fall 2018. Lab activities and programs to coordinate include: the set of quarterly Intensive programs geared around open innovation processes for high environmental impact (such as Blockhain for p2p energy); the Lab’s network of knowledge partners; the student teams incubated in the Lab; OpenProjects housed in the Lab; digital products developed in and for the Lab, and support of the Yale Blockchain Initiative. Other management tasks include organizing the Lab’s calendar, budget, coordination of lab’s intern, and manage the different communication channels.
The OpenLab manager will report to Tsai CITY’s Open Innovation Fellow and is required to have ample experience in project management, team coordination, budget administration, communication through diverse channels and campaigns. A key requirement is passion and knowledge on large-scale and complex Earth system problems such climate change, energy system transformation and U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. An OpenLab intern
Time commitment: No less than 5 hours a week, and no more than 10. Spring & Fall semesters (Yearly commitment)
Questions? email: Martin Wainstein
The OpenLab intern will support activities and communications of Tsai CITY’s Open Innovation Lab, which will officially launch in Fall 2018. Lab activities and programs to coordinate include: the set of quarterly Intensive programs geared around open innovation processes for high environmental impact; special speaker and workshop events; OpenProjects housed in the Lab; digital products developed in and for the Lab, and support of the Yale Blockchain Initiative. Other coordination tasks include organizing the Lab’s calendar, and manage the different communication channels.
The OpenLab intern will report to Tsai CITY’s OpenLab Manager and the Open Innovation Fellow and is required to seek experience in project management, team coordination, and communication through diverse channels and campaigns. A key requirement is passion to be part of a startup environment!
Time commitment: No less than 5 hours a week, and no more than 10. Spring semester only, with extension to summer.
Questions? email: Martin Wainstein
Tsai CITY’s Blockchain developer and fellow will work as part of the Open Innovation Lab and be a key member of CITY’s Digital Development Team. Core tasks include developing and deploying blockchain technologies for different projects in the OpenLab (e.g. blockchain for p2p energy, open innovation), and be a coordinator for the Yale Blockchain Initiative. As a fellow, he or she will also be encouraged to work on creative and disruptive projects they propose.
The Blockchain Fellow will report to CITY’s Open Innovation Fellow and is required to have experience in deploying smart contracts in platform environments such as Ethereum and/or Hyperledger fabric, and have solid skills in managing open source software. Knowledge of solidity language is encouraged. Passion to further their own blockchain skills and contribute to dissemination of blockchain knowledge in the Yale-wide community is a key requirement. Passion for sustainability applications is encouraged.
Time commitment: No less than 5 hours a week, and no more than 10. Availability for spring and fall 2018 semesters is required, and summer 2018 availability for a fellowship program is highly encouraged.
Mixed reality fellow
The mixed reality fellow will work on projects related to explore immersive technologies like AR/VR for educational and interactive experiences with Earth and the energy system. Experience in Unity and/or other development platforms along with 3D asset design is required. We seek passionate students that want to be part of a creative team and work on purpose-driven projects with high social and environmental impact. The mixed reality fellow will work at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) and report to CITY’s Open Innovation Fellow.
Time commitment: Available throughout Summer and Fall 2018. No less than 5 hours a week throughout Fall semester.