Community Health Internship Program (CHIP)

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

Summer Opportunities for Community Health Internships

Wisconsin AHEC’s CHIP enables college students who have an interest in community health, public health and population health to work full time (40 hours per week) with local health departments, tribal health centers, community health centers and community service organizations throughout Wisconsin for an eight-week summer internship.

2021 CHIP dates:  Monday, June 7 – Friday, July 30, 2021

Interns receive a stipend of $2,400 (subject to income tax) for their full-time commitment throughout the 8-week program.

2021 CHIP Student Flyer

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Student Eligibility

To be eligible for CHIP, students must:

  • be a Wisconsin resident or student attending a college or university in Wisconsin
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • preferably have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • preferably completed at least two-years of college coursework by June 2021
  • have an interest in community, public, or population health
  • currently enrolled college student at the time of your CHIP application

CHIP is a highly competitive program. Most internships are awarded to students with a strong record of academic performance, leadership and work experience.

CHIP Host Sites & Projects

CHIP host sites are located throughout the state in rural and urban settings. Our goal is to match a student intern to all of our host site projects. Host site projects address a variety of public health issues and vary widely to suit interns’ interests and the needs of local organizations.

Past interns have engaged in program and policy development, monitoring, evaluation, research, and education to name a few. 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.

On-site mentors provide technical support and assistance and will facilitate shadowing opportunities to help interns gain an understanding and an appreciation of the broad range of public health activities undertaken at the local level. The program would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of these community health professionals.

Application Phases & Timeline

Application Phases
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.

Anticipated Timeline

Phase 1 Application
Phase 2 Application
Internship Notification
November 24 – January 31, 2021
by February 28, 2021
by March 31, 2021

Application Components

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 two short essay questions.

  1. Applicant Contact Information
  2. Demographic Data
  3. Academic Information
  4. Leadership Experience & Skills
  5. Essays
  6. Summer Housing & Transportation
  7. CHIP Application Certification

The deadline for Student Applications is Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm. 

Any questions throughout the application process, please contact Brittany Thompson at ahec@ahec.wisc.edu.

Past Student Intern Projects

Application for 2021 is now closed.

Wisconsin AHEC uses Survey Monkey, a secure application service, to collect applications for 2021 CHIP. Survey Monkey requires applicants to create a FREE account where they can start an application, save their progress as they work and leave the application to complete at a later time. If you already have an account with Survey Monkey, you may log in with your existing account information. If you do not have an account with Survey Monkey, you will need to “Register” for a FREE account before proceeding to the application.

The deadline for Student Applications is Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm. 

INFORMATION FOR HOST SITES

Host Site Information Session Recording

Watch one of our Host Site Info Sessions recordings to learn more about CHIP components and key program dates, host site proposal process, and hear an overview of the student application and matching process.

Host Site Agreement

Host sites selected to participate will enter into a partnership agreement with the respective AHEC Regional Center. Review a SAMPLE CHIP Partnership Agreement 2021.

Contacts

Brittany Thompson, Statewide

(608)-487-3838
ahec@ahec.wisc.edu

Suzanne Letellier, Milwaukee

(414) 344-0675 ext. 224

sletellier@milahec.org

Host Sites Submit your 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 a SAMPLE 2021 CHIP Host Site Proposal Form to prepare your responses in advance.

Regional Center Host Site Proposal Form County Coverage
Milwaukee AHEC Proposal Form Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, and Waukesha
North Central AHEC Proposal Form Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, Taylor, Waupaca, and Wood
Northeastern AHEC Proposal Form 

no longer accepting proposals

Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Washington, and Winnebago
Northern Highland AHEC Proposal Form Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Shawano, and Vilas
Northwest AHEC Proposal Form Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, and Washburn
Scenic Rivers AHEC Proposal Form Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon
South Central AHEC Proposal Form Adams, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Marquette, Rock, Sauk, and Waushara