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The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is a 10-week immersive internship hosted at a LeadingAge member community. The Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to obtain real-world experience in aging services.

Why Participate?

The Summer Enrichment Program is beneficial to students and LeadingAge member hosts alike. For students, the program offers exposure to rewarding job opportunities in the complex and growing field of aging services. LeadingAge members who host interns help shape future leaders and demonstrate a commitment to growing a pipeline of diverse leaders for the field of aging.

Student Information

We are recruiting a diverse pool of graduate students and undergraduate students nearing the end of their studies. For undergraduate students, a minimum of two years completed toward a Bachelor’s degree is required.

2024 Summer Enrichment Program Internship Opportunities are available here and are updated frequently.

Member/Host Site Information

  • Summer/Fall: Commit to participating in the Summer Enrichment Program and post your internship opportunity
  • Fall: Post internship on LeadingAge Career Center – Internship Page
  • Winter: Interview and select students
  • Spring: Participate in LeadingAge Summer Enrichment Program orientation
  • May: Preceptor, Mentor and Intern – LeadingAge Virtual Orientation
  • June: Students begin the internship
  • June & July: LeadingAge Student Virtual Networking and Professional Development Events
  • June & July: LeadingAge Preceptor Virtual Networking and Professional Development Events
  • August: Virtual celebratory event

LeadingAge is committed to providing tools, professional development, and marketing. This includes:

  • Providing a Host Site tool kit including job description, curriculum, and education to assist with the design and implementation of an internship program.
  • Assisting with student intern recruitment through:
    • Complimentary internship postings on the LeadingAge Career Center.
    • Promoting the internship postings to student members, students, and universities across the country.
  • Pairing each intern with a mentor from within LeadingAge membership.
  • Providing orientation and training for mentors and preceptors prior to the commencement of the internship.
  • Offering professional development, networking and training events for interns throughout the 10-week internship.
  • Providing complimentary student registrations for all SEP interns for the 2024 LeadingAge Annual Meeting.

The cost of hosting undergraduate or graduate students may be different for each organization. We ask that each organization financially support the summer intern to ensure all students can afford to participate in this experience. Compensation must include an hourly pay or stipend (approximately $15.00 per hour/$600 a week). It may also include, if applicable:

  • Housing (strongly encouraged if available on provider campus)
  • Food allowance (or meals if available on provider campus)
  • Parking permit (if applicable).
  • LeadingAge will promote the Summer Enrichment Program internship opportunities to LeadingAge student members, students, and universities across the country.
  • The SEP Host Site is responsible for posting the position, interviewing and selecting their respective interns.
  • LeadingAge strongly recommends each host site posts their internship to

LeadingAge members can complete this Host Site Application and Commitment Form.


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