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Since 2006, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program has been welcoming the country’s most promising young leaders into the BHCHP "family," initially through our participation in AmeriCorps/Community HealthCorps, and now through our BHCHP Fellowship!
Each year twelve Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool of over 300 applicants, representing future physicians, nurses, social workers, and policy makers, to serve alongside our staff and receive a unique education in the complex world of community and public health.
The team of BHCHP Fellows engage in direct service in BHCHP’s outpatient and shelter-based clinics, as well as the two 24-hour medical respite facilities operated by our program.
Fellows serve as full-time health educators, case managers, and care coordinators, assisting patients navigating the complexities of the health care and social service system; increasing patients’ access to care; and providing translation services and health education. Fellows provide services to patients who may identify as: low income; immigrant; differently abled; transgender; survivors of domestic violence and/or community violence; single-head of household; and illiterate/limited literacy. Fellows’ service helps to reduce the barriers to care by: connecting patients to health benefits programs; providing health education services; and making referrals for support services.
The 2018-2019 year of service will begin in early September and run through the end of July.
BHCHP Fellows receive a taxable living stipend of $14,500 for a minimum 1,700-hour term of service, health insurance coverage, transportation support, and a completion award of $5,775 at the end of the year. Fellows also engage bimonthly trainings and workshops on various topics, including food insecurity, chronic disease management, housing resources, trauma-informed care, and much more. Additionally, Fellows are offered unique opportunities to shadow health care professionals, and are explore various health-oriented career paths.
Level of Language Proficiency
We seek candidates who are multi-lingual (e.g. English & Spanish) and demonstrate successful cultural affirmation in diverse settings.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
All applicants must be 18 years or older, and are required to complete the steps below in order to apply: