The due date is Monday, February 15, 2016 by 8am.
Applicants interested in the Milwaukee program ONLY may continue to apply through Friday, February 26. Students interested in both programs must apply by February 15 at 8am.
The full application will require:
1. Completion of the online application
2. Two letters of recommendation
3. A complete set of official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended where you completed 12 credit hours or more. Official transcripts should be sent directly from the college/university.
If your current or degree-granting transcript includes transfer credits with grades or GPA for any transfer credits, you do not need to request a separate transcript from the program where you completed the transferred credits.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:
-Wisconsin resident or student attending a college or university in Wisconsin
-U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Completed at least two years of college coursework by June 2016
-Currently enrolled in a technical, undergraduate, or graduate program (may participate the summer following graduation)
-GPA of 3.0 or higher
-Demonstrated and/or well-articulated interest in public health
Key program dates for the 2016 Statewide program:
Monday, February 15, 2016 by 8am- Application deadline for applicants to the Statewide program and those who wish to be considered for either the Statewide or the Milwaukee program.
* We hope to finalize all matches by the end of April *
Friday, June 3, 2016 - Orientation and Training on UW Madison campus (all day) for Statewide program participants; hotel accommodations will be provided if needed.
Monday, June 6, 2016 - Interns report to agencies. If your academic year has not concluded at this time, another start date is possible.
Friday, July 29, 2016 - Last official day of work for interns
Key Program Dates for the 2016 Milwaukee program:
Friday, February 26 by 4pm- Extended application deadline for those who are ONLY interested in the Milwaukee program (with sites in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Kenosha, and Racine counties). Please note that applicants who wish to be considered for either the Milwaukee or the Statewide program must apply by Monday, February 15 by 8am.
Monday, June 6, 2016 through Friday, July 29, 2016 - Milwaukee program internship dates. An orientation is held in Milwaukee on the first day of the program.
Where to send letters of recommendation and transcripts:
The CHIP application requires two letters of recommendation submitted by individuals who have supervised and evaluated your work in an academic or professional setting. Relatives and friends may not serve in this capacity.
Letters should be sent by your recommenders directly to the AHEC Program Office in Madison. They may be sent via email (preferably as a pdf document on letterhead) to firstname.lastname@example.org or via regular mail to the Wisconsin AHEC Program, 750 Highland Ave., 4218d, Madison, WI 53705. You will also need to provide a complete set of official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. You should wait to send your current transcript until after the fall semester 2015 courses and grades have been posted. Transcripts may be sent to the AHEC Program Office at the above address.
[NOTE: UW Medical students who have been accepted for the PRIME program do not need to submit letters of recommendation and transcripts .]
Interns receive a stipend of $1,200 per month, or $2,400 for the eight week program. See detailed site descriptions.
Interns work full-time (generally, 40 hours per week) at the host site, and participate in core seminars. In Milwaukee, these seminars are held on Tuesdays. Statewide program interns will participate in an online course with several assignments including: an interview, a letter to a legislator, and a final presentation (via webinar).
Applicants will indicate their site assignment preferences in their application - up to 4 and will write an essay on their top 2. The 2016 site list is available through the link on the left side of the screen. We often have a few additional sites to add during the application process, so you may wish to check the list again before you submit your application.
Housing (Statewide Program only):
Students selected for the internship are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. Interns are often able to find local housing with friends or family. The Statewide program application provides you with an opportunity to indicate where you will have housing. You may, however, indicate internship choices in locations where you do not have housing. If you are offered an internship in a location where you do not have housing available, the local AHEC office may be able to assist in finding suitable housing.
Please direct questions about the application process and specific questions about the Statewide program sites to the AHEC Program Office in Madison:
Courtney Saxler, MPH
Questions about the Milwaukee CHIP program should be directed to Suzanne Letellier at Milwaukee AHEC: