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Boston Immigrant Professionals Fellowship 2021 for African Immigrant Professionals in America

For the Boston Immigrant Professionals Fellowship 2021, the African Bridge Network (ABN), in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA), is excited to announce a pilot training and fellowship program targeting Boston’s Black foreign-trained professionals in the healthcare field.

Application Deadline:

27th August 2021

About the Boston Immigrant Professionals Fellowship:

This program is a direct effort to address the lack of US work experience barriers that skilled immigrant professionals face and racial and economic disparities in the field. The initiative will place ten talented, diverse, and multilingual Black immigrant professionals from Africa and the Caribbean in a three-month paid fellowship in a non-clinical position with one of the leading hospitals in the Greater Boston region. Through the training and internship, participants will gain the needed work experience to access jobs in the industry and advance their careers.

Type of Award:



  • Ability to legally work in the U.S.
  • Commitment of 30 hours per week for the fellowship period
  • Some past higher educational training or work specific training (such as college exposure/past work experience)
  • Self-identification as an Immigrant from Africa or the Caribbean
  • English proficiency
  • Boston residency

You can still receive free career development support even if you don’t qualify for this program. Learn more at www.africanbn.org/career.

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Value of of the Boston Immigrant Professionals Fellowship:

After a free four-week workforce readiness training, the fellows will access paid work experience of  30 hours per week at one of Boston’s top hospitals. The ultimate goal of the fellowship is to provide a career-specific, in-house experience in a non-clinical position that the fellows can leverage in their future careers. The fellowship will either be an in-person or a hybrid experience depending on the host organization’s COVID-19 health and safety measures. Either experience will aim to maximize the relationship building and work environment exposure for the fellow. 

Selected professionals will:

  • Receive a four-week workforce readiness training, plus individual career coaching during and after placement
  • Gain experience working in a non-clinical position with a high impact team in a prestigious hospital
  • Participate in a paid (stipend) three month internship, 30 hours a week for $20/hour
  • Be in a strong position to be employed in their field after completion of the internship
  • Grow in self-confidence and expand their network for professional development

How to Apply for the Boston Immigrant Professionals Fellowship:

To apply for a fellowship placement, please fill out the application form, by August 27th, 2021. Applicants will be contacted by September 3rd, 2021. Please direct any questions to Jennifer @ [email protected].

Program Timeline

  • Pre-placement training – September 2021 
  • Placement at the workplace – October 2021 

Application Form

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Boston Immigrant Professionals Fellowship Webpage for Details

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