Since it's inception in 1994, National Health Corps Pittsburgh has been managed through the Allegheny County Health Department to address unmet health needs in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Although Pittsburgh is known for medical breakthroughs such as the Salk polio vaccine and the first heart lung transplant, there are many high risk populations and health disparities in the region. Members come to Pittsburgh from all over the country with backgrounds and interests in public health, medicine, nursing, dental health, social work, international health, and education. Our broad mission of improving public health ensures a diverse Corps of members and partner sites.
A year with National Health Corps Pittsburgh (NHC Pittsburgh) is not “work” but “service.” Those who serve with NHC Pittsburgh are not “volunteers” or “employees” but “members.” This is a unique experience that combines service opportunity with mentoring and support while developing leadership skills for a career in a health-related field. Members have reported that a year of service with NHC Pittsburgh has provided them with exposure and leadership opportunities in ways they never imagined at their current level of education. NHC Pittsburgh members take seriously the AmeriCorps motto: “One year to make a difference, one chance to make your mark, one experience that will change your life.”
To learn more about service opportunities for NHC Pittsburgh members at our host sites, visit our current list of Position Descriptions. 2018-2019 Position Descriptions are available now.
To learn about the various activities that NHC Pittsburgh members participate in throughout their year of service, select Member Activities .
To learn about how serving a year with NHC Pittsburgh will benefit you, select Benefits of Serving.
To learn about the application process, select How to Apply. Please review the How to Apply section for details and go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do when you're ready to apply. NHC Pittsburgh will begin accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Program Year in Spring 2019.
To find out more about the Pittsburgh area, select http://pittsburgh.about.com/od/facts/Pittsburgh_Facts_Statistics.htm
Interested to see what past members are up to? See what life after AmeriCorps is like for NHC Pittsburgh Members!