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Health Ambassador Internship

Founded in 2015, the Medical Scholars Pathway (MSP) program is a longitudinal community college pathway program for students interested in careers as medical providers. MSP prepares students to transfer to state college or university and ultimately, medical school. The program establishes a pre-health learning community by providing supplemental instruction for STEM courses, dedicated pre-health counseling, peer advising and transfer support to a 4-year university. To further support our student’s development, in partnership with the Kaiser Permanente Napa Solano Family Medicine Residency Program, students gain community health research, leadership and professional development opportunities through participation in CHEER and the Leadership Forum.

We are excited to present the opportunity for MSP students who have successfully completed CHEER and Leadership Forum, and for upper division undergraduate premedical students who are interested in serving as MSP Health Ambassadors. Health Ambassadors are an integral component of the Medical Scholars Pathway. A MSP Health Ambassador model’s the AAMC recommended professional competencies that are sought after by Medical Schools. By serving as liaisons between the MSP students and the Kaiser Permanente team, Health Ambassadors are instrumental in providing mentorship, social and curricular support to our MSP students.

Health Ambassadors can choose between two distinct experiences. Those interested in developing skills in leadership, teaching and project planning can choose to support our Leadership and Community Health Forum. Interns who have an interest in developing skills running and facilitating behavior change programming will participate in our Mare Island Elementary School Healthy Eating and Active Living Health Promotion Program in Vallejo, Ca. Established in 2021, the Mare Island Project provides the opportunity for Health Ambassadors and MSP students to put their Health Coaching skills into practice.

Health Ambassadors will receive a stipend of up to $2,500.

Please indicate on the application which experience you are interested in participating in.

Role of Health Ambassador

Leadership and Community Health Forum instructor

  • This is a virtual experience. Must be available during the Leadership and Community Health Forum sessions. This has traditionally been held Tuesdays 2-4 pm (may be subject to change based on schedules).
  • Will help support the MSP student’s group service-learning projects and hold periodic check ins throughout the month to ensure that the project deadlines are met.
  • Will help facilitate session and breakout groups during the Leadership and Community Health Forum Sessions.
  • Check in with MSP students regarding academics, MSP, and goals for the future.

Support of School Based Health Promotion Partnership

  • Attend monthly, one-hour Health Promotion Session for their assigned group at Mare Island Academy (Traditionally been held on Thursdays at 8:45AM-9:15AM; 9:30AM to 10:10AM)
  • Determine the scheduling of the sessions and monitor MSP student attendance
  • Facilitate sessions but can offer MSP students the opportunities to participate
  • Meet with your team following each session for a debrief
  • Attend a monthly one-hour check in meeting with Research Director, MSP students, and Peer Advisors to discuss how the program is progressing, provide feedback and improve workflows


    • Pre-medical student
    • Experience with MS Office Suite
    • Knowledge of CANVAS or other student management program
    • Junior or senior level college student
    • Peer Advisor must be available during the entire program term: August 14, 2023 – May 31, 2024
    • Deadline to apply is June 8, 2024


Are you an MSP alumni?(Required)
Indicate the experience you are primarily interested in(Required)
Please indicate if you are interested in participating in both experiences(Required)
Max. file size: 50 MB.
The letter of recommendation should be from a counselor, teacher, or a physician.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
A personal statement may include why you would like to serve as a Health Ambassador. What skills, experiences, or qualities do you possess that make you an excellent candidate? How will serving as a Health Ambassador help you develop these qualities and your ability to be an excellent physician?
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