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Institution: The Common Ground Health Clinic is dedicated to offering health services, wellness education, and advocacy for health rights to uninsured and underinsured residents of New Orleans. The clinic is a partner organization of the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal (CELSJR), a catalyst in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region for nurturing a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive community by promoting social, racial, and economic justice.
Location: New Orleans, La., USA
Volunteer Placement: Six-week placement offering immersion in a small clinical setting. Volunteer will gain experience in community health care, advocacy, health education, and community social justice work.
Timeframe: July 1–August 14, 2013, with minor flexibility in dates.
Housing: CELSJR will provide dorm-style housing as well as breakfasts and some lunches and dinners. Volunteer will be responsible for preparing the rest of their meals.
Supervision and Support: Common Ground Health Clinic will supervise and support this volunteer.
Costs and Stipend: CELSJR provides room, breakfasts, and some other meals free of charge. UUCSJ provides a stipend of $900 ($150 per week) to help with food and incidentals, and an additional $50 for transportation in and around New Orleans. Volunteer is responsible for travel costs to and from New Orleans.
[hidden]Application: 2013 Summer Internships will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, send us a letter of interest including all relevant studies, work or volunteer experience and name the specific internship for which you are applying. Please attach a resume and one letter of reference from your minister or another non-relative adult who knows you well and can speak to your qualifications. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.[/hidden]