Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP)

Summer Health Internship Application (Deadline April 1, 2017) 2017 The Bronx-Westchester Area Health Education Center (BW AHEC) Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) provides a six week summer placement opportunity for students entering their junior and senior years of high school, and freshmen and sophomore  in college, who have expressed an interest in the health field. Students are exposed to a variety of careers in the health fields as well as to health issues affecting their communities. SHIP students are encouraged to observe health professionals and inquire whenever possible about their career paths, education paths, job descriptions, and responsibilities. Students are expected to intern at their designated sites three days per week for five hours per day, with mandatory didactic sessions once per week. These sessions encompass a full day and include lectures, field trips, and other health related activities. At the end of the program, students will be required to attend a closing ceremony and present a final project. Students who successfully complete the BW AHEC SHIP will emerge with newfound connections, job readiness skills and insight into the world of healthcare. Applications can be submitted online or in the office. Resume, unofficial transcript, and one recommendation letter on official letterhead should be submitted to  Only complete applications will be reviewed. Interviews will take place between early March and April. Students will be contacted about admission into the program in May. If preferred, you can click on the following link for the paper application and ensure to submit all supporting documentation as mentioned above: 2017 SHIP App (PDF) Click here to view and submit your online application!