Summer Enrichment Program Overview

The only source of knowledge is experience." - Albert Einstein

Pictured, Tomás León, President and CEO of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management with 19 of the 2016 SEP Interns at the 2016 National Leadership and Education Conference in Philadelphia.

The 2017 Summer Enrichment Program Registration is OPEN for Students and Host Sites

To learn more about the SEP, click the appropriate link:

 Student/ Interns                                                Host Sites

First Round Participating 2017 SEP Host Sites:


Advocate Children's Hospital

Advocate Sherman Hospital Illinois
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) ** Illinois
Beaumont Health Michigan
Carilion Clinic Virginia
Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority Oklahoma
Main Line Health Pennsylvania
Mount Sinai Health System New York
Navicent Health Georgia
SCL Health** Colorado
Spectrum Health Michigan
Saint Luke's Memorial Hospital Puerto Rico
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania: (HAP) **
UK Healthcare Kentucky
Witt/Kieffer **

Current Second Round Participating 2017 SEP Host Sites:*

Ascension Wisconsin Wisconsin
Aurora Health Care Wisconsin
Carrington & Carrington, Ltd.** Illinois
Colorado Hospital Association** Colorado

Duke University Health System

North Carolina
Froedert & Medical College of Wisconsin Wisconsin
HCA Healthcare
Health Partners Plans Pennsylvania
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital Illinois
Lakeland Regional Health Florida
Memorial Hermann Health System Texas
Mount Carmel Health Ohio
NYP/Lawrence Hospital New York
Rush University Medical Center Illinois
Saint Louis Children's Hospital -BJC Healthcare Missouri
Southampton Hospital New York
Spencer Stuart** California
SSM Health Missouri
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Pennsylvania
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
-Requires a 20-week commitment
-Only available to individuals that have graduated from their Graduate Program prior to the start of the internship in July
-Housing stipend provided

* The Current Second Round Participating 2017 SEP Host Site listing will change daily as additional Host Sites register.  If you are participating in the 2017 SEP and do not see your Host Site listed or would like to learn more about registering for the SEP, please contact the Institute at or (312) 422-2658.

** This Host Site is not in a Hospital setting.  This Host Site is at a Corporate Office.

Additional Resources:

SEP Host Site Handbook

SEP Preceptor Handbook

SEP Intern Handbook

SEP Host Site Brochure

SEP Intern Brochure

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management’s mission is to expand health care leadership opportunities for ethnically, culturally and racially diverse individuals, and increase the number of these individuals entering and advancing in the field.


The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) places diverse, graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in health care administration or a related field in 10-week, paid internships at health care organizations. Experienced administrators serve as preceptors and mentors, providing support and career advice as well as those critical early-career connections.


“Advancing diversity in workforce, leadership and governance is a critical component of our efforts to provide better, safer care for every individual in every community we serve,” said Tomás León, president and CEO of the Institute. “Through this alliance with ACHE—one of the Institute’s founding members—we believe we can expand opportunities for minorities interested in careers in health care and develop the next generation of health care leaders.”

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.


“A diverse health care workforce will be best equipped to recognize and address existing gaps in care, effectively improving health for all,” said Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, president and CEO of ACHE. “ACHE is proud to partner with the Institute in this strategic alliance to diversify health care’s leadership ranks through co-promotion of the Summer Enrichment Program.”


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.

To Read More About the Institute and ACHE's Strategic Alliance, Click Here.

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