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Student Education

Student Education

The Hope Community Clinic welcomes all students interested in the healthcare field through job and internship opportunities. As a free clinic serving uninsured and under insured residents of East Charlotte with a focus on refugee and immigrant communities, we prioritize holistic clinical engagement through trauma-informed care. Every year, we host social work and counseling interns from local programs and hire bilingual medical assistants.

Spanish-English Bilingual Medical Assistants

Our Spanish-English bilingual medical assistants are usually recent graduates interested in gap-year opportunities before continuing a degree in healthcare. They serve closely with a family medicine physician and two nurse practitioners.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Clinical tasks associated with triaging patient concerns.
  2. Point-of-care testing and phlebotomy.
  3. Facilitating enrollment in external financial assistance programs.
  4. Communicating medication refills and lab results with patients.
  5. Performing comprehensive administrative tasks.

A variety of enrichment/educational opportunities are also offered through nationwide conferences and partnerships with local organizations, such as Enlace and Project 658.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, independent, can multi-task, and cares about serving the community. A high school diploma or GED is required; B.S. or B.A. is preferred as well as CMA/EMT/CAN certifications. To apply, please send your resume/CV and cover letter to Margie Lugibihl mlugibihl@project658.com.

Internships/Practicum

We host social work and mental health interns participating in local bachelor’s and master’s programs. At Hope Community Clinic, interns will:

  1. Gain hands-on experience working with the uninsured and underinsured holistically.
  2. Establish their learning goals and work under the guidance of supervisors.
  3. Engage in independent learning by working closely with individual clients.
  4. Receive weekly support on case management during group supervision sessions.
  5. Participate in frequent training on trauma-informed care delivery.

We take pride in supporting and preparing our interns for their future workplace.

“Nowhere else could I have found such passionate, caring staff and such incredible clients from whom I learn and am challenged every day.” Annie L.