Prepare to make an impact right away while laying the foundation for future career opportunities with our service programs. Designed to help develop emerging professionals for behavioral and community health roles, these programs combine paid, full-time work experience at our partner organizations with training and mentorship from William James College faculty.
Designed for individuals who have not earned a bachelor’s degree, the CHW training program prepares entry-level workers and current health paraprofessionals to play an important role connecting people with healthcare in underserved communities. CHW program participants will work mostly with organizations that provide primary or behavioral healthcare to children and young people.
This one-year work experience program offers a full-time salary plus living stipend. The CHW Training Program will prepare students to apply for certification through the Board of Certification of Community Health Workers within the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
The BHSC offers recent bachelor’s degree graduates the opportunity to explore behavioral health careers, gain full-time work experience, and earn credit toward a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling—plus receive mentorship from an active behavioral health professional.
This one-year work experience program pays a full-time salary plus benefits. You can earn nine free credits toward your MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling during your service year, and you have the option to extend your placement for a second year while you complete the MA as a part-time student.
The LCBH Fellowship offers recent graduates of a master’s or doctoral program in counseling, psychology, or social work the opportunity to supervise activities in William James College partner agencies that provide behavioral health care and other support to underserved populations.
Funded by Mass General Brigham, the LCBH Fellowship is a two-year paid program offering a full clinical salary plus an annual stipend of $7,500 per service year. LCBH fellows will receive mentorship and professional development support and complete a certificate program in Leadership in Community Behavioral Health.