To be eligible, a student, either full or part-time, must:
To supervise a fellow, a preceptor should be capable of providing regular supervision and support to the fellow, ensuring a well-structured experiential learning opportunity. To qualify, a preceptor must:
An alternate preceptor should be identified if the preceptor is unavailable for personal or work-related reasons throughout the fellowship period.
Fellowships must take place in the State of Connecticut. Fellows can work at the Department of Public Health or other state agencies with a public health role, as well as local health departments and community-based public health agencies that work closely with the state's local health agencies.
PHFP awards stipends of $3,500 to each fellow. The stipend is intended to support a fellow’s living expenses during their field placement experience. Fellows are expected to work 200 hours or more for their agencies under the direction and guidance of a preceptor. The use of the fellowship to meet an academic requirement is optional. However, students receiving academic credit for their fellowship are responsible for following their university’s policies and requirements, as well as the requirements of this program.
Stipend payments are made under the following schedule:
Placements may take place at any point during the academic year prior to the fellows’ graduation. Fellowship placement applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all placements are filled. A total of 70 PHFP fellowships are available.
PHFP requires host agencies and programs to provide fellows with a well-structured practice experience that supports opportunities to develop or improve public health competencies and learn about public health careers. “Well-structured” can be different depending on the placement, but the expectations of the fellow must be clear, and a preceptor or alternative preceptor needs to be regularly available.
Fellows meeting all requirements, including an approved agency field placement proposal, are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A total of 70 PHFP fellowships are available.