Slow the Pandemic. Become a CHAMPION.

Deadline Extended

Develop your health advocacy skillset with UI Health's CHAMPIONS Virtual Summer Program

What should I expect as a participant?

• 6-week virtual summer internship program, ~20 hours per week

• Participation stipend

• Work-based learning and public health curriculum

• Team-building and collaborative problem solving

• Optional onsite volunteer opportunities in non-clinical setting

• Additional 2020-2021 school year programming

This Summer 2020, CHAMPIONS students will have a direct impact on the health of patients and communities recovering from COVID-19 while gaining valuable professional experience!

Who is eligible to participate?

• Students from CHAMPIONS partners including: Instituto/IHSCA, UIC College Prep, Senn, Orr, and CPS schools with Health Science CTE Pathway

• 16 years or older

• U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or DACA recipient*

• Underrepresented minorities interested in a future in healthcare are strongly encouraged to apply

 

* Holders of an alternative immigration status may apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

CHAMPIONS teach bystander CPR at a health fair

When are the important dates?

• Application period: May 25 - June 5, 2020  (Extended to June 9th)

• Summer program: July 6 - Aug 14, 2020

How do I apply?

• Application includes online form, parent permission, one teacher recommendation, and a virtual interview.

• Virtual Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to submit their apps as early as possible.

• Access the application below

Who do I contact with questions?

• Contact the CHAMPIONS office at healthchampionschicago@gmail.com

 

General Application

 

The general application form is now closed. Please submit the remaining documents needed to complete your overall application.

 

Recommendations

Download Recommendation Form Here.

If you experience difficulty understanding or satisfying the requirements of any element of our application for any reason, please contact us at healthchampionschicago@gmail.com.

 

Additional Requirements

If you experience difficulty understanding or satisfying the requirements of any element of our application for any reason, please contact us at healthchampionschicago@gmail.com.

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