IFD ACHE Summer Enrichment Program

ACHE-The Institute Summer Enrichment Program Registration Now Open

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Host Sites: Advance the Next Generation of Healthcare Leaders

Interns: Accelerate Your Career in Health Administration

Host Sites: Register now to host the healthcare leaders of tomorrow.

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The Summer Enrichment Program, which is designed to grow and strengthen the pipeline of healthcare leaders from underrepresented groups, places diverse graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in healthcare administration or a related field in 10-week, paid internships at healthcare organizations across the country.

The Institute's staff will work with organizations to match SEP students with host sites starting in February. Internships generally will take place from June through August.

If you are a healthcare organization or host site and have questions or want to learn more about the Institute's SEP, click here.

If you are a student or intern and have questions or want to learn more about the Institute's SEP, click here.

The Institute and ACHE are co-promoting the SEP to increase the number of students who participate in SEP each year and, accordingly, increase the number of host sites. The SEP will be administered by the Institute and co-promoted by ACHE, primarily through ACHE Chapters across the country.

Since 1994, the Institute has placed more than 1,500 individuals in SEP internships at some of the nation's leading hospitals and health systems. Many former SEP participants now hold senior management and board positions at organizations nationwide.

As a healthcare field, we must accelerate our efforts to diversify our workforce, leadership teams and governing boards. Research has shown that diverse groups and inclusive work environments lead to better patient care, help solve difficult problems, innovate new strategies and improve employee engagement. SEP offers a practical, proven way to strengthen inclusion in healthcare organizations and advance the next generation of healthcare leaders.


For more information on becoming a host site, visit diversityconnection.org/SEP or contact one of the following:

Benjamin (Ben) Wilburn, MS
Senior Inclusion and Diversity Specialist | Institute for Diversity and Health Equity |
155 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60606
312-422-2690
www.aha.org | www.diversityconnection.org

Anita Halvorsen, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Executive Engagement 
ACHE
(312) 424-9370
ahalvorsen@ache.org