SC CRPH Summer Fellowship Program Applications Open


Applications are now open for the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare Summer Fellowship Program. The program seeks to develop a network of diverse students interested in working to improve health outcomes in rural South Carolina. Fellows will be given the opportunity to work on projects that promote health equity, enhance the delivery of care, and research trends that impact access to care. 


The program aims to help support interest in rural health and introduce students to career pathways, including those from rural, underrepresented, or underserved backgrounds. Fellows will gain valuable work experience and participate in mentorship and networking opportunities with some of our state’s leading health organizations. 


The program dates are June 3, 2024 – July 22, 2024. Fellows will receive a $2500 stipend for their participation in the program. 


What Do Fellows Do? 

The Fellows’ day-to-day activities will involve assisting Center staff with their ongoing programs and research projects, networking opportunities with rural and primary healthcare professionals, rural site visits, and service projects.   


Fellows will receive mentorship from the Center’s staff. The mentors will help develop and hone their skills, introduce them to topical rural health issues, and offer guidance on academic and career goals. 

The Center will provide a detailed orientation session for the Fellows to introduce them to our work, and we will sponsor various lunch and learn speaker series on rural and primary healthcare as well as personal and professional development.  


Who is Eligible? 

The program is open to rising sophomores and juniors from any discipline. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or better and exemplify their interest in learning about rural health. 



The application deadline is February 2, 2024. 

To apply, complete the application form, upload a copy of your resume and transcript, and provide one letter of recommendation. Top applicants will be invited for an interview before final decisions are made. 



For questions or if you have problems with the online application,  

please contact Cassandra Pope, Strategic Workforce & Training Program Manager, at