A Call to Help Make a Difference
 
Pembroke Pines, FL, May 18, 2020 – The Leadership Innovation Foundation Team (LIFT) is delighted to announce the development of the Remote Healthcare Administration Internship (RHAI) which is an innovative program that provides an immersive healthcare administrative internship experience in a virtual setting. The RHAI is an eight (8) week dynamic and virtual program that will serve to fill the gap experienced by many current and prospective interns who are unable to participate in a summer internship program as a result of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic by simulating the experience of a typical internship online to the extent possible. The RHAI program is seeking funding support.
 
Oyinkansola “Bukky” Ogunrinde, a co-founder of the company and co-director of the RHAI program explains, “I am always moved to help early careerists gain entry into healthcare management. This endeavor can be challenging for many early careerists who often find themselves in the paradoxical situation of not having the expected experience and skill requirement and yet can not seem to get the opportunity to acquire those experiences and skills in the first place. However, my inspiration to help comes from the raw talent, precocious disposition, learning agility and tenacity observed in many seeking training opportunities. After learning that many interns had lost their internships due the impact of COVID-19, I jumped at the opportunity to work with my partner to create an internship program that is adapted to the current environment through technology and that helps our future leaders receive the training that they need.”
 
Each week of the program is dedicated to a core area of healthcare management discipline and special topics in the industry. Curriculum includes sessions that provide insightful and practical experience from professional healthcare leaders, actionable assignments, case studies, career and leadership development workshops, community engagement, a key project and a virtual career fair. The number of early careerists that will be enrolled in the program which is set to run from June 15, 2020 to August 14, 2020 will be based on funds raised.
 
Claslyne “Doris” Jean Pierre, the co-founder of the company and co-director of the RHAI program explains, “as a former graduate intern at Kaiser Permanente of the Northwest , I can attest to how instrumental this experience has been in my professional career. As a result of the internship program, I gained confidence in my skills and ability to contribute to the healthcare industry. Early careerists like me look forward to summer internship programs as they prepare us for a life-long and impactful career in healthcare. Without a doubt, the RHAI will empower early careerists, and provide them with valuable resources & experience during these uncertain times.”
 
The goal is to raise funds for the program by Friday, May, 29, 2020 and we need your support. Please join the Leadership Innovation Foundation Team (LIFT) in “lifting” the RHAI program to develop our future healthcare leaders. To be a sponsor or make a donation, please CLICK HERE and visit our website at www.myrhai.org  for more information.  Let’s make a difference!
 
The Remote Healthcare Administration Internship (RHAI) was developed by the Leadership Innovation Foundation Team (LIFT). LIFT is operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178), a Maryland charitable trust with federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to LIFT are tax- deductible to the fullest extent of the law.