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Community Health Internship Program

Provide a meaningful learning opportunity to a bright and dedicated student during this 8-week internship program.
AHEC provides re
cruitment and structured learning throughout the program.
Applications for 2024 summer host sites and for student interns are now closed.

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  • The Wisconsin AHEC Community Health Internship Program (CHIP) links undergraduate and graduate student interns with local health departments, tribal health departments, community service agencies, and community health centers throughout Wisconsin to address a variety of public health issues.
  • Projects vary widely to suit interns’ interests and abilities and local needs. Interns gain valuable public health knowledge, skills, and experience while providing host sites with the human resources needed to strengthen and extend their practice in ways that might not otherwise be possible.
  • On-site mentors provide technical support and assistance and facilitate shadowing opportunities to help interns gain an understanding and 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.
  • In addition to activities at the host sites, students also participate in weekly public health information seminars.
  • Interns receive a stipend for their commitment throughout the 8-week program
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