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Internships & Summer Programs

Lawndale Christian Health Center offers learning opportunities to high school and college students in addition to internships for post-graduates interested in serving in an urban, multicultural healthcare environment.


Lawndale Christian Health Center offers internship opportunities to students interested in serving in an urban, multicultural healthcare environment. Internship opportunities are available in a variety of areas within our organization. Our internships are generally unpaid, but applicants can apply with their college/university to receive school credit.

We will be accepting applications to the Internship Program from December 2018 to February 15, 2019, unless positions are filled more quickly. We will follow up with candidates to offer interviews in February and March, which may be done either in-person at our main clinic or remotely by video conference. Interviewees should expect to be notified of final decisions in March of 2019.

Click here to view all 2019/2020 internship opportunities.

Lawndale Summer Medical Project (LSMP) 

The Lawndale Summer Medical Project is a 4-5 week summer program in which 4th year (senior) pre-med/pre-midlevel students and 1st year medical students have the opportunity to work alongside Christian clinicians and help to serve a medically underserved community. The program was developed in 2002 and 2003 in conjunction with the Christian Medical & Dental Association and Christian Community Health Fellowship. Students live and work in the Lawndale community to experience total immersion with the community. LSMP focuses on chronic care patients who do not access routine care and also participate in hosting health screenings at various community health fairs.

LSMP History


Who should apply?

We are accepting applications from 1st year medical students, senior college students interested in becoming an MD or midlevel provider, or recent college graduates planning to become an MD or midlevel in the future.

To learn more about LSMP, download a brochure.

Click here to Download an application for the LSMP as well as a recommendation form.

Medically-interested undergraduate students seeking a summer internship experience at Lawndale Christian Health Center can consider applying through Intervarsity Christian Fellowship's Chicago Urban Program (CUP).  LCHC partners with CUP to accept a select number of undergraduate interns placed at the health center.  Visit CUP's website for more information!