FAQ 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or call 802-885-2126, ext. 105