Summer Enrichment Program Overview


The 2017 Summer Enrichment Program Interns and Host Sites


Registration is Open for the 2018 Summer Enrichment Program

To learn more about the Summer Enrichment Program, click the appropriate link:


Host Site


  • It’s our mission is to expand health care leadership opportunities for ethnically, culturally and racially diverse individuals to increase the number of people entering and advancing in the field. As a result, launched the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP).
  • According to a 2015 Institute for Diversity in Health Management Benchmark Study, the patient populations in U.S. hospitals and health systems are becoming more diverse, while diversity in those organizations’ senior leadership ranks has experienced a decline – evidence for the urgent need of effective initiatives to increase representation and inclusion of diverse leaders in healthcare management.
  • Since 1994, the Institute has placed more than 1,200 individuals in SEP internships at hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations. Many former SEP participants now hold senior management and board positions at organizations across the country.
  • The SEP places diverse, graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in health care administration or a related field in 10-week, paid internships within health care organizations. Experienced administrators serve as preceptors and mentors, providing support and career advice as well as those critical early-career connections.
  • In addition to gaining broad exposure to the host site’s staff, stakeholders and challenges, SEP interns also complete an independently-designed special project, intended to benefit the hospital after the internship concludes.
  • In 2016, the Institute and The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) entered into a Strategic Alliance to co-promote the SEP. To Read More About the Institute and ACHE's Strategic Alliance, Click Here.

Thank you to our 2017 Summer Enrichment Program Host Sites:

Ascension Wisconsin Wisconsin

Advocate Children's Hospital

Advocate Sherman Hospital Illinois
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
Aurora Health Care Wisconsin
Beaumont Health Michigan
Carilion Clinic Virginia
Carrington & Carrington, Ltd. Illinois
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Ohio
Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority Oklahoma
Colorado Hospital Association Colorado
Duke University Health System North Carolina
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Wisconsin
HCA Healthcare Tennessee/Georgia
Health Partners Plans Pennsylvania
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital Illinois
Lakeland Regional Florida
Main Line Health Pennsylvania
Memorial Hermann Health System Texas
Mount Carmel Health Ohio
Mount Sinai Health System New York
Navicent Health Georgia
NYP/Lawrence Hospital New York
Rush University Illinois
Saint Louis Children's Hospital - BJC Healthcare Missouri
Saint Luke's Memorial Hospital Puerto Rico
SCL Healt Colorado
Southhampton Hospital New York
Spectrum Health Michigan
Spencer Stuart California
SSM Health Missouri
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Pennsylvania
UK Healthcare Kentucky


Additional Resources:

SEP Host Site Handbook

SEP Preceptor Handbook

SEP Intern Handbook

SEP Host Site Brochure

SEP Intern Brochure

For more information about the Summer Enrichment Program, please contact Jasmin Clark, membership and education specialist at or (312) 422-2658.