AHEC Summer Programs for Health Professionals

Wisconsin AHEC is pleased to announce their Summer 2018 opportunities for health professions students at any Wisconsin college or university.

Community Health Internship Program (CHIP)
An 8-week internship ($2,400 stipend) to work full time in a local health department or community agency.  70+ sites are offered June 4-July 27, 2018.  Each intern is hosted by an experienced professional, and participates in additional curriculum and enrichment activities coordinated by AHEC.  A wide range of focus areas are available among the internships, offering opportunities for any academic major, all with the common theme of community health.  Applications are due Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  The application can be found here.

Wisconsin Express
This field experience offers unique insider access to a local region of Wisconsin, including tours of facilities and conversations with people who live and work in that part of the state. The 2018 program offers 14 sites, each with a different cultural focus (such as Native American, Amish, Somali, Hmong, African American, Latinx), and other special focus areas (such as aging, women’s health, addiction, or incarceration). Teams of 6-12 student stay overnight and travel together throughout the week to tour local resources and meet health care providers and many additional professionals in the region, to gain an understanding of the community. Past participants have appreciated this opportunity to explore interesting areas and programs in the state, which they otherwise would not have discovered.

Program dates:
Summer (10 sites)- May 20-25, 2018
Spring Break-application is closed

Participant fee is $210 for the week; partial scholarship assistance is available for students unable to pay the entire fee

Applications are still being accepted for the Summer sites; the deadline is February 13th.

If you are interested in culture, teamwork, and community health, please consider applying!

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This post was authored by Morgan Lewis on 02/01/2018.