BHCHP Fellowship

Fellowship Experience

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.

Benefits and Application Details

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.

We are seeking applicants who are mature, mission-driven, enthusiastic, and demonstrate strong skills in the following areas: interpersonal, organizational, time management, writing, attention to detail, ability to learn quickly and work independently. A history of volunteer service and prior health care experience (as a professional, a volunteer/intern, or in coursework), as well as working with an underserved population are preferred. We seek candidates who are multi-lingual (e.g. English & Spanish) and demonstrate successful cultural affirmation in diverse settings. Additionally, we are seeking veterans, military family members, and those who have been recently un- or under-employed to serve with our program. Please note that this program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion. BHCHP is an EEOC employer.

How to Apply

All applicants must be 18 years or older, and are required to complete the steps below in order to apply:

  • Complete our online application
    • Included in our online application is a reference section. Please select three people who know you well and who are familiar with your personal background, education, employment, and/or professional skills. You should not ask a family member, peer, classmate, co-worker, or friend to serve as a reference. Consider asking work supervisors, professors, coaches, or someone else familiar with your motivation and community involvement.
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  • Submit resume to [email protected]  
    • Coverletters are not required, as the online application allows candidates the opportunity to expand on their interests and motivations for applying.

A small number of new positions are available for the 2018-2019 program year. If you are intersted in being considered, please submit your application and resume by Friday, June 29th.

Application forms and resumes will be reviewed to determine whether you have the qualifications and availability we seek. Candidates are not considered until the online application form and resume have been received. We will contact applications directly to schedule first-round interviews.