|Rachelle B. Gallegos, Student Representative|
Aloha ACHE Students,
Summer is around the corner. As part of your Student Associate Benefits, you have full opportunity to enlist in the American College of Healthcare Executives Diversity Internship. The program complements graduate studies in healthcare or association management. The goal of this internship program is to attract diverse students into the fields of healthcare and professional society management and to further their postgraduate education.
The ACHE Diversity Internship has three primary purposes:
• To provide exposure to a broad range of association management issues and one-on-one interaction with senior-level executives.
• To involve the intern in the execution of a variety of administrative tasks in preparation for the future management of similar tasks.
• To enhance the individual's decision-making and problem-solving skills.
The three-month internship program will provide an opportunity for the intern to rotate through all major ACHE divisions, including Communications and Marketing, Executive Office, Finance and Administration, Health Administration Press, Management Information Systems, Member Services, Professional Development and Regional Services. The program's content will be advanced around organizational requirements and specific to the intern's special interests. There will be a limited opportunity to attend healthcare management meetings and conferences. ACHE President and CEO Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, and Director of Diversity and Inclusion Cie Armstead, will serve as co-preceptors for the internship program. In addition, the intern will participate in the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity's Summer Enrichment Program, which will provide added exposure to the healthcare management field. A final project will be required as part of this program.
Students are eligible to apply for the ACHE Diversity Internship if they meet the following criterion:
• You have successfully completed one year of graduate studies and are currently enrolled in a healthcare or association management program at a univeristy that is accredited by the regional accrediting association in the United States approved by the U.S. Department of Education or that holds membership in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
How to Apply
The ACHE Diversity Internship is offered annually. Applications will be vetted through the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity's Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). To participate in this program, applicants must apply to the SEP using the online database system found on the following website: http://www.diversityconnection.org.
The internship will begin in May or June; however, the start date is negotiable. The intern will receive a salary of $21.12 per hour. The position is not eligible for benefits. The appointment will be announced no later than February 2019. All questions and applications should be directed to:
American College of Healthcare Executives
300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606-6698