Slow the Pandemic. Become a CHAMPION.

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

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!

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

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

• 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

 

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.

 

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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