SEP Program Overview

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


The 2017 Summer Enrichment Program Registration will open October 31, 2016 for Students and Host Sites.

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

 Student/ Interns                                                Host Sites

The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is an enhanced, 10 week, internship program which gives real-world work experience to minority, MHA graduate students with a paid internship in a hospital or health care facility. Since 1994, more than 1,100 students have successfully completed the SEP 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. Experienced administrators serve as preceptors and mentors, providing support and career advice as well as those critical early-career connections.

The Institute provides educational materials and skill building materials to supplement the student experience. Conference calls, Diversity Dialogue webinars and social activities compliment the internship experience. Interns are also invited to the Institute's biannual Leadership & Educational Conference and other events. Upon completion of the program, SEP interns also benefit from ongoing networking and mentoring opportunities as life-long members of the SEP Alumni Society.

The SEP also serves a secondary purpose by introducing hospitals and health care facilities to new, young MHA graduate students for consideration for possible future employment. An early introduction to the health care leaders of tomorrow.

The Summer Enrichment Program was profiled in AHA News. To read the article, click here.

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