Due Oct 4th! Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute | Internships with paid stipends and housing


WHEN: Phase I leadership program: May 16 to May 30, 2024$2,000 stipend housing and lodging provided

               Phase II paid internships w/housing: Summer 2025 in healthcare system, law firm, or partnering organization.

WHERE: Phase I leadership program in Kansas City, MO

                   Phase II internships: National sites across the country

Please see attached for internship sites to date. Internship placement based upon successful completion of Phase I and the recommendation of the BHLI president and executive director. https://www.blufordinstitute.org

APPLY: Please complete the online application at https://www.blufordinstitute.org/apply by Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 11:59 pm.

WHY: To cultivate a pipeline of diverse talent for healthcare leadership who will serve to eliminate disparities in healthcare among vulnerable and minority patient populations.

WHO: Underrepresented sophomore (special consideration given to exceptional freshman) students possessing leadership skills, executive presence, strong written and verbal communication skills, and a minimum 3.2 GPA. Scholars from varying majors including the following are invited to apply: accounting, biochemistry, bio-engineering, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, finance, genetics, health administration, health sciences, marketing, mathematics, molecular biology, nursing, pharmacy, physics, political science, pre-dentistry, pre-law, pre-medicine, psychology, or a related field.

APPLICANTS: Must be: (1) a citizen or national of the United States; (2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (3) a person otherwise authorized to work in the United States and able to present proper documentation establishing employment authorization

PHASE I TOPICS: Behavioral health, health equity, health IT, health law, nursing, public health, public policy, socio-economic determinants of health, etc.

PHASE I ACTIVITIES: Etiquette Dinner, Financial Literacy, Meyers Briggs Personality Profile, Mock Interview with Chief Human Resource Officers, and Speech and Communication Training

PHASE I TOURS: Level 1 trauma safety net hospital, federally qualified health center (FQHC), leading medical research institute, urban core early education center and social service facility

PHASE I CULTURAL and TEAMBUILDING ACTIVITES: Escape Room at Historic Union Station, Kansas City Symphony at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center, Pinstripes, and Topgolf

PHASE I PRESENTERS: Presenters have included the following: Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association; Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, Immediate Past President American Nurses Association; Patrice Harris, MD, MHA, Past President, American Medical Association; Wright Lassiter, CEO, CommonSpirit Health; Patricia Maryland, President and Chief Executive, Ascension Healthcare; Julius W. Hobson, Jr., Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli PC; Richard Pollack, President and CEO of American Hospital Association; Kathleen Sebelius, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, President and CEO of America’s Essential Hospitals; Nicholas Tejeda, Group Chief Executive Officer, The Hospitals of Providence; and Eugene Woods, President and CEO of Atrium Health, among others.

PHASE II INTERNSHIP SITES for HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP:  BHLI scholars have been placed at the following sites: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., America’s Essential Hospitals, Atrium Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Cone Health, Duke University Hospital, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital, Novant Health, Polsinelli PC, Saint Luke’s Hospital, Truman Medical Centers, and Walgreens, among others.

Please submit your application by Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 11:59 pm.. Early submission is encouraged. Your app may be submitted BEFORE your letters of recommendation which are due by Wednesday, Oct. 18.  Your recommenders will submit their letters on letterhead via email to bhli@blufordinstitute.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: View the BHLI’s website at www.blufordinstitute.org and the attached 2023 BHLI Annual Report.  

QUESTIONS: Call Cynthia at (816) 721-1062 or email at cynthia.cargill@blufordinstitute.org

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