FAQ For Preceptors

Who are the Interns?

Students enrolled in a college, university or post-secondary certificate program and planning to pursue a career in healthcare are eligible to apply.  We recruit from our AHEC alumni who have participated in our high school health career exploration programs, MedQuest and Advanced MedQuest.  We also advertise for interns on college career center websites such as Handshake and College Central.  Interns must have transportation and a place to stay within commuting distance of their internships.  We do not provide housing.

How do students apply? 

Students submit their resume, cover letter indicating their interest and availability, and a letter of recommendation to swhite@svtahec.org , Susan P White at SVTAHEC.  We interview prospective interns by phone, video, or in person. We send you prospective intern information for your further review.

Do the students get paid and is there a Cost to the Host organization/Preceptor? 

SVTAHEC has funding to pay C-SHIP internships $12.50/hour.  There is no cost to the host organization other than your time, space for the intern, and supervisory and mentoring skills.

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.

What are the expectations as a host organization/preceptor? 

You must define the intern’s responsibilities and duties, provide training and supervision, serve as a mentor for the student’s career readiness competencies, and provide job shadow opportunities in the student’s area of interest.  See Program Requirements for Preceptors (Link)

Why should I use an Intern? 

Do you have projects that you would like to do but lack staffing or time?  C-SHIP interns have helped with social media, promotional materials, patient satisfaction surveys, researched and prepared community health information, gathered and analyzed health-related data, assisted the elderly, hospice or oncology patients, worked with at-risk students, and various other projects that assist your organization.  They can bring new energy and skill sets!

Please contact us if you are interested in having an intern.  We are always looking for more opportunities for students in medical, public, preventions, oral, and behavioral health.

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