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Scholarship and Internship Opportunity: CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern Program

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Paid Internship and Scholarship

The CHCI-United Health Foundation (UHF) Scholar Intern Program helps students pursuing health-related careers receive scholarship funds as well as hands-on experience through a paid internship at a community-based health organization. The program creates a unique opportunity for financially needy students to take on what would otherwise be an unpaid internship and exposes them to the health care needs of underserved communities, all while receiving financial support for their education.

Location: Students are required to secure their own placement at a local community-based health organization.

Sector: Health Policy

Start Date: The 80 internship hours can be spread out however you desire. You can work with your placement supervisor to create a schedule that works for both of you as long as your placement is completed by August 1, 2020. Sample work schedules include:

  • Work one full eight-hour day per week for 10 weeks
  • Work 10 hours a week part-time for 8 weeks
  • Work full time over winter break (40 hours per week) for two weeks

Wage or benefits: Paid

Time Commitment80 hours

Desired Class Year: 

  • Full-time enrollment in an accredited four-year university, or graduate/professional program in the United States or Puerto Rico during the 2019-20 academic year.
  • Undergraduate students who will graduate before May 2021 are not eligible to apply
  • Any current or prospective graduate/professional student is eligible to apply as long as they will not graduate before May 2021

Desired Major or Interest: 

  • Pursuit of academic degrees that will lead to careers as primary care health professionals. For purposes of this scholarship, primary care health professionals are defined as general practitioners, internists, family practitioners, OB/GYNs, pediatricians, dentists, public health professionals, mental health professionals, nurses (including advanced practice nurses, and nurse practitioners), physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Application Deadline: May 5, 2019 11:59pm EST

Organization website: 

Brief Description of the organization:

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, providing leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging Latino leaders. For 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has forged a critical pathway to Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders®, creating a transformative and lasting Impact on Latino youth and our nation.

Brief Description of the Internship and Scholarship:

CHCI-United Health Foundation scholarships provide recipients with a scholarship of:

  • $7,000 per year to pursue an undergraduate degree for up to three years
  • $7,000 per year to pursue a graduate degree (masters or doctorate) for up to two years

Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment. Please note, students must maintain a major related to the pursuit of a primary health care career. Students who switch majors will no longer be eligible to receive the scholarship.

During the first year of their scholarship, scholar-interns must complete a paid internship experience. Students are required to secure their own placement at a local community-based health organization. Upon completion of 80 hours of internship work, scholars receive a $1,000 stipend in addition to their scholarship.

How to apply:

Apply online here:

This is a paid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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