The Bronx-Westchester Area Health Education Center (BW AHEC) Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) is an intensive, six-week opportunity for high school and college students. This program exposes students to a variety of careers in the health fields as well as to health issues affecting their communities. SHIP allows participants to interact regularly with health care professionals. Students who successfully complete the BW AHEC SHIP will emerge with new connections, job readiness skills, and insight into the world of health care.
Each year a limited number of students are admitted into SHIP. The program will run from July 5th through August 10th. During this time participants will be expected to work at their designated sites for a minimum of five hours each day. In addition, there will be mandatory didactic sessions every Thursday. These sessions will encompass a full day and will include lectures, field trips, and other health-related activities. On the final day of the program, all students will be required to attend and present their final projects.
**To provide a safe educational environment for all of our high school and college pipeline programs, BW AHEC will follow current CDC and Institutional guidelines for the Summer 2023 sessions; requiring that all students participating in all programs follow social distancing, wear a mask, and proof of vaccination will be required. These rules will be amended as new guidelines or regulations become effective.