Thanks to The Valley Foundation, the Office of Community Engagement, sponsors a paid fellowship program that provides, 1st year Summer and 2nd+  year, medical students the opportunity to work on community-responsive research or service projects that meet community-identified needs in Santa Clara or San Mateo Counties. 


Since 2002, OCE has recruited over 100 Valley Fellows whose extraordinary work and contributions have had major impacts to local communities. As a Valley Fellow, you will be part of a community of mutually passionate individuals engaging with local community and fostering HEALTH EQUITY.


We are invested in YOUR success! OCE's faculty and staff will provide leadership and mentorship to support you/your project to achieve your milestones.  We will also help you to build relationships with other Valley Fellows, conduct peer reviews, and build community partnerships.


In addition to the positive impact you are making in the community, you will have an exciting opportunity to be a poster presenter at the annual Community Health Symposium, hosted by OCE each Winter Quarter, to showcase your work and collaboration with your community partner!


Please fill out the Valley Fellowship Interest Form here


We encourage and support your mission and vision when it comes to your project. Whether you have an existing project, a project in mind, or need help identifying a project, OCE will help match you with an organization who has identified the needs or gaps in the community they serve. 2nd year medical students, please apply below:


Now accepting  fellowship applications for the 2021-22 academic year. Fellowship projects begin/end on the calendar quarter (not academic quarter) to allow time to complete the project.


  • FALL QUARTER 2021 (October 1-December 31) | Due September 1, 2021
  •     Eligibility: 21-22 2nd year medical students and above
  • WINTER QUARTER 2022 (January 1-March 31) | Due December 1, 2021
  •     Eligibility: 21-22 2nd year medical students and above
  • SPRING QUARTER 2022 (April 1-June 31) | Due March 1, 2022
  •     Eligibility: 21-22 2nd year medical students and above
  • SUMMER QUARTER 2022 (July 1-September 30) | Due June 1, 2022
  •     Eligibility: 21-22 1st year medical students and above