Summer Health Internship Program
THE 2013 SUMMER HEALTH INTERNSHIP APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED
The Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) is a six-week program for high school and college students interested in health careers. The program exposes students to health careers and the various health issues that affect their communities. Students are encouraged to pursue health careers by having the opportunity to interact daily with physicians and other health care professionals.
During the six-week period, students are placed at preceptor sites in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island based on their fields of interest in health careers. The students dedicate eighteen hours a week working at the sites. Once a week, students participate in didactic sessions that include but not limited to; observation of the field, lectures, hospital tours, health awareness and study skills. Upon completion of the program, each student is awarded a Certificate of Achievement.
After the program, students are tracked for up to one year and surveyed to determine the effectiveness of the program. An evaluation tool administered by the New York State AHEC determines the outcomes of the program and includes statistical analysis of data from surveys completed by students.
The Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island Area Health Education Center (BQLI-AHEC) Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) is a six-week opportunity for historically underrepresented/and or economically disadvantaged high school and college students. This program exposes students to a variety of careers in the health field as well as to the health issues affecting their communities.
In addition, SHIP allows participants to interact regularly with health care professionals. Students who successfully complete the BQLI AHEC Summer Health Internship Program will emerge with newfound connections, job readiness skills, and insight into the world of health care.
Criteria for Participation:
- Students 16-20 years of age entering their Junior or Senior year of High School or Freshman or Sophomore year of College as of Fall 2012
- Attend school or permanent residence in Brooklyn, Queens, or Long Island
- Sincere interest in a career in the health field
- United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Status
The program will run from July 1st through August 8th.