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 600 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 our 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.