C-SHIP:  College Student Health Internship Program.

C-SHIP is an Internship program for students enrolled in post-secondary education with intent to pursue a career in health care.  Internships are paid, 100 hours maximum, and can be completed over a summer, or summer and fall. Placements are with organizations or agencies with which we have Partnerships, and can include medical, social and human services, veterinary, nutrition or exercise science, nursing, geriatrics, pharmacy and other healthcare related fields.   Positions are competitive and currently are located in Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windsor and Windham counties.

Click here to apply to C-SHIP.  Suggested application deadline is March 29, 2019

For more information contact Susan White.

Funding for the C-SHIP program has been provided by the generous support of  the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, People’s United Bank, Claremont Savings Bank and individual donors.

Frequently Asked Questions about the C-SHIP Program

Where are these internships?   Sites are located in Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windsor and Windham counties.  All applicants must be from these five counties.  Addison, Rutland and Bennington have limited placements.

Do I get paid?  Yes.  C-SHIP internships are paid $12 per hour.  Your internship may be up to 100 hours maximum, but also could be fewer hours, depending on your availability and the project.

What is the time frame?  Most placements are part time, and average 6 to 8 hours per week, over 6 to 10 weeks in the summer months.  We do sometimes have projects in the spring or fall semester, so check with us if that would be an option for you.

Can I work alongside a doctor in the hospital?  Not likely.  These are non-clinical internships and most are with a non-profit or social service agency involved in health care in some way.  Rarely can we place a student in a hospital setting.  If you have certification such as EMT or LNA, please indicate that…it may allow for more patient contact.

What is meant by a “project”?  Students have helped with promotional materials, patient satisfaction surveys, researched and prepared information for patients, worked as a Scribe, kept company with hospice or oncology patients, worked with at-risk students, and various other projects that assist an organization or healthcare facility.

Do I need a car?  You need to be able to get to and from your placement.

What kinds of organizations/placements?  Students have worked with Ottauquechee Health Foundation, Free Clinic in Rutland, Bayada Hospice, Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition, Cedar Hill Nursing Home, Bennington Project Independence, Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center, Albert Bridge School summer program, Senior Solutions Council on Aging, Biologic Integrative Health, and many others with whom we have partnerships.  We are always looking for new possibilities in oral, medical, and behavioral health.

How do I apply?  You can apply online with the above link or download the application above.

2018 C-SHIP Participants

College Student Healthcare Interns spread out across southern Vermont to work in a variety of healthcare settings.  Eleven Vermont students, enrolled in post-secondary programs, were matched with 12 different organizations or healthcare sites.

Students worked in a free clinic, fitness center, nursing home, parent/child center, adult day, public housing, two hospitals and a non-profit advocacy center to end gender-based violence.

Christol Long (pictured above) attends the University of Vermont as a Medical Laboratory Sciences major.  She was able to experience two different types of hospital environments…the busy emergency department of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and at Grace Cottage Hospital.  Christol worked with Bill Monahan, RN, Outreach Coordinator, on researching and presenting a talk on “Culturally Acquired Metabolic Disorder”.

Aunna Parker 
(left) worked with clients at the Springfield Adult Day Center.  “My favorite part was getting to talk to the clients and learn about their lives.  A couple of people were almost 100 years old and it was interesting to hear about what it was like when they were growing up.”  Aunna attends Russell Sage College for nursing.




Eve Pomazi (right) accompanied dental hygienist Barb Hodgkins, of the Oral Health Coalition, to area daycare centers as part of SMCS Children’s Dental Health Project.  Children were provided dental cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, silver diamine fluoride application and oral health education.  “When I applied to C-SHIP, I had just barely considered dentistry as a future career.  Thanks to this internship, I am confident I want to be a dentist and practice in Vermont!”  Eve attends the University of Vermont and is majoring in psychology.



Allyssa McCutcheon “During my internship at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, I developed a child behavior prevention parenting course, developed a local resource list for nutrition, exercise, reading, music, and mindfulness wellness pillars, and I organized the parent resources for children diagnosed with ADHD.  I learned that I’m really interested in preventative and outpatient care.  I have known that I was interested in pediatric outpatient medicine and this internship really solidified this.”  Allyssa attends UVM majoring in biological sciences.


Danielle Marassa interned at Springfield Hospital with Anna Smith.  “I interviewed 35 community members, especially health care providers, about the health needs of the community,, issues with access to care and any suggestions people had about these issues.  I learned that dental care has been an issue in our community.  Youth mental health services are also especially needed.  This experience has made me interested in all these areas of health.”  Danielle attends UVM majoring in neuroscience.

Monica Cerniglia completed data analysis for the Springfield Police Deparatment.  She ran statistics and sifted through months of drug cases and arrests to analyze characteristics.  “My favorite part was learning the inner workings of an active police department.  I am interested in criminal justice and doing data analysis has broadened my pool of possible career choices.”  Monica attends Eugene Lang College majoring in psychology.


Hannah Andrew and Marissa Denner helped non-profit Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services by creating a paper and digital database to be accessible to all people.  The database focuses on food, medical, travel and housing services.  “My favorite part was knowing that the database is going to help so many families in need.  Even more satisfying was seeing how in love the employees are with their jobs–that same love is something I am striving for in my own career.”  Both interns attend the University of Hartford.  Hannah is majoring in biology and Marissa is enrolled in their prosthetics and orthotics program.


Vanessa Malloy who worked 1-on-1 with residents at The Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury.  Vanessa attends St. Michael’s College majoring in anthropology/sociology.

Emily Altland – shadowed occupational and physical therapists at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.  Emily is attending LeMoyne College, majoring in psychology/occupational therapy.

Jessica Audy worked with and shadowed the physical therapists at Back on Track Physical Therapy in Rutland.  She is an Exercise and Movement Science major at the University of Vermont.