AmeriCorps VISTA

University of Minnesota Center for Health Interprofessionals

About the organization

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Health Interprofessional Programs (CHIP) is partnering with the Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) and VISTA to build capacity to serve historically underserved populations while supporting student learning and engagement. CHIP supports students in health professional programs (e.g. Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health) through advising and engagement for student leaders, support for student-parents, and developing and implementing co-curricular interprofessional education experiences. CUHCC is a FQHC with the mission, “Transforming Care and Education to Advance Health Equity.” They offer medical, dental, and mental health services to patients from over 12 different racial and ethnic groups that span five continents.


Member Duties: Core components of this position include: Design and implement volunteer training and support at CUHCC. Collaborate with community organizations and university entities to enhance work of CHIP and CUHCC. Create and implement evaluation plans to assess current volunteer impact, efficacy of partnerships, patient and student learning, as well as student engagement. Build on existing curriculum and implement programming including events and reflection activities for students engaged in community work. Work with CUHCC staff to operationalize learnings from social determinants of health assessment. Research potential for longitudinal pathways for engagement, from pre-health student to practitioner, as a partnership model between CHIP and CUHCC. Facilitate connections among student organizations focused on diversity and equity; solidify structure at CHIP to support collaborative student work across health professions for underrepresented students.


College graduate


Approximately $12,500

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Program Benefits: Training, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, $125/month for transit & food support, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living Allowance.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off-hours.

Service Areas: Community Outreach, Health, Education.

Skills: Education, Community Organization, Leadership, Writing/Editing, Team Work, Social Services, Recruitment, Communications, Public Health, Non-Profit Management, General Skills.

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