Join the UI Health Team. Become a CHAMPION.

Deadline Extended

Develop your health advocacy & health professional skillsets with

UI Health's CHAMPIONS Virtual Summer Program!

This Summer 2021, CHAMPIONS students will have a direct impact on the health of patients and communities recovering from COVID-19 while gaining valuable professional experience!

What should I expect as a participant?

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

Participation stipend included

• Work-based learning and public health curriculum 

• Team-building and collaborative problem solving

• Optional onsite volunteer opportunities in non-clinical setting during summer 2021

• Additional 2021-2022 school year programming (Students should expect to participate in CHAMPIONS programming once a week during the School year)

Who is eligible to participate?

•Students currently enrolled in a Chicago high school (not currently serving suburban students). Must NOT be graduating in 2021.

•16 years or older only

•All students regardless of immigration status*

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

 

* Holders of a foreign or undocumented immigration status may apply and will be accepted. However, additional payment eligibility requirements will apply for legal-status foreign nationals. Unfortunately, undocumented students without DACA are inelegible for payment at this time.

CHAMPIONS teach bystander CPR at a health fair

When are the important dates?

• Application period: April 1st - May 7th, 2021

 

• Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis

• Summer program: July 5th - Aug 13th, 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 applications as early as possible.

• Access the application below

Who do I contact with questions?

• Contact the CHAMPIONS office at healthchampionschicago@gmail.com

 

General Application

 

After your general application is complete, 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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