Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders Program

The Vital Village Emerging Leaders program is an educational pathway for graduate students interested in community engagement and community-based research. All students will engage in an externship opportunity as research associates paired with a community-based agency partner and a Boston University faculty mentor. Students  focus on community-based participatory research, community engagement, or setting-level intervention evaluation and the students may receive credits towards their degree.  Several group seminars are offered that will focus on advocacy, community engagement approaches, community-based research methods, and early life adversities and life course health and developmental trajectory.

Graduate students from all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, social sciences, and human services are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students will be considered for summer opportunities. 

For more information please contact: vitalvillage@bmc.org and include “Emerging Leaders Program” in the subject heading.


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