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 and Health Equity (formerly 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 2018 Summer Enrichment Program Host Sites:

(Check back often as Host Sites are added daily)

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Chicago, Illinois
Amery Hospital & Clinic, Westfields Hospital & Clinic Amery, Wisconsin
Aurora Health Care Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, Inc. Bristol, Connecticut
Carolinas Healthcare System and Novant Health Charlotte, North Carolina
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter Norfolk, Virginia

Cleveland Clinic

To be considered for Cleveland Clinic, please have your application complete by December 13, 2017 and email the Institute at indicating your interest in Cleveland Clinic.

Cleveland, Ohio
Duke University Health System Durham, North Carolina
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital Dixon, Illinois
Lakeland Regional Lakeland, Florida
Memorial Hermann Health System Houston, Texas
Mount Carmel Health System Columbus, Ohio
Navicent Health Macon, Georgia
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio
Penn Medicine Princeton Health Plainsboro, New Jersey
SCL Health Broomfield, Colorado
Sentara Healthcare Norfolk, Virginia
Spectrum Health Grand Rapids, Michigan
Stormont Vail Health Topeka, Kansas
Tidelands Health Georgetown, South Carolina
Wellstar Health System Marietta, Georgia
Witt/Kieffer Oak Brook, Illinois
New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Bronxville, New York
Perham Health Perham, Minnesota


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.