Fellowship: Hayley Petit Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowship
The Hayley Petit Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowship honors “the kindness, idealism and activism" that defined the lives of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Elizabeth Petit and Michaela Rose Petit while also advancing the mission of Connecticut's Injury Prevention Center to reduce injury and violence among Connecticut’s children, adolescents and adults through research, education and training, community outreach and policy advocacy.
Fellowship recipients are selected for their interest in injury and violence prevention and public health as expressed in a one page essay (see details below) and indicated by your résumé. Each fellowship recipient is awarded a $500 stipend at the end of the session.
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP: Six (6) fellowship recipients will be selected for this exciting 8-week fellowship which runs from February 1, 2024 through May 5, 2024 with Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC). The fellowship provides recipients with an introduction to the field of injury prevention within the field of public health. Fellows will work with experts at the IPC to develop and design their own injury prevention-related project, which the fellows will present to representatives from the hospital, the Petit Family Foundation, and Dr. Petit. Selected fellows will participate in this immersion into the field of injury prevention through readings, virtual discussions, and presentations by IPC faculty and staff. While the majority of the fellowship is remote, the final presentation will be held in-person at 10 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford. Additionally, fellows may have the opportunity to participate in clinical job shadows and community outreach events.
Eligibility: The fellowship is open to students who identify as women, are able to receive federally taxed wages and are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or concurrent graduate and undergraduate degree-granting program of a college or university. Because meetings will be remote, it is essential that recipients have reliable high-speed internet access and a video camera for use during sessions. In addition to the 5 hours per week of live, remote meetings, students should expect to commit an additional 2-4 hours per week of independent reading and research.
Applications are due on Friday February 9th, 20234
Applicants will be notified of decision on Friday February 16, 2024
Program begins the week of Monday February 19, 2024
Program will conclude the week of April 29, 2024*
Please make sure that your schedule allows for you to participate in 2.5 hour remote sessions Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning February 21 2023 throughout the semester.
HOW TO APPLY: A complete applicant package includes:1)Your Resume2)A one page, single space essay (or letter) that explains a.) Your interest in injury and violence prevention, b.) Whatyou hope to accomplish during the fellowship and finally, c.) How the fellowship connects with your long term careergoals.Completed Submissions should be emailed to Rebecca Beebe, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org