AmeriCorps Health Fellows

Now Accepting Applications for 2024-2025

Accepting applications until August 15th

Background

AmeriCorps is the national service program that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service in the five priority areas of education, public safety, environment, homeland security, and other human needs. AmeriCorps service gives it members the opportunity to impact change in underserved communities, gain valuable life experience, and take steps toward their own future goals.

Mission & Vision

  1. LifeLong’s AmeriCorps program mission is to become a pipeline for careers in community health centers that are improving access to primary and preventative care services for the medically underserved communities that we serve.

Belief

AmeriCorps Health Fellows are an asset to communities by bridging healthcare and national service. The power of AmeriCorps provides the tools and resources to impact the lives of many. AmeriCorps is a stepping-stone to a brighter future not only for the individual who serves but for the communities they serve. The AmeriCorps program provides a continuous avenue of professional development and personal growth.

What Fellows Will Do

Positions/Activities

The AmeriCorps Health Fellow will serve side-by-side with health center staff and have the opportunity to be of service to your community and learn about health careers. AmeriCorps Health Fellows will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health education, referrals, and enrollment into programs directly to community members and patients while getting the skills they need to pursue a healthcare profession. We are recruiting for full-time in-person positions (40 hours/week of in-person and onsite work) and require a one-year commitment to serve a minimum of 1,700 service hours over an 11-month period.

Our AmeriCorps Positions

      • Chronic Care Coordinator
      • Geriatric Care Coordinator
      • Women’s Health & Prenatal Coordinator
      • Adolescent Health Coordinator
      • Community Outreach Coordinator
      • Recruitment Coordinator

AmeriCorps Health Fellow position will compose of:

  • Health Coaching – Provide health coaching in one-on-one or group settings.
  • Care Coordination – Provide health screening and connect patients to health care benefits and services.
  • Case Management/Patient Navigation – Assist individuals with navigating health-related services/programs; provide eligibility assistance and enrollment in health insurance, coverage, and other health benefits programs.
  • Community Engagement & Outreach – Conduct outreach to provide education about available health resources and related programs as well as health care options.
  • COVID-19 Response – Support COVID-19-related activities such as vaccination efforts, providing educational information, and linking patients to health services and/or social resources (i.e. food, transportation, etc.)

 

  • Volunteer Recruitment/Management – Assist with recruitment, training, and retention of non-AmeriCorps volunteers; assist with the management of non-AmeriCorps volunteers.
  • Service Projects – Participate in various service projects; coordinate and engage fellows in planning and participating in community service projects.
  • Training – Attend trainings on various health topics and resources as needed for placement, plus professional development training as available.

Program Benefits Click The Icons To Learn More

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Living Allowance

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Health Insurance

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Loan Forbearance

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Child Care Benefits Program

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Networking Opportunities

AmeriCorps - Education Award

Education Award

Why serve with LifeLong Medical Care?

Our AmeriCorps program is a community service and professional development opportunity wrapped into one. This experience enables you to do great things for communities in need while getting in-person training and exposure in the healthcare field.

Over the years, we have maintained 100% rentention rate of our AmeriCorps fellows. Through our program, our fellows have gained new skills in community outreach and care coordination which have helped them to find jobs or pivot into new career paths in healthcare and nonprofit fields.  In fact, our Deputy Chief of Clinical Operations and Behavioral Health Operations Director were both AmeriCorps Members at LifeLong Medical Care.

 

Recruitment Information

We are accepting applications for the 2024-25 Program Year. Candidates will be notified of the Service Start date.

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March
April
July-August
September

Accepting Applications

Applications open and application period beings. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The application deadline is August 15th.

Applications Reviewed

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applicants Reviewed

Applicants are interviewed and will be notified of their final application status during the interview process.

Program Start

Program year begins with 2-week orientation.

How to Apply

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Must serve a minimum of 1,700 service hours over an 11-month period.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age, or at least 17 years old with the signature of a legal guardian.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma, GED or commitment to obtain during their service year.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, national, or lawful permanent residents.
  • Must pass an extensive background check.
  • Applicants must make a strong commitment to service, respect, and interest in working in medically underserved communities, and demonstrate abilities to work with diverse populations.
  • The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about health equity and social justice, and anyone who is considering public health, medicine, social work, and mental/behavioral health for their higher education/career goals.

LifeLong Medical Care seeks to promote a culture of diversity during the service experience for all Members. Persons of all abilities, races, sexual orientations, religious affiliations, cultural backgrounds, and education levels are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

We look forward to learning about you through your application. Please read the following application instructions carefully. Complete and submit your materials (resume, personal statement, references) as soon as possible to ensure full and timely consideration of your application. To be considered for the AmeriCorps program, you must complete and submit the LifeLong External application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Submit and Complete Our Application

 

Applications are due August 15th.

Complete all required fields in the Application, and upload your personal statement, resume, and references in the link above.

If you have any questions regarding the application or the program, please contact us at fellowship@lifelongmedical.org.

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The Impact of Our AmeriCorps Fellows

10,000+

Individuals received health education sessions.

15,000+

Individuals connected and utilized health care services (such as primary care, preventative services, health coverage, and other health services).

40,000+

Individuals were matched with health care information and community resources.

Words from our AmeriCorps Alum

I have grown so much, and I hope to continue carrying on the spirit of AmeriCorps, not only as a future provider, but also as a member of my community. Without this program, I wouldn't have ever had this type of opportunity. As I continue on my professional path, I can always look back and appreciate what this program have done to make me stronger, better, and wiser in what I do and what I stand for.

AmeriCorps Member

I am proud to serve older adults. They have so many incredible stories to share, and we're all working toward the same goal: improving their health. I enjoy being a part of their lives by leading Walking Groups, working with them to quit smoking and enhancing their health literacy.

AmeriCorps Member