Health Leads Providence

  • RI



United States

About Us


Health Leads seeks 22 passionate and skilled undergraduate students to run its program in Providence. Summer hires work at the Health Leads Desk in the Hasbro Children’s Hospital to assist low-income families in accessing a wide variety of social resources like adult education, utilities assistance, employment, affordable housing, and food. They work one- on- one with families referred by physicians at the Hasbro Children’s Hospital to help alleviate social needs influencing health. All Health Leads participants must possess great commitment, tenacity, and humility to work with families.

Summer fellows (the full time position) should expect a 25 hr/wk commitment, while summer volunteers (the part time position) can expect 7 hr/wk. These positions are open to all undergraduates willing to work full or part time in the Providence area. Both positions are unpaid and participants must arrange their own housing. Fellows and volunteers will be expected to work with Health Leads from June 1-mid August. Some fellows might be offered the chance to extend their commitment for 3 weeks in exchange for some monetary compensation.

All interested applicants should email for more information and to receive a link to the online application. Applications are due Thursday, March 14th at 6PM. We will not release applications until March 3rd. If you are in the RI area please consider learning more by coming to an info session on the Brown University Campus. The times are:

March 3rd 8PM

March 4th 8PM

March 5th 8PM

March 11th 8PM

These sessions will be in The Underground, which is a space on the basement floor of the Faunce building at Brown. Faunce is located on the corner of Brown and Waterman streets.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Health Leads envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients' basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care.

Health Leads mission is to catalyze this healthcare system by connecting patients with the basic resources they need to be healthy, and in doing so, build leaders with the conviction and ability to champion quality care for all patients.

Health Leads Providence works at the Hasbro Children's Hospital, connecting about 1,500 families/year to the basic resources they need to be healthy.