East Tennessee State University Student Selected For THA’s Agenda 21 Internship Program

  • Friday, June 14, 2024
Akosua Amofah
Akosua Amofah

A student from East Tennessee State University has been selected for the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Agenda 21 Internship Program. Akosua Amofah is among 14 students from schools across the country participating in a 12-week supervised learning experience for qualified graduate students from minority and underrepresented groups in healthcare administration.

A native of Ghana, Ms. Amofah, who is pursuing a Master of Business Administration, will intern at Tennova Healthcare-Cleveland. She completed her undergraduate degree with a major in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

“The Agenda 21 Internship Program has operated for 29 years with the mission of providing learning opportunities in Tennessee hospitals for students who are from minority and underrepresented groups in hospital executive leadership.” said Karizma Whitfield, Agenda 21 program manager at THA.

Designed to increase diversity in hospital executive leadership, the Agenda 21 Internship Program furthers interns’ exposure, knowledge and skills, preparing them for future career success in the healthcare industry. Through close work with administrators and staff, Ms. Amofah will gain hands-on experience as part of the hospital’s leadership team. Her long-term goal is to assume a leadership role in the healthcare industry, while making an impact on patient lives and mentoring students who have a similar career path.

Applications for the Agenda 21 Internship program are accepted in the fall semester each year and students are placed the following spring with THA member hospitals for their summer internships. Learn more about the Agenda 21 Internship Program at https://tha.com/focusareas/agenda-21-internship-program/.


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