Fall Enrichment Program (FEP)





Each Fall, the Institute seeks proactive health care organizations and recent MPH/MHA/MBA graduates to join the 2018-2019 Fall Enrichment Program (FEP). FEP is a 20-week, paid internship opportunity for academically strong, diverse individuals that have graduated within the last two years from their Graduate Program and want to become exceptional hospital administrators and health care leaders.It connects host sites with qualified internship candidates for an immersive on-site experience. Participating students are available for immediate, full-time placement in appropriate, open positions.

Host sites that register early receive a prime opportunity to recruit top students from accredited national health training programs. Qualified applicants post a profile to our secure website and are vetted by Institute staff. Then we make the match, presenting the best candidate for your consideration.

The FEP has rolling registration for both host sites and students. We are always accepting new applications, all the way until the start of the program. For more information, contact Jasmin Clark at (312) 422-2658 or jclark@aha.org.


2018-2019 Key Dates & Milestones

Key Dates Milestones

June 7, 2018

Registration Opens for Students and Host Sites

August 1–14, 2018

  Interviews will be conducted with the Institute and Student Applicants 

August 15, 2018

Matching will begin with Students and Host Sites

October 1, 2018

2018 Fall Enrichment Program Begins

February 15, 2019

2018 Fall Enrichment Program Concludes – Graduation Webinar

*The 2018 FEP Schedule is subject to change. The FEP start and end dates are flexible.

Current Participating 2018 FEP Host Sites

(Check back often as Host Sites are added frequently)


Host Site




SCL Health

Broomfield, Colorado

Montefiore Medical Center

Bronx, New York

Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

Norwegian American Hospital

Chicago, Illinois

    Medical University of South Carolina     

  Charleston, South Carolina 


                 Navicent Health


         Macon, Georgia


                 Spectrum Health


     Grand Rapids, Michigan


                  Baptist Health


      Little Rock, Arkansas


                 UK HealthCare


      Lexington, Kentucky


Click Here to View Frequently Asked Questions

How To Register


To register as a Host Site for the Fall Enrichment Program, click here. (Note: There is no cost for registering for the program. You will not be invoiced until you select an intern.)

1.) Where it says, "Enter your Organization:" enter IFDSEP. Do not enter IFDFEP.

2.) Enter your profile information. Host sites should fill out the white and gray sections.

3.) Once you have completed the registration, you will receive an email with your Profile Id. Hang onto that. You'll need that to log in, update your profile and search for interns.

4.) Download and review the SEP Host Site Handbook and SEP Preceptors Handbook. (Enhanced instruction for your on-site preceptor.)

5.) Download and fill out the FEP Host Site Commitment Form.

6.) Email Membership & Education Specialist, Jasmin Clark at jclark@aha.org to connect with any further instructions for participating in the Fall Enrichment Program. Include your FEP Host Site Commitment Form with this email.



To be eligible for the Fall Enrichment Program, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen (Work-Study Visas or Permanent Residents are not eligible for this program.)
  • Be a recent graduate U.S. student from an MHA/ MPH/ MBA or a comparable degree that has graduated within the last two (2) years. (We currently cannot place undergraduates.)
  • Be able to move to a different US city from October 2018 - February 2019.

How to Apply to FEP:

1.) Visit our Online Database by clicking here .

2.) In the field, "Enter your Organization:" enter IFDSEP. (Note: Do not enter IFDFEP.

3.) Enter your contact information into the blank applicant profile. Do not fill out the gray "Host Site Section", just the blue "Student Section." Please do not skip any fields as a completed profile is required to register. (Note: The registry will not save your progress if you close the window or leave before it is complete.)

4.) Once you complete the profile, you will receive a confirmation email with your Profile Id. Save that information. You will need it to log in and update your profile or upload documents. If you do not receive a confirmation email, then your profile was not completed and you will need to create a new profile.

5.) Assemble your Application Packet Materials and upload them to your "App Packet" page. Questions about the Application packet materials are answered at the bottom of this page. They include:

  • Your letter of introduction - 1-2 pages telling us more about yourself. Please indicate in the first sentence of your letter that you are applying for the Fall Enrichment Program.
  • A current resume
  • Proof of US citizenship (i.e., Birth Certificate, US Passport or US Passport Card only. Driver's license, social security card or green card will not suffice.)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcript that includes your program of study and that you completed the program
  • One current, professional digital photograph of yourself, uploaded to your profile page.
  • A completed, uploaded copy of the FEP Intern Commitment Form.

6.) Log in to your profile in the FEP Registry and upload these documents to your "App Packet" page. Note: Students who do not complete the profile and upload all documents will not be eligible for matching.

7.) Download and read the SEP Intern Manual. The manual is full of helpful information and is a critical part of your preparation for the program.

Once you've uploaded all documents, you are registered for the FEP!

Costs for Host Sites

The Administrative Fee is $2,500 per intern, which the Host Site is responsible for paying. The Institute will email your invoice within one business week of your intern’s start date. Host sites are recommended to pay the FEP Scholars at least $20 per hour/$800 a week.


Commitment Forms and Handbooks

2018 FEP Host Site Commitment Form
2018 FEP Intern Commitment Form
SEP Host Site Handbook
SEP Intern Handbook
SEP Preceptor Handbook

*The SEP Handbooks are designed for the Summer Enrichment Program, however, can be used as a reference for the Fall Enrichment Program.



Want to Know More?

Please contact Jasmin Clark, the Institute's Membership and Education Specialist, at (312) 422-2658 or jclark@aha.org with any further questions regarding the Fall Enrichment Program.