Welcome, Future and Current Host Sites!

CHIP Host Sites

About CHIP

Wisconsin AHEC’s Community Health Internship Program (CHIP) matches college students with an interest in community health to local health departments, tribal health centers, community health centers and community service organizations throughout urban and rural Wisconsin for an eight-week summer internship.

We recruit students from Wisconsin’s colleges and universities, manage and review applications, find the best fit for the student and organization, conduct background checks and basic trainings, and take care of the HR aspects of hosting an intern. We also provide weekly seminars for the students to deepen their knowledge of community health in practice.

Our host sites designate a mentor to provide technical support, project guidance, and connections to shadowing opportunities. The program would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of these community health professionals.

Past interns have engaged in projects such as program and policy development, monitoring, evaluation, research, and education. Interns gain valuable public health knowledge, skills, and experience while providing host sites with the capacity needed to strengthen and extend their practice in ways that might not otherwise be possible.

2024 CHIP dates:  Monday, June 3 – Friday, July 26, 2024

If you know an interested student, please direct them to our CHIP Student Page.

Host Site Information Session

Watch the 2023 CHIP Host Site Info Session

Host Site Agreement

Host sites selected to participate will enter into a partnership agreement with UW Madison, the home institution of Wisconsin AHEC, and the Regional AHEC Center your host site is located within. View Sample 2022 Host Site Agreement.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
Katie Freeman, AHEC Program Manager, kmfreeman2@wisc.edu

Intern Position Types

Position Types Weekly Hours Intern Stipend
Full-time 40 $4,800
Three-quarters-time 32 $3,600
Half-time 22 $2,400
Quarter-time 12 $1,200

All position types include a two-hour weekly virtual seminar on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-10:30am. Milwaukee participants attend an in-person seminar in lieu of the virtual one on Wednesday mornings from 8:00am-noon.

Flexible Work Arrangements: Intern positions may be fully remote, fully on-site, or hybrid with a combination of time spent on-site and remote.

Host site applications are currently closed, but please reach out to Katie Freeman, kmfreeman2@wisc.edu, at any time if interested in becoming a host site.

We welcome all organizations to submit a proposal. Please click on the Regional Center proposal form that covers the county in which your organization is located and where the CHIP intern would serve. Review this 2024 CHIP Host Site Proposal Sample Form to prepare your responses in advance. Priority submission by January 31, 2024. Proposals accepted through early March 2024.

Regional Center  County Coverage
Milwaukee AHEC Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, and Waukesha
North Central AHEC Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, Taylor, Waupaca, and Wood
Northeastern AHEC Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Washington, and Winnebago
Northern Highland AHEC Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Shawano, and Vilas
Northwest AHEC Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, and Washburn
Scenic Rivers AHEC Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon
South Central AHEC Adams, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Marquette, Rock, Sauk, and Waushara

Thank you to our 2023 CHIP Host Site Partners!

Appleton Health Department
Ashland County Health and Human Services
Aspirus Health
Aurora Medical Group, Inc., Walker’s Point Community Clinic
Bayfield County Health and Human Services
Boys & Girls Club of Wausau
Buffalo County Health and Human Services
CAP Services
City of Franklin
City of Greenfield Health Department
City of La Crosse Parks & Recreation
City of Racine
City of Wauwatosa Health Department
COA Youth and Family Centers
Community Action for Healthy Living (CAHL)
Community Warehouse
Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
Dunn County Health Department
Eau Claire City-County Health Department
Fond du Lac County Health Department
Forest County Health Department
Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness
Friday Memorial Library
GIFTS Men Shelter
GiGi’s Playhouse – Milwaukee
Greendale Health Department
Health Connections Incorporated
HealthNet of Rock County
Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services
JONAH Justice
Juneau County Health Department
Kenosha County
La Crosse Area Family YMCA
Lac du Flambeau Family Resource Center
Manitowoc County Health Department
Marathon County Health Department
Marathon County Literacy Council
Marquette County Health Department
Marshfield YMCA
McFarland Youth Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Consortium for Hmong Health, Inc.
NAMI Northwoods
Next Door Foundation
North Shore Health Department
Oneida County Health Department
Oregon Area Cares Community Coalition
Public Health Sauk County
Richland School District
RWCFS Head Start / Early Head Start Rock County
Schreiner Memorial Library
Sheboygan County Health Department
Southwest Health
SSM Health Madison/Baraboo St. Mary’s Hospital
SSM Health of Wisconsin (St. Agnes Hospital)
Stoughton Health Hospital
Stoughton Wellness Coalition
Sun Prairie Wellness Coalition
The Benedict Center, Inc.
The Butterfly Path
The Community Table
The Joy Labs
The Neighbors’ Place
The Wisconsin Rapids Family Center
United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin of Extension/FoodWise
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, The Center for Restorative Justice
UW-Madison, Division of Extension
UW-Madison, Division of Extension: Covering Wisconsin
UW-Milwaukee Office of Sustainability
UW-Platteville Counseling Center
Walworth County Health and Human Services
Western Dairyland E.O.C.
Winding Rivers Library System
Wisconsin HOSA-Future Health Professionals
Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service
YMCA of the Chippewa Valley
YWCA Rock County CAREHouse