The HKS Health Fellowship is a one-year program developed to propel talented recent graduates who are committed to improving health care environments through design. The fellow pursues research while working on design projects in our award-winning health studio.
The prestigious fellowship — open to applicants finishing their undergraduate or graduate studies — is much more than an academic opportunity to delve into a topic of choice. The winning applicant is given full-time employment at HKS and the opportunity to continue his or her career with the firm after the one-year fellowship term.
Fellows work with some of the most influential architects and researchers in the profession and have access to networking and travel opportunities.
The HKS Health Fellowship helps recent health care design graduates bridge the two worlds with a unique experience in the health care field. Participants — a single applicant is chosen annually for the one-year program — reserve a portion of their Fellowship for research on a proposal they submit, while enjoying many other benefits.
“[The Fellowship] got me into three conferences in my first year after graduation, and it put me in front of CEOs, allowed me to travel and it catered to what I thought was important. Research opened these previously inaccessible doors.”
How It Works
Each year, the HKS Health studio leadership and previous fellows assist the incoming fellow to develop a research topic. This topic will be based on the fellow’s particular area of interest and strategic initiatives within the HKS Health studio.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Community/population health
- Retail health
- Mental and behavioral health
The fellow will also get the opportunity to attend one health-related conference to support research and education, coordinated through the committee of mentors.
At the end of the fellowship, the designer delivers results, such as a research paper or a design tool.
Because of the location of key HKS health and research leaders, the firm prefers that the fellow be based in Dallas (home to HKS headquarters) or Detroit (a research hub). The fellow might have an opportunity to relocate to another HKS office at the conclusion of the fellowship.
November 22, 2019
January 15, 2020
Interviews via Skype
“We prioritize research in everything we do, and the fellowship infuses this mentality into a unique entry-level position. It’s creating the next leaders in our firm.”
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