Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) is pleased to announce their Summer 2016 opportunities for health professions students at any Wisconsin college or university. All interested students are encouraged to apply for these AHEC summer programs. The selection process is competitive and are expecting to receive a strong group of applications again this year.
Community Health Internship Program (CHIP)
An 8-week internship ($2,400 stipend) to work full time in a local health department or community agency. The full-time schedule requires a commitment of 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day during the 8 week internship. 70+ sites are offered June 6 – July 29, 2016. 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 due Monday, February 15, 2016. CHIP application: www.ahec.wisc.edu/chip
A week-long cultural immersion at a regional community site. 12 sites are offered May 15-20, 2016. Small interprofessional groups of college students learn about and discuss the healthcare resources and challenges of the local population. Program fee is $200 for the week (includes 5 nights lodging, meals, curriculum, materials, and special activities). Applications are due Friday, February 12, 2016 for the summer program. Wisconsin Express application: www.ahec.wisc.edu/wisconsin-express