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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), part time(22 hours a week) or another part-time option(12 hours) 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 based on the option you choose (subject to income tax) for their 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 is 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.

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