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.

 
 
 

STUDENT WORKERS

2018-2019 POSITIONS available!

First round deadline: August 29th

Second round deadline: September 12th

For all CITY Student Positions, please apply through the Yale Student Employment Portal. Use the position title to search for the role you would like to apply for.  

 


Systems Change Student Coordinator

The Systems Change Intensive is a six-week program that will engage students who care deeply about social issues in exploring a variety of models and approaches to creating systemic change across sectors and from multiple vantages, and reflecting on their own motivations and skills in order to define opportunities for collaborative changemaking based in knowledge equity practices. The Student Coordinator will work with Tsai CITY staff to design and plan the intensive, coordinate logistics, communicate with participants, and find creative ways to document and share the work and conversations of the intensive. Candidates must be available 8-10 hours per week, and must be able to attend all SCI sessions: Mondays 4:30-7:30pm, 10/22-12/12. Questions? Contact Emma Funk (emma.funk@yale.edu)

Knowledge Equity Associate

CITY’s new initiative on Knowledge Equity, headed by Innovator-in-Residence Baljeet Sandhu will focus on how we can create and value the knowledge, insights, understanding and wisdom gathered through lived experience to create social change. Knowledge Equity Associates will work closely with the CITY team to research relevant topics and develop new programs and initiatives. Candidates should expect to work 5-10 hours per week. Questions? Contact Emma Funk (emma.funk@yale.edu)

Innovation Student Coordinator

The Coordinator will assist with logistics and facilitation for the Tsai CITY Accelerator, as well as select Member Orientations, Spark Sessions, and Workshops. Depending on the Coordinator’s skills, they will assist with program communications, program documentation, scheduling, photography, and videography. They will have the opportunity to create additional community-building events within those programs, and to create creative, multimedia forms of documentation for those programs. Candidates must be available 5-10 hours per week, and must be able to attend all Accelerator sessions: 12-3:30pm on Fridays from Oct 5th - Nov 29th. Questions? Contact Nya Holder

Economic and Community Development Student Researcher

The Economic and Community Development Student Researcher will work closely with the Tsai CITY staff to research and present innovative community-based, economic and community development strategies in mid-sized cities and rural regions to produce actionable findings for Tsai CITY. Candidates must be available 10-15 hours per week. Questions? Contact Ony Obiocha

Tsai CITY Ambassador

Tsai CITY Ambassadors are a core team of students at Tsai CITY who work closely with Tsai CITY staff to promote CITY to the Yale College Community and coordinate every-day Operations. Ambassadors learn how an innovation center works from the inside! Ambassadors duties include being the first point of contact in welcoming visitors and students to the CITY space; answering general inquiries regarding mission, programming, and events; assisting with event logistics and setup; manage classroom and conference rooms; and actively promote CITY and its events/mission across campus. Questions? Contact Abigail Winslow

L’Oreal Intensive Coordinator

Tsai CITY and CEID are launching a Product Development Intensive in collaboration with L’Oreal. The Coordinators will assist in the development and coordination of the six-week intensive. Duties include communicating with participating students, managing all aspects of hands-on lab work with student teams, organizing applications, and helping with the marketing of the opportunity with students. Professional experience in chemical engineering or chemistry strongly preferred.  Questions? Contact Kassie Tucker

Production Assistant/Technician

Tsai CITY is hiring Production Assistants/Technicians to help with the technical/production aspects of our performance-based events such as Pitch Slams, Fail Night and other community events. Candidates must have experience in performing arts, stage, or theater production, preferably in either lighting, sound, projection or customer service. Candidates must be available at Nick Chapel Theater in Trumbull College from 6pm to 10pm on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, and will be hired on an as-needed basis for events. Questions? Contact Abigail Winslow

Fermentation Intensive Coordinator

The Fermentation Intensive will take a deep, (bubbling) look and hands-on approach to the industry, science, and cross-cultural craft of fermentation. This series will allow for an examination of the role of microbes in food and beverage creation in this evolving sector, as well as a look into the role microbes play in human health. The Coordinator will assist in the coordination of the Intensive with Tsai CITY, Yale Landscape Lab, and other campus partners. Duties will includes communicating with participating students, managing some aspects of hands-on lab and culinary work with student teams, organizing applications, and helping with the marketing of the Intensive with students. After the intensive, the role may involve continued work on building workshops for students through the spring semester. Ideal candidates have a contagious fascination with fermentation – and can speak to its role across cultures, times, and disciplines. Questions? Contact Justin Freiberg

Ethnobotany Intensive Coordinator

Assist in the coordination of the Ethobotany Intensive with Tsai CITY, Yale Landscape Lab, and other campus partners. Coordination includes communicating with participating students, managing all aspects of hands-on lab work with student teams, organizing applications, and helping with the marketing of the opportunity with students. The role will also involve participation in curriculum creation. Coordinators will also assist with the care of the medicinal plant collection at West Campus, including tending, harvesting, value-added product creation, and workshop creation. Questions? Contact Justin Freiberg

Yale Cultivate Health Coordinator

Cultivate Health Coordinators will build and guide educational programming that explores the nexus of the health sciences, food systems, and nutrition with Tsai CITY and the Yale Landscape Lab. Coordinators will work to conduct research and develop curricula, workshop programming, and lessons on healthy eating for a diversity of audiences. Students studying in the health sciences preferred, and candidates must be willing to travel to West Campus. Questions? Contact Justin Freiberg

Design/Build Workshop Coordinator

Design/Build Workshop Coordinators will assist in the design and coordination of two design/build workshops with Tsai CITY, Yale Landscape Lab, and other on and off campus partners in the fall and spring semesters. Coordination includes communicating with participating students, off campus experts, and helping to manage some aspects of hands-on work with student teams, organizing with subject matter experts, and helping catalogue and communicate the process. Questions? Contact Justin Freiberg

Open Innovation Lab Associate

The Open Innovation Lab Associates form part of the CITY OpenLab team and the different projects incubated on it. They are required to do both high-level and detailed coordination for different events and programing organised by the lab (eg. workshops, intensives, working groups, hackathon). Additionally, based on specific hard skills that students hold (eg. blockchain smart contract development, unity development for mixed reality, full-stack web development, data science and computer programming, electric and electronic engineering and graphic design), they are encouraged to apply these skills to further the development of different projects incubated at the lab (eg. Energy Academy, Open Microgrids, Open Earth Challenge). Associates are also encouraged to explore their own areas of innovation and development in-line with CITY’s openlab vision and mission. All associates are expected to have good interpersonal skills to foster teamwork, and project management skills to coordinate an effective incorporation of multiple student volunteers that join the lab’s projects. Questions? Contact Martin Wainstein

Operations Coordinator

The Operations Coordinator will play an integral role in supporting our other staff and office operations as we plan and execute program logistics, expense transaction processing, event preparation, innovation fund facilitation, and guest speaker needs. As a detail-oriented and organized team player, the Operations Coordinator will be given the opportunity to learn how our efficient and strategic Operations team supports our innovative programs. Questions? Contact Abigail Winslow

Student Funding Coordinator

The Student Funding Coordinator will play an integral role in supporting Tsai CITY’s Student Innovation and Student Event funds. From participating in the decision making process to supporting the funded teams, the Student Funding Coordinator will gain a firsthand experience in deploying capital to build an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. This detail-oriented and organized team player, will be managed by the Associate Director and will work with various Tsai CITY staff members. Questions? Contact Ony Obiocha

WE@Yale Coordinator

Women Entrepreneurs and Innovators at Yale (WE@YALE) is a cross-campus community for women and non-binary femme innovators and entrepreneurs providing skill-building, story-telling and community. The WE@Yale Coordinator will work with CITY staff and assist in the recruitment and execution of weekly events, speaker recruitment and management, attend and participate in all events, work with WE@YALE members on other initiatives including a summit and coaching sessions, collect and analyze metrics from events, and working to ensure a diverse participation from across Yale through outreach and partnerships. Questions? Contact Cass Walker Harvey

Graphic Design Associate

The Graphic Designer will play a key role in conceptualizing and producing communications materials for Tsai CITY. Primary responsibilities will include producing a wide range of materials meant to broaden CITY’s reach, such as posters, illustrations, infographics, print collateral, social media graphics, templates for future projects, and more. The Graphic Designer will also work with the Communications Officer and other team members to help build out Tsai CITY’s visual identity and storytelling efforts, with opportunities to propose and take on strategic projects. Questions? Contact Laura Mitchell

Multimedia Reporter/Production Associate

The Multimedia Reporter/Producer will play a key role in helping grow Tsai CITY’s storytelling and creative communications initiatives. Primary responsibilities will include helping document stories from Tsai CITY’s ecosystem (from covering events and programs to sharing students’ perspectives and projects), with a focus on producing multimedia outputs that could range from visual essays to short spotlight videos. The Multimedia Reporter/Producer will also work with the Communications Officer and other team members to help build out Tsai CITY’s storytelling and communications efforts, with opportunities to propose and take on strategic projects. Questions? Contact Laura Mitchell

Data Innovator

Are you excited about the prospect of working with companies to distill actionable insights from data? Does the term ‘data philanthropy’ ring any bells for you? Data Driven Yale (DDY) and CITY are looking for an aspiring data scientist who is interested in working with real-world corporate data for environmentally-focused goals. Projects will involve developing a carbon calculator with an international bank and others as mutually agreed upon, depending on student’s interest and availability. Ability to program in R is a must, knowledge of Python is a bonus. Willingness to learn and get your hands dirty in real data is a must. You’ll primarily work with other data scientists, programmers, policy analysts, designers and communicators from the DDY team and day-to-day will report to DDY’s full-time research staff. Questions? Contact Angel Hsu

Climate Change-Blockchain Fellow

DDY and CITY are partnering on an Open Sprint to apply blockchain technology to tracking global climate action. We are looking for someone who has experience in project management, event organization (knowledge or prior participation in hackathons a plus!), and willing to learn about blockchain and climate change. This position will involve working primarily with the CITY and DDY team to organize a series of training intensives and collaborative coding/sprinting events focused on innovating how global climate action is tracked globally. Questions? Contact Sophie Janaskie

HealthTech Coordinator

The HealthTech Coordinators will assist in the development and coordination of healthcare related intensives and programs. Duties include organizing applications, communicating with participating students, and helping with marketing opportunities to student population. Additional responsibilities include managing different communication channels and providing office support. Questions? Contact Margaret Cartiera

HealthTech Associate

The HealthTech intern will work closely with CITY and CBIT staff focusing on tracking metrics and developing visuals related to healthtech programming. Duties include review of initiatives and project, analyzing relevant data and parameters, understanding impact relevant to key stakeholders including students and innovation end users. Additional responsibilities include creation of forms and templates for future data tracking. Questions? Contact Margaret Cartiera 

 

For all CITY Student Positions, please apply through the Yale Student Employment Portal. Use the position title to search for the role you would like to apply for.