"Investing in our future." This was the goal of the Office of Civic Education Initiatives when it set up an internship program five years ago for high school students interested in healthcare. Since that dream took shape, the internship program has grown in ways that never seemed possible. The individual internships offered to students grew from one to seven. The number of interns involved annually went from 41 to 155. The number of applicants has increased by almost a thousand percent. The schools and counties involved, the number of students published, the ways in which research could be interpreted and shared - in almost every way possible, the program has expanded and improved. More...