El Puente de Encuentros Fellowship Program  2023-2024
El Puente de Encuentros is a nonprofit organization whose vision is to be a conduit of change for culturally and linguistically diverse and sustainable behavioral health services in New Mexico. Our mission is to take action to address the behavioral health needs of New Mexico through collaboration, education, and advocacy.
At the core of El Puente de Encuentros programming is the Fellowship Program which aims to support and cultivate leadership skills of culturally and linguistically diverse graduate and undergraduate students pursuing careers in the behavioral health field. Fellowship students are paired with seasoned behavioral health practitioners who will serve as mentors to the students throughout the Fellowship. By fostering professional relationships between BIPOC students and mentors who have had shared experiences, we hope to expand the future base of culturally and linguistically diverse behavioral health providers in NM by connecting, engaging, and supporting them through their studies and as they prepare to enter the workforce.

The Fellowship offers graduate students and undergraduates enrolled in their junior or senior years a two-semester program that connects students to leaders in the behavioral health field through engaging seminars led by experts in the field. The cohort of selected students meets for two hours, two times per month to engage in intentional reflection and dialogue, and community building. The Fellowship program additionally promotes leadership skills by guiding students in the development of innovative community-based projects that strive to address behavioral health issues impacting NM communities.

The program is designed to guide students in their academic  experience, and to prepare them for their professional aspirations.  Students are engaged in understanding how the behavioral health field intersects with the social, cultural, economic and political forces  that affect the profession. Priority deadline for completed applications is: July 15, 2023.

For more information, please email elpuentedeencuentros@gmail.com or visit www.elpuentedeencuentros.org.
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