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College Student Health Internship Program (C-SHIP) 2020

Frequently Asked Questions for Students

Where are these internships?

Sites are located in Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windsor and Windham counties.

How do I apply? 

Please send your resume, and a cover letter indicating your interest and availability to swhite@svtahec.org  Susan P White at SVTAHEC.  We will also request a letter of reference when your eligibility is confirmed.


Do I get paid?

Yes!  C-SHIP internships are paid $12.50/hour.  Please note that this is taxable income.

How long is an internship? 

Internships are 100 to 200 hours.  They can be spread out over 6 to 10 weeks in the summer months.  We do sometimes have projects in the spring or fall semester; check with us if that would be an option for you.

Can I work alongside a Doctor in a hospital?

Not likely.  These are non-clinical internships, and most are with a nonprofit, public health or social service agencies involved in health care in some way.  Rarely can we place a student in a hospital setting.  If you have certification such as EMT or LNA please indicate that, as it may allow for more patient contact.

What is meant by a “project”? 

Interns have helped with social media, promotional materials, patient satisfaction surveys, researched and prepared community health information, gathered and analyzed health-related data, assisted elderly, hospice or oncology patients, worked with at-risk youth, and various other projects that assist with community health, prevention organization, or healthcare facility.


Do you provide housing, and Do I need a car?

We do not provide housing and you are responsible for getting to and from your placement.  Some projects also require in-state travel.

What kinds of organizations or placements am I likely to get?  

Interns have worked with Ottauquechee Health Foundation, the Free Clinic in Rutland, Bayada Hospice, Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition, Cedar Hill Nursing Home, Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center, the Collaborative, Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice,  and many others with whom we have partnerships.

We are always looking for new possibilities in oral, medical, public and behavioral health.

Other Questions?  Ask Susan P White swhite@svtahec.org  or call 802-885-2126, ext. 105