Extern and Sponsor social gathering in Northern California

The Yale AACC’s Spring Break Externship is an annual program that matches promising Yale undergraduates with alumni in their prospective fields for one-week unpaid externship during the first week of Yale’s spring break. Our externships are in sectors ranging from technology to education to finance, and our externs come from a variety of academic and geographic backgrounds. The Externship Program is a great chance for alumni to mentor current Yale students and the perfect opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience in different career fields. If you are interested in participating in the next program, please email alumni.aacc@gmail.com for more information.


In 2015, alumni offered 27 externship opportunities in 17 cities: Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Darien, New Haven, Old Lyme, Chicago, Hillside, Cambridge, Jamaica, New York City, Austin, Dallas, Seattle, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei, and Tokyo

Externships include: Apicella + Bunton Architects, City Colleges of Chicago, Japan America Society of Chicago, New England Plastic Surgery Group, NYC Department of Education, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, Polly Portfolio, Portfolio Advisors, LLC, Queens Hospital Center, Scout Ventures, Taembe.com, Nausea Away, New York Mortgage Coalition, Fitch Ratings, Clevermind, LLC, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Jung Ko, PLLC, Siren, Spring Mountain Capital, The Beck Law Group, P.C., Yale-China Association, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Nippon Renewable Energy, Xceleration Labs, Thyroid, Endocrinology, and Diabetes, PA, SUNY Purchase, School of the Arts


In 2014, alumni offered 21 externship opportunities in 14 cities: Boston, Hayward, Los Angeles, Oakland, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Whittier, New Haven, Washington D.C., Chicago, New York City, Seattle, Austin, and Dallas

Externships included: Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Multispan, Inc., Food Chain Workers Alliance, Peralta Community College District, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, The Beck Law Group, Nailette, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation Presbyterian Health Physicians, Yale-China Association, Yale School of Medicine, US Department of Justice, Fitch Ratings, Spring Mountain Capital, LP, ING Capital, Cipher Health, Siren, Queens Hospital Center, Jung Ko, PLLC/Democratic Candidate for Travis County Treasurer, Thyroid, Endocrinology, and Diabetes PA


In 2013, alumni offered 18 externship opportunities in 11 cities: Boston, Hayward, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Darien, New Haven, New York City, Austin, Dallas, and Taipei

Externships included: Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Multispan, Inc. The City Project, Style Network at NBC Universal, Office of Assembly member Rob Bonta, The Beck Law Group, Portfolio Advisors, LLC, Yale-China Association , Spring Mountain Capital, ING Capital, CipherHealth, Staten Island University Hospital, New York Mortgage Coalition, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, W.W. Norton & Company, Xceleration Labs, Austin Municipal Court at University of Texas, Thyroid, Endocrinology, and Diabetes PA


In 2012, alumni offered 33 externship opportunities at 16 sites in 10 cities: New Haven, New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Orange County and the Bay Area.


In 2011, alumni offered 15 externship opportunities at 7 sites in 5 cities: NYC, Chicago, Austin, Pasadena, San Francisco


In 2010, alumni offered 31 externship opportunities at 17 sites in 6 cities: New York City, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C.


Externships were offered at the following sites in New York City, Northern California, and Chicago:

New York City:

  • ING Capital
  • IntraLinks
  • Urban Justice Center
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • Asian American Writers Workshop

Northern California

  • Office of the General Counsel, Peralta
  • Leap Frog


  • Teach for America


Externships were offered at the following sites in New York City:

  • IntraLinks
  • Cason Nightingale Creative Communications
  • ING Capital
  • Urban Justice Center
  • MTV
  • Living Arts Acupuncture and Tai Chi


Externships were offered at the following sites in New York City:

  • North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital
  • Instant New Yorker
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • ING Capital LLC
  • Episcopal Church Pension Fund