Connecting to Better Health
Students to Careers & Professionals to Communities
High School & Middle School
Will you be earning a degree in Health Sciences? Internships can open doors to many career possibilities. Undergraduate students in our College Student Healthcare Internship Program (CSHIP) gain valuable work experience in community-based internships in our region. We offer paid internships that can be in-person, remote, or hybrid depending on the project.
Health Professions Students
What is AHEC?
Area Health Education Center. Since 1999, the Vermont AHEC Network has engaged academic and community partners to improve the distribution, diversity, supply, and quality of the health workforce in Vermont, especially in our rural and underserved communities. Southern Vermont AHEC is one of two independent nonprofit regional AHEC centers in Vermont.
Primary Goals of the Vermont AHEC Network:
- Strengthen Vermont’s health workforce development infrastructure through academic and community partnerships.
- Helping to train and develop a diverse healthcare workforce prepared to deliver culturally appropriate, high-quality team-based care with an emphasis on primary care for rural and underserved populations in Vermont.
In the NewsSouthern Vermont AHEC looking for more host houses for medical students After the pandemic, the Southern Vermont AHEC is looking to grow the number of available hosts for the program. With the shortage of health care workers across the country, one Vermont...
Southern Vermont AHEC’s College Student Internship Program (C-SHIP) is in full swing. This summer we have matched a number of students interested in health careers with paid internships with organizations focused on rural and public health. We’d like to highlight Sarah Abbott, a Bates College graduate, who is currently doing her CSHIP program with RCFC – Rutland County Free Clinic.
MedQuest 2.0 has begun at Rutland Regional Medical Center Students and The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont Mentors were welcomed by President and CEO Claudio Fort. We are off and running.
What Students Say
“Southern Vermont AHEC was integral in my exploration of medicine and has continued to provide insight into my future career as a physician. I am grateful for these opportunities and recommend AHEC programs for any student interested in the healthcare field.”