Applications for Summer 2024 will open November 15th!
Wisconsin AHEC’s Community Health Internship Program (CHIP) enables college students who have an interest in community health, public health, and population health to work with local health departments, tribal health centers, community health centers, and community service organizations throughout Wisconsin for an eight-week summer internship. In addition to valuable experience within local Wisconsin communities, students also:
- gain valuable public health knowledge, skills, and experience while providing host sites with the extra capacity needed to strengthen and extend their practice
- gain an understanding and an appreciation of the broad range of public health activities undertaken at the local level
- earn a stipend based on your position type over the 8-week internship experience
Intern Position Types
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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 8:30am-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.
To be eligible for CHIP, students must be:
- age 18 or older at the time of application
- a Wisconsin resident or student attending a college or university in Wisconsin
- a currently enrolled college student at the time of your CHIP application with a high school diploma or GED
- able to commit to the hours required by position type(s) you apply for from June 3 – July 26, 2024
- eligible for work in the U.S.
- interested in community, public, or population health
Ideal applicants preferably have:
- a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- completed at least two-years of college coursework by June 2024
The application process includes two phases. The Phase 1 application is an opportunity for you to tell us more about yourself, your academic and professional background, and your skills and interests. We use your responses on the Phase 1 Application to assess your eligibility and fit for CHIP as well as preliminarily match you to one of our seven Regional Centers.
Students invited to the Phase 2 application will be connected to one of our Regional AHEC Centers to learn more about the specific host site and projects available in that region. Students will have an opportunity to rank their preferences for the host site projects and may be asked to submit academic and/or professional references.
Phase 1 Application
Phase 2 Application
November 15, 2023 – January 31, 2024
by March 31, 2024
Below is an outline of the CHIP Application. Please note that you will need to upload a current resume (not to exceed 2 pages), a current unofficial transcript, and complete a short essay question.
- Applicant Contact Information
- Demographic Data
- Academic Information
- Leadership Experience & Skills
- Summer Housing & Transportation
- CHIP Application Certification
If you have any additional questions throughout or about the application process, please contact Katie Freeman, AHEC Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What students are saying
"My experience with the CHIP internship was greater than words can describe. I was fortunate enough to be placed within the ADRC-North in the Ashland Branch, located in Ashland, Wisconsin. While the internship was completed virtually, I gained so many great skills and was able to expand my knowledge more than I would have anticipated during this internship experience."Elise A., CHIP Alumni
"I participated in the CHIP and Wisconsin Express Programs and loved both! I was a CHIP intern with Green County Public Health, now I work here full time!"Bridget C., CHIP and Wisconsin Express Alumni