The Equitable Care Collaborative

Behavioral Health Internship Pipeline Program

The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MassLeague) is administering the Equitable Care Collaborative's Behavioral Health Internship Pipeline Program (BHIPP) in partnership with Mass General Brigham (MGB). The goal of this program is to expand the provider pipeline to attract diverse, qualified, and culturally competent Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychologists in their final year of their graduate program by providing paid field placements in community health centers (CHC). Each awarded student intern will receive a stipend for accepting placement within a CHC and will participate in learning community sessions, inclusive of a final project presentation focused on equitable care.

BHIPP supported eight student interns in year one of this program, and will support an additional twelve student interns in year two of this program. Each awarded student intern will receive $15,000 for their one-year internship and demonstrated commitment to community health. Students eligible to be selected for this program will be entering their final year of their graduate program with the intention to become licensed in social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, or psychology.

Underrepresented students representing a diverse population, including but not limited to, racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., Black or African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Native American), individuals from rural communities, and students who are linguistically diverse are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the program, including eligibilty and application guidelines, please review the Program Overview.

This application cycle is now closed. Organization Cover Sheets were due Friday, May 27, 2022 at 5:00pm EST.

Updated: June 2022