American College of Healthcare Executives Diversity Internship

A program to complement graduate studies in healthcare or association management

The American College of Healthcare Executives Diversity Internship was established in 1991 to attract diverse students into the fields of healthcare and professional society management and to further their postgraduate education.

Internship Purpose

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.

Internship Program

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 & Administration, Health Administration Press, Management Information Systems, Member Services, Professional Development and Regional Services. The internship program's content will be developed around organizational needs and the intern's special interests. There will be a limited opportunity to attend healthcare management meetings and conferences. ACHE President and Chief Executive Officer Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth A. Summy, CAE, will serve as co-preceptors for the internship program. In addition, the intern will participate in the Institute for Diversity in Health Management'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.

Eligible Candidates

You are eligible to apply for the ACHE Diversity Internship if you 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 university 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 must include:

  • A short statement of interest (maximum 500 words)
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • An official undergraduate transcript
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant's university program director that attests to the applicant's acceptable academic standing
  • A short essay describing how the applicant will contribute to and promote diversity in the healthcare management field

Human Resources
American College of Healthcare Executives
1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700
Chicago, IL 60606-3529
(312) 424-9341
hr-intern-fellow@ache.org


ACHE is an equal opportunity employer.