Weitzman Institute Announces Transforming Primary Care Summer Fellowship

Application Deadline: May 28 

Community Health Center, Inc. and the Weitzman Institute are transforming primary care delivery to medically underserved populations during the current pandemic, and developing sustainable longer-term models of care. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Middletown, Connecticut, CHC is one of the country’s leading health centers, providing medical, behavioral health and dental care to people who often experience difficulty accessing comprehensive health services. The Weitzman Institute, CHC’s research and innovation arm, offers national programs touching all 50 states.

The Transforming Primary Care Summer Fellowship is an on-line, short-term, highly focused opportunity to be on the frontline of primary care transformation. We seek to engage a small group of graduates from the Class of 2021 to work with health center leadership focused on re-imagining care for historically underserved people. Projects may include, but not be limited to, working with: CHC Operations; the Center for Key Populations, focused on LGBTQ health; Grants; Education; and the Weitzman Institute and its affiliates. Program staff will assign projects by taking fellows’ interests and skillset into consideration. Fellows will also have an opportunity to participate in national programs such as Weitzman ECHO. All work during this fellowship will be done remotely from the fellow’s current location, and fellows will be assigned a preceptor from within the leadership of CHC and the Weitzman Institute.

The fellowship is open to 2021 graduates of accredited 4-year colleges and graduate programs. Priority consideration will be given to those with academic concentrations in public health and health care administration and a commitment to working within underserved communities. We are seeking candidates with a strong record of leadership and teamwork and clear demonstration of excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Interviews via Zoom will be required and fellowships will begin as soon as a candidate is accepted and completes an on-line orientation. A weekly stipend of $300.00 will be provided. This will be a three-month, full-time, 40-hour per week fellowship, beginning on June 14th. The schedule may be adjusted on a case-by-case basis.

Interested candidates should submit a personal statement (800-word limit), resume, unofficial transcript, and the names and contact information of three references to CHCFellowship@chc1.com. The personal statement should include a description of your goals for participation in the fellowship and how your experience and/or interests align with the mission, vision, and work of the Community Health Center. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only those receiving an interview will be contacted. Accepted candidates will be informed of the decision by June 5, 2021.

Please direct any questions to: CHCFellowship@chc1.com.

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