Wisconsin AHEC’s Community Health Internship Program (CHIP) enables college students who have an interest in community health, public health, or population health to work with local health departments, tribal health centers, community health centers and community service organizations throughout urban and rural Wisconsin for an eight-week summer internship.
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.
The host site designates 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.
2023 CHIP dates: Monday, June 5 – Friday, July 28, 2023
Changes coming in 2023:
Stipend: To better support our students, who often need to work during the summer to pay for tuition and living expenses during the school year, we will be increasing the stipend for full-time positions to $4,800.
Part-time Options: New in 2023 will be a pilot run of part-time options to fit a variety of host site needs and student schedules.
Host Site Information Session
View Recording from December 2, 2021
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
Submit you host site proposal here!
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 2022 CHIP Host Site Application Sample Form to prepare your responses in advance. Application links will open in Fall 2022.
|Regional Center Host Site Proposal Form||County Coverage|
|Milwaukee AHEC Proposal Form [opens in Fall 2022]||Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, and Waukesha|
|North Central AHEC Proposal Form [opens in Fall 2022]||Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, Taylor, Waupaca, and Wood|
|Northeastern AHEC Proposal Form [opens in Fall 2022]||Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Washington, and Winnebago|
|Northern Highland AHEC Proposal Form [opens in Fall 2022]||Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Shawano, and Vilas|
|Northwest AHEC Proposal Form [opens in Fall 2022]||Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, and Washburn|
|Scenic Rivers AHEC Proposal Form [opens in Fall 2022]||Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon|
|South Central AHEC Proposal Form [opens in Fall 2022]||Adams, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Marquette, Rock, Sauk, and Waushara|