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 Northwest Wisconsin for an eight-week summer internship. In addition to valuable experience within local Northwest 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 of $2,600 (subject to income tax) for their full-time commitment over the 8-week internship experience


Eligibility Requirements

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 have completed at least two-years of college coursework by June of that internship year

  • have an interest in community, public, or population health

  • be currently enrolled college student at the time of your CHIP application



Host Site Application CLOSED
Intern Application CLOSED

"I valued each and every moment of my CHIP experience, and I deeply thank AHEC for orchestrating it all. If you are looking toward a career in healthcare, serving the wonderful and diverse people of this great state, include CHIP in your journey. I am so glad I did."

2021 NWAHEC CHIP Intern, Alex N.