Royal Credit Union supports Community Health Internships

EAU CLAIRE, WI (December 20, 2021) — Royal Credit Union is pleased to announce its support of the Community Health Internship Program (CHIP), through an $11,200 grant awarded to North Central Area Health Education Center (NC AHEC).

The Community Health Internship Program enables college students who have an interest in community, public and population health the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with local community-based health and social service organizations, public health departments, tribal health clinics and federally qualified health centers.

The donation by Royal Credit Union will help off-set stipends paid to students placed in west central Wisconsin during the 2022 summer eight-week internship program.  “When we learned of the impact this program can have on addressing healthcare workforce shortages that affect all residents living in our area, we knew we wanted to provide support,” said Jennifer McHugh, VP of Community Engagement at Royal Credit Union. “The internship program provides experience to the next generation of community health providers and other professionals who serve in public health capacities.”

Last year NC AHEC placed over 30 interns in 26 organizations throughout the North Central region.  Students are placed in traditional county public health departments as well as community-based health and social service organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, University Extension, CAP Services, Literacy Councils, United Way, and community wellness and prevention services.

About Royal Credit Union

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union proudly serving over 300,000 Members in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Royal is driven by a core ideology built on a strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 26 counties in western Wisconsin or 16 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood. Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright. A complete list of Member eligibility requirements is available on the Royal Credit Union website. To learn more about Royal, visit or call 800-341-9911.


Heidi Cornelius
Community Engagement Coordinator
Royal Credit Union
715-246-8018 (office)
715-471-0838 (mobile)

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