Community Mental Health Fellows

The application for the 24-25 academic year is now open! Click here to open the application.

Applications are due Monday, March 25th, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

To hear more about the program, join the CMHF info session on Monday, February 26 from 6-7:30 pm in the Dwight Hall Common Room. Anyone interested can come and learn about the program from current fellows, and food will be provided! 

Our Activities:

The Community Mental Health Fellows program, a collaborative initiative between Dwight Hall at Yale and the Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation, engages undergraduate students in a comprehensive experience. Led by Director of Service Track and CMHC Foundation Director Kyle Pedersen, Director of Research Track Dr. Sarah Fineberg, student leaders, and Dwight Hall at Yale Program Manager Mark Fopeano, students form a cohort. The program begins with an introduction to the extensive work of CMHC, followed by the identification of specific projects aligning with the CMHC Foundation’s goals and the personal interests of the students. Fellows are matched with a mentor within a project placement that is either research-focused (e.g., wet lab, clinical) or service-focused (e.g., community forensic services, psychiatric street outreach). There are also opportunities for fellows to engage in professional and alumni panels in the fields of public and mental health.

Fellows actively reflect on their experiences through weekly written reports and participate in regular cohort conversations. The program also fosters peer-to-peer support, allowing fellows to periodically meet and discuss their experiences, leading to the development of collaborative projects.

23-24 Student Leaders:

These student leaders play a crucial role in guiding and enriching the experience of the Community Mental Health Fellows program. You may contact them if you have any questions about the program.

Our Mission:

The goal of the Community Mental Health Fellows program is to provide field experience for Yale University undergraduates with a passion for urban community mental health issues, and to expand the capacity of CMHC Foundation and its partners to fulfill its mission statement.�

Student Leaders:

Karen Ayoub - Co-Coordinator/Co-President Nicole Campbell - Co-Coordinator/Co-President Goeun Lee - Co-Coordinator/Co-President Jessica Na - Co-Coordinator/Co-President

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