The Cincinnati Children’s Administrative Fellowship is a one-year project-based experience offering the opportunity to develop an understanding of the administration and operations of a leading pediatric and academic medical center. Fellows will have the opportunity to lead and participate in real-time strategic, operational, and financial projects across the organization, while also building relationships with team members and leaders throughout Cincinnati Children's.

Given Cincinnati Children’s commitment to building a culturally competent and diverse workforce, this program strongly encourages applicants from historically underrepresented groups in healthcare - including diverse groups based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Individuals with the following credentials make ideal candidates for the Administrative Fellowship:

  • Recent graduates of healthcare administration-related master’s degree programs (such as MHA, MHSA, MPH, MBA with healthcare focus);
  • Recent graduates of other master’s level-or-above degrees that also have background, experience, and interest in healthcare (examples: a healthcare administration undergrad and MSN graduate; or healthcare experience and recent other master’s degree in a relevant field);
  • Students currently enrolled in an MHA or MBA program requiring a one-year residency/fellowship.

Goals of the Cincinnati Children’s Administrative Fellowship include:

  • Developing fellows’ competencies in healthcare administration and leadership through project work and observational learning experiences;
  • Creating a pipeline of diverse and culturally competent healthcare administration leaders by increasing the fellows’ opportunity to be considered for full-time roles at Cincinnati Children's.

Fellowship Experience

Fellows will be at CCHMC for a 12-month period, each July-June, with time focused on:

  • Project Work - Administrative Fellows work closely with leaders on a wide variety of impactful projects throughout the organization. A fellow and program manager will evaluate the project proposals to ensure there is benefit to the fellow’s career development. Ultimately, the project is expected to be mutually beneficial to both the fellow and Cincinnati Children’s.
  • Observational Learning Experiences - Fellows will rotate through a set of experiences that give a broad overview of healthcare administration. These observational learning experiences may also lead to opportunities during and post-fellowship. 
  • Professional Development - Each fellow is assigned a preceptor and an executive sponsor to discuss expectations, progress, and next steps. These relationships provide the fellow with a strong connection to the organization and our community. Other opportunities will be available for professional development, introductory/informational meetings, and career-focused networking within the organization and community.
  • Diversity and Inclusion - Developing culturally competent leaders is a cornerstone of the Fellowship and Cincinnati Children’s more broadly. Educational training, organizational programming, and observational experiences that help in advancing the fellows skills around diversity and inclusion are foundational components to the Fellowship experience.

Requirements and Eligibility

 Eligibility requirements include recent graduates of healthcare administration-related master’s degree programs (such as MHA, MHSA, MPH, MBA with healthcare focus); recent graduates of other master’s level or above degrees that also have background, experience, or interest in healthcare; OR students currently enrolled in an MHA or MBA program requiring a one-year residency/fellowship. The program strongly encourages applicants from historically underrepresented groups in healthcare – including diverse groups based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

For the Administrative Fellowship beginning in July 2021, CCHMC will fill our three (3) Administrative Fellow positions over one recruitment phase. The process will be in accordance with the uniform NAFCAS dates.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. M/F/Disability/Veterans

Salary and Benefits

 The Administrative Fellow will receive a comprehensive benefit package with a competitive salary. Benefits include the following:

  • Paid time off (including holidays, vacation, and sick time)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

Informational Webinar

 Additionally, CCHMC Fellows will be hosting informational webinars on August 31st at 5pm and September 17th at 12pm. Please RSVP by emailing AdminFellowship@cchmc.org. We will follow up with the call information. 

Application Instructions

 The deadline for submitting an application for consideration is October 1st, 2020.

  1. Use the online National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS);
  2. OR submit required materials detailed below to AdminFellowship@cchmc.org. Required materials include (1) a one-page resume, (2) three letters of recommendation, (3) a graduate grade report or transcript, (4) a one-page personal statement (750 words or less) that includes the following:
    • Why are you interested in working at a pediatric institution, specifically at Cincinnati Children's?
    • How will the knowledge and experience you gain through a pediatric fellowship with Cincinnati Children's help you accomplish your personal, educational, and/or professional goals?
    • How has one or more aspect(s) of your identity (ex. culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, family structure, etc.) contributed to your life experiences?

Please contact AdminFellowship@cchmc.org with any questions.