The Health and Leadership Program for Youth (HLPY) is a summer opportunity for girls (ages 16-18) from traditionally underserved communities. This program provides “hands on” experience working in a community setting designed to address unique gender bias, broaden the definition of science and health, and provide exposure to positive role models, all within the context of community contribution.
The Health and Leadership Program for Youth consists of 15-20 high school students selected by a committee to participate in a Summer Internship. The program aims to select girls who are from the diverse communities of San Francisco who have a strong interest in medicine, science, public health, health administration, and health policy and a motivation to learn.
Interns are paid $10/hour for their participation in this program.
HLPY is a 7 week program during the summer. The program begins at the end of June and finishes mid-August.
Applications are available on the UCSF CoE website beginning March 25, 2009. Complete applications with accompanying essay and current resume are due on May 1, 2009.
Download the HLPY application here
High school students ages 16-18 years are eligible to apply. Students are eligible to participate for 1 summer only.
Applications are screened by a committee. Some applications will be advanced for interviews.
Applications available: March 25, 2009
Application deadline: May 1, 2009
Interviews: May 2009
Notification of Decisions: June 1, 2009
Placements begin: Week of June 29, 2009
Examples of Projects/ Placements
Health and Leadership Interns have been placed in a variety of community settings including: About Face, American Heart Association, I Have a Dream Foundation, Impact Bay Area, Mission Neighborhood Health Center, New Generation Health Center, San Francisco General Hospital, the Women's Community Clinic, and YouthSpeaks. Projects included health presentations in the community (at elementary summer schools, health fairs), management and assistance with HLPY meetings, participation in the host organization’s events and workshops, and assistance with administrative operations in the clinical setting.
For more information or to submit an application, contact: The UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at firstname.lastname@example.org