Student Life

Bridging The Gaps

The Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program (BTG CHIP) provides health-related service to underserved populations while training community responsive health and social service professionals. BTG is a paid 7-week summer internship for health profession students. Interns are placed at a community agency based on their interest, and spend four days per week there, and one day per week in workshops in Piscataway.

For more information e-mail Sarah Kelly. You may also go to the Bridging the Gaps website.

What do Students Say?

“ This project gave me an opportunity this summer to appropriately serve the community… As an aspiring physician, I feel it is important to learn how to reach out to underserved and disadvantaged communities.” — John from RWJMS
“ I feel incredibly lucky to have this experience working with the people of Camden. The patients shared stories and problems with me that challenged my current way of thinking of the delivery of healthcare.” — Danielle from SHRP
“ It has been a wonderful journey getting to know the youth of Camden and knowing that we are making a difference in their lives. It was a great experience taking the concepts we learned in school and applying them in a practical sense.” — Mutiat from SPH
“ Bridging the Gaps internship demonstrated to me how health professionals of different backgrounds can effectively communicate as a team to achieve the best level of care for their clients. As a medical student, this is a valuable lesson that will ultimately benefit future patients.” — Jamie from SOM