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Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County


AmeriCorps Health Fellows Program

2023-2024 AmeriCorps Health Fellows

AmeriCorps Health Fellows is CCALAC’s workforce program focused specifically on increasing access to primary care for Los Angeles County’s medically under-resourced. In partnership with California Volunteers, the AmeriCorps Health Fellows program places AmeriCorps Health Fellows at CCALAC member community health centers across Los Angeles County. The 2024-2025 program year will begin in September 2024 and end on July 31, 2025.

Selected AmeriCorps Health Fellows serve at one of CCALAC’s member health center and serve Full-Time (1,700 Hours) or Part-Time (900 Hours). They will work in a variety of roles including: outreach, enrollment, health education, case management, or quality improvement.

AmeriCorps Health Fellows putting together hygiene kits for their MLK day of service.

In exchange, AmeriCorps Health Fellows receive a $30,000 (full-time) or $15,000 (part-time) living allowance disbursed in bi-weekly installments. Full time members are also eligible for health insurance and two education awards totaling $10,000. Part-time members are eligible for a $3,697.50 education award. Education Awards can be used to pay off student loans or to pay for continuing education. All AmeriCorps Health Fellows are eligible for time off, student loan forbearance and mileage reimbursement. AmeriCorps Health Fellows participate in monthly CCALAC professional development trainings (CPR & First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, etc.) participate in community service, and have the opportunity to attend CCALAC’s annual Symposium.

The CCALAC AmeriCorps Health Fellows program is ideal for recent high school and college graduates interested in pursuing a career in community or those wanting to work and learn about community health centers, the populations they serve, and their operations and functions. Many of CCALAC’s past AmeriCorps members have gone on to successfully be admitted to medical school, graduate programs or have been hired by their host site clinic! To learn more about AmeriCorps in general, please visit the national AmeriCorps website.

Program Benefits:

  • $30,000 living allowance for full-time (paid in bi-weekly installments)
  • $15,000 living allowance for part-time (paid in bi-weekly installments)
  • 2 education awards totaling $10,000 for full-time health fellows
  • 1 education award totaling $3,697.50 for part-time health fellows
  • Sick time and personal time off (7 days total + observed holidays)
  • Health Insurance for full-time health fellows
  • Monthly professional development trainings
  • Loan forbearance on most federal loans
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel to and from trainings and service projects
  • Opportunity to receive work experience, work references, and letters of recommendation

Program Requirements:

  • Must be able to work 35-40 hours per week and complete 1,700 hours by July 31, 2025 (full-time) or work 20-25 hours per week and complete 900 hours by July 31, 2025.
  • Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma (some college preferred)
  • Must be able to pass state, federal, and sex offender background checks
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Chinese—Mandarin or Cantonese (preferred but not required)
  • Ability to travel to CCALAC offices for orientation, monthly trainings and community service projects
  • Other clinic requirements: Negative TB test, immunization records, COVID-19 vaccination, physical, etc.


PARTICIPANTS:Members by Application
FREQUENCY:AmeriCorps Health Fellows serve at one of CCALAC Member clinic
SPONSORED BY:Grant funds, plus host matching fees from participating clinics
STAFF CONTACT:Johnette Gonzalez

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Application Deadline Extended to: June 30, 2024


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