Internships

An In-Depth Learning Opportunity

BHCHP offers a limited number of unpaid internships throughout the year. Individuals can explore a career in medicine, public health or human services at BHCHP while gaining experience and in-depth learning in one or more areas of homeless medicine, including:

  • Walk-in medical clinics
  • Adult respite care
  • Medical office administration
  • Research

Internships are most often structured to combine a variety of service experiences and program teams/sites. Whenever possible, we look to provide balance in our internships by assigning individuals to roles that involve both patient contact in clinical settings and work that is administrative in nature. Because internships are based on volunteer openings it is often difficult to predict availability well in advance.

BHCHP offers interns three to five "brown bag lunch" seminars during the summer, featuring staff speakers from various program teams and sites. These are designed to further enhance each intern’s education around homelessness and health care.

Thank you for your interest in Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s internship program. All of our current internship positions are full, but if you would like to be considered for a Spring 2016 position, please submit both your application and two letters of recommendations by Friday, December 4th, 2015.

Requirements

All interns must be 18 years or older and are required to complete the steps below before beginning service with BHCHP.

  • Application
  • Two emails or letters of reccomendation
  • Phone interview for select candidates
  • CORI check (must be completed in person with a valid ID)
  • Orientation
  • Immunization records - Click here for requirements

Hours: Weekdays, mornings and/or afternoons. A limited amount of weekend and evening work may be available.
Commitment: 12 - 40 hours per week, for a summer, semester or academic year, depending on availability of positions.
Location: Multiple sites in and around Boston.

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