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 celebration of Nurses Week, Christina Mas, RN, Care Coordinator for Lifestyle Medicine with Springfield Medical Care Systems shares her compelling story of why she became a nurse.
Public Health Workforce: Essential to our Future. No truer words have been spoken.
We honor Public Health Workers during National Public Health Week (April 4-10) and everyday. They are the bridge builders, trailblazers, and compassionate advocates for healthier communities.
We need more Public Health Workers.
Speaker Circuit. Our Executive Director Jennifer Scott was the guest speaker at today’s Rutland South Rotary meeting. She provided an engaging presentation educating our members on the meaningful work SVTAHEC is doing to help build and sustain a health workforce, especially in rural and underserved areas of southern Vermont. If you want to learn more about our story
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.”