Field Placements & Experiential Training

What is the experiential training?

Once a trainee has received 75 hours of training from a certified training provider, they can choose to pursue a field placement to complete the requirements for CHW certification and advance a career path in community health work. The CHW CORE Training Program will work to connect them with a partner organization that can commit to hosting them as a CHW employee for the duration of the program. 

During this three-month period, the trainee will complete 300 hours of on-site work assisting in community health programs. For eligible trainees within the experiential training portion of the program, a stipend of up to $6,000.00 provided through PHMC will be distributed to trainees in order to cover living expenses and encourage completion of the program.

The nature of the work a trainee does will depend on the focus of the host organization and the project(s) they are placed on. CHW CORE will work with the organization to build a scope of work that gives opportunities for the trainee to get real-world experience with the subjects covered during their CHW training.