University of Wisconsin–Madison
Area Health Education Centers
Area Health Education Centers

Community Health Service-Learning Course

The Wisconsin AHEC & Cooperative Extension Community Health Service Learning course (CHSL) is an internship program for undergraduate students interested in public health.

Students will be matched with projects hosted by UW-Extension offices statewide working on a range of projects. Participants work 8-10 hours per week for the Fall semester and participate a public health-focused section within Inter-L&S 260 (1 credit).

 

  • Overview

    The Community Health Service Learning course (CHSL) is an internship program for UW-Madison undergraduate students interested in public health.

    Students will be matched with projects hosted by UW-Extension offices statewide working on a wide range of projects. Participants work 8-10 hours per week for the Fall semester and participate a public health-focused section within Inter-L&S 260 (1 credit).

    Recommended Prerequisities: 

    It is strongly encouraged that CHSL students take PHS 370: Introduction to Public Health and/or C&E Soc 533: Public Health in Rural & Urban Communities

  • Eligibility

    To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

    • be a student attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Fall 2016
    • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • have completed at least two years of college coursework by August 2016
    • have a demonstrated and/or well-articulated interest in public health
  • Application Requirements

    The full application requires:

    1. Completion of the online application
    2. Two letters of recommendation
    3. A complete set of transcripts from all colleges/universities attended where you completed 12 credit hours or more. An unofficial UW-Madison transcript is acceptable. (Note: If your transcript includes transfer credits with grades for any transfer credits, you do not need to request a separate transcript from the program where you completed the transferred credits.)
  • Program Details

    Students will have an orientation in September and will work 8-10 hours per week through December 15. In addition to the service project for their host site (done remotely in most cases), students also participate in Inter-L&S 260 learning activities, public health-focused assignments, and conduct at least one visit to their host site.