For over 20 years, GNYHA has devoted significant resources to the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), a paid internship opportunity that promotes racial and ethnic diversity in health care management. The highly competitive three-month program for students pursuing degrees in health care management—which receives applications from students at colleges and universities around the nation—provides students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups with experiences in health care administration. SEP students are matched with participating GNYHA member facilities and on-site preceptors who ensure that the students learn about the major issues, skills, and responsibilities involved in day-to-day management of health care facilities. Members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply to become SEP students.
SEP Interns gain a unique insight into the inner workings of GNYHA member hospitals and health care systems from the perspective of senior leadership. Each student will be assigned a hospital operations project that matches their interests.