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Bridging the Gaps

What is Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program (BTG CHIP)? 

BTG links the training of health and social service professionals with the provision of health-related services for underserved and economically disadvantaged populations.

BTG CHIP is a paid seven-week interdisciplinary community-based summer internship program that helps students gain a broader understanding of the factors that affect health in urban communities.  BTG matches student interns with non-profit community partners in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Students' projects are designed in collaboration with the community organizations based on community-defined needs and the professional discipline and interests of the students.

Who qualifies for BTG CHIP?

Any graduate-level health professions (social work, medical, nursing) student OR undergraduate healthcare professional student who has completed two years of study is invited to call for more information.

How do I apply? How can I find out more?

Students should apply online during early spring via www.bridgingthegaps.info. Once students apply and express interest in a Lehigh Valley project, they will be interviewed and matched to a site/project based on the site’s needs and the student’s professional discipline and interest. 

Please direct questions about Lehigh Valley’s BTG CHIP to:

Call 610-402-2277, option 2