2014 CHIP Student Application will be available in mid December 2013.
The due date is Monday, February 24 by 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.
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 2014
-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 2014 Statewide program:
Monday, February 24, 2014 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, May 30, 2014 - Orientation and Training on UW Madison campus (all day) for Statewide program participants; hotel accommodations will be provided if needed.
Monday, June 2, 2014 - Interns report to agencies. If your academic year has not concluded at this time, another start date is possible.
Friday, July 25, 2014 - Last official day of work for interns
Key Program Dates for the 2014 Milwaukee program:
Friday, March 14 by 4pm- Extended application deadline for those who are ONLY interested in the Milwaukee program (with sites in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties). Please note that applicants who wish to be considered for either the Milwaukee or the Statewide program must apply by Monday, February 24 by 8am.
Monday, June 2, 2014 through Friday, July 25, 2014 - 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 2013 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. A few of the Statewide program internships have an option of a third month. 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 which includes 2-3 academic webinars and several assignments including: an interview, a letter to a legislator, and a final presentation (via webinar).
Available sites (Statewide Program only):
Applicants to the Statewide Program will indicate their site assignment preferences in their application - up to 4 and will write an essay on their top 2. The 2014 site list will be posted as soon as it becomes available. 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. [Milwaukee program interns will receive a list of projects and sites to select from after acceptance to the program.]
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:
Questions about the Milwaukee CHIP program should be directed to Melanie Berg at Milwaukee AHEC: