Healthcare Innovation Roadtrip Application
Are you ready to be part of the future of health care and public health?
Discover your path forward by taking the adventure of a lifetime with Roadtrip Nation.
Apply by May 16th, 2021
Hi! We’re Roadtrip Nation, and for 20 years, we’ve been sending people on road trips in our green RV to expand their ideas of what their careers—and lives—could look like. We want to help people find pathways to fulfilling work, and we’ve created a public television show, written bestselling books, and developed classroom curricula to show it’s possible.
This summer, fueled by Blue Shield of California, Blue Shield of California Foundation, and Strada Education Network, we’re sending three people across California in our green RV for three weeks...for free! If you’re hoping to explore careers in health care—from being a doctor or nurse to working in public health or administrating medical facilities—we’re looking for you! We want to give you a human-centered view of the system, the communities it serves, and help you find your own role in building a healthcare infrastructure that works for everyone. You’ll get to travel the state and sit down with role models in traditional medical professions, as well as non-clinical professions, such as hospital administration, public health, and more who will encourage and inspire you—the kinds of people who are actively working to build a better, more inclusive future.
If you’re uncertain and curious about what your future career will look like and on the lookout for an adventure, please take a few minutes to fill out the application below.
All travel expenses, plus a daily stipend, are paid for by Roadtrip Nation.
Applicants must be available for three weeks of consecutive travel in 2021. This trip is currently scheduled for August 2021, but the timing may shift as we continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19. We'll work with applicants and communicate about timing as we learn more.
Bilingual Spanish-speaking applicants are highly encouraged to apply. We are looking to include a bilingual Spanish-speaking roadtripper to help us create accessible content including the diverse communities across California.
Must currently reside in California.
We want to share your journey with others, so the road trip will be filmed. The resulting documentary may be shown on public television, as well as other relevant video platforms.
Individuals who are chosen will help plan the trip around their specific interests, areas of study, and career aspirations, so you’ll be working with Roadtrip Nation to research and book interviews with the career role models you’d like to speak with.
Have questions? Check out our FAQ page.
Blue Shield of California is an independent member of the Blue Shield Association.
Blue Shield of California Foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Shield Association.