The Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) aims to lift health for all by exposing root causes of health inequities and serving as a hub that pushes boundaries in research, education, workforce development, and community engagement. The Health Equity Scholars program is a volunteer opportunity that provides individuals with three to six months of substantive experience contributing to academic and professional learning around health inequities in Chicago. Scholars will have the opportunity to strengthen skills in research, analysis, collaboration, communication, and creative problem-solving to address complex social issues using intersectional approaches.

Scholars will be paired with a CHET staff supervisor based on their area of interest and may work with a variety of Chicago-based organizations that influence health equity work. Students and applicants from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

This program is available to the general public and those who are affiliated with Northwestern. If applicable, current students can request to have this experience qualify for academic credit (e.g., practicum or internship).

Please complete the Health Equity Scholar Application below. After we receive your application, we will be in touch if we would like to move forward with scheduling an interview.

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