Montefiore Medical Center - Housing at Risk

Montefiore Medical Center is a hospital system spread over three campuses in the Bronx. Its mission is to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Montefiore is dedicated to its community and provides innovative medical and social programs to enhance the health and welfare of the patients it serves. It has a large primary care service, along with school health and supports many community based programs.

City & State

Bronx, NY

Internship Description

The intern would be assigned to the Housing @ Risk Program. This program is designed to provide coordinated health and housing support to a vulnerable population in the Bronx. This effort is based on the fact that housing is a demonstrable social determinant of health and therefore MMC cannot effectively support people’s health care while they are experiencing housing insecurity. The H@R team is composed of a Social Work Assistant Director, a Program Manager, a Social Worker and a part-time consultant whose goal is to help these patients find stable housing and address their health care needs. . This team works across Montefiore with nurses, physicians, navigators, care managers and others. The team provides not only direct services to patients but serves to educate the staff, social workers and others, about housing assessment and interventions.

# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transit Housing  Format
10 Flexible 9:00am 5:00pm Yes No In person

Housing Information

There are multiple local housing facilities that provide short term rentals to summer students. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine also offers graduate student housing that at times maybe available for summer intern rental.

Internship Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have an interest in social justice and social determinants of health. Computer and engagement skills a plus, as well as multilingual.

Required:

  • Must have excellent computer skills.
  • Should be comfortable working directly with patients.
  • Some work is onsite in the hospital and other work will be in the community with our community based partners.
  • Organized, self starter and motivated to be with the homeless population.

 

Additional desired qualification:

  • Knowledge of Excel

Writing Sample

  • None

Special Requirements 

  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Vaccinations
  • Full physical and PPD test
  • Some local travel required