Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education for New York City

Apply Online for Summer Health Internships

The Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island Area Health Education Center (BQLI AHEC) Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) is an intensive, six-week opportunity for historically underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged high school Juniors and Seniors, college Freshman and college Sophomore students.

The program exposes students to a variety of careers in the health fields as well as to the health issues affecting their communities. Subsequently, SHIP allows participants to interact regularly with health care professionals. Students who successfully complete the BQLI AHEC Summer Health Internship Program will emerge with newfound connections, job readiness skills, and insight into the world of health care.

In 2012, a limited number of students who attend school or have permanent residences in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island will be admitted into SHIP. The program will run from July 2 through August 9, 2012. Participants will be expected to work at their designated sites three days per week for five hours per day. In addition, there will be mandatory workshops once a week. These sessions will encompass a full day and will include lectures, field trips, and other health related activities. At the end of the program, students will be required to attend and present a final project at a celebratory banquet.

Applications are available online only: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 to March 30, 2012.

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No paper applications will be available.