Charles B. Wang Community Health Center Project Asian Health Education and Development (AHEAD) Internship Program 2023

Deadline: Monday, February 6, 2023 at 5:00pm ET.

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center Project Asian Health Education and Development (AHEAD) Internship Program 2023

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center Project Asian Health Education and Development (AHEAD) is a 9-week summer internship program designed to provide training and firsthand experience to undergraduate students interested in pursuing healthcare careers. Project AHEAD 2023 will take place from Monday, June 12, 2023 through Friday, August 11, 2023 and will be located in lower Manhattan.

Our goals are:

  • To increase interns’ interest in and awareness of the history and dynamics of the New York Asian American community, as well as the particular needs, problems, and strengths of Asian American communities
  • To provide exposure to community health and its various components, including primary care, social work, health education, programming, and research at a federally qualified health center
  • To motivate the next generation of community health leaders to serve historically excluded communities and eliminate health disparities
  • To help interns develop a better understanding of themselves as individuals and as important contributing members to their communities

The program consists of three primary components:

  • Professional development (e.g., mentoring, resume review, and mock interviews)
  • Seminars and workshops on health and health-related topics led by CBWCHC staff and community partners
  • Implementation of a team-based community health project on a predetermined topic that supports the patients and communities served by CBWCHC

What is community health?

Community health focuses on the promotion, protection, and preservation of the social, emotional, mental, and physical health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Achieving community health involves a wide range of activities, including but not limited to:

  • Identifying health risks, needs, and strengths of communities through research and fieldwork;
  • Developing, implementing, promoting, and/or evaluating programming, services, and other strategies to promote health and prevent diseases; and
  • Advocating for communities on aspects related to health.

In this light, a community health project (CHP) may center on one of any of the above activities.

Stipend:

Interns will receive a $2,000 stipend for the summer program. CBWCHC will not be responsible for housing accommodation, food, or travel expensesIf accepted applicants are not New York City residents, please contact your school for possible NYC housing opportunities available to interns.

Requirements: Charles B. Wang Community Health Center Project Asian Health Education and Development (AHEAD) Internship Program 2023

  • Currently an undergraduate student in their second, third, or fourth year of college at the time of application
  • Interested in healthcare, health equity, and serving historically excluded communities, including Asian American communities
  • Can commit Mondays to Fridays from 9am–5pm, including some early mornings and weekends. Please understand that due to the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, we will require some flexibility.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate international students or students who are studying temporarily in the United States with the intention of returning home after completing their studies.

Application:

Applications are only accepted online and include an application form, an updated resume, short answer questions, and a letter of recommendation. Applications are only considered complete when all these components have been received. Complete applications must be submitted no later than Monday, February 6, 2023 at 5:00pm ET. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Academic transcripts are not required and will not be accepted. Applicants may be contacted for an interview in February. Prepare all your information and documents needed before starting the online application because there is no “save and return” feature.

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