Paid internships offered by SVMC, college
BENNINGTON- Bennington College and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center will offer six students fully-paid, health-related internship opportunities as part of the inaugural Population Health Fellowship. Population health transforms the health care model in thinking about health care from seeing patients only when they are sick, to partnering with people to address their social, environmental, and economic issues before they become sick.
This fellowship brings together the college and SVMC, two anchor institutions in the region, to the benefit of students, the hospital, and the community.
During the field work term, the fellows will work closely in their specific focus areas, including information technology, finance and communications, transitional care, Blueprint for Health (Opioid Response and Social Determinants of Health), RiseVT (Community Health), and nutrition and food security, under the mentorship of a member of SVMC’s Population Health team.
For SVMC, this fellowship would allow each member of the Population Health team to benefit from the support of a dedicated intern, while providing opportunities to meet as a cohort in order to discuss new ideas and brainstorm departmental initiatives.
The Population Health Fellowship will also work in tandem with the college’s three-year collaboration to address the systemic causes of food insecurity in Bennington County, in which SVMC is a key partner.
The college’s food insecurity research is funded by a $1 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant. Between the Mellon Foundation and SVMC partnerships, Bennington College will have 10 students at work in fully-paid public health-related internships in the local community this winter.
Employers interested in partnering with the college to offer field work term positions can visit www.bennington.edu.