Children's Hospital Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado Administrative Fellowship

In addition to our dedication to providing the best care for kids, Children's Hospital Colorado is committed to providing educational opportunities to students in health administration. Our Administrative Fellowship program is designed to:

  • Assist graduate students in applying what they have learned in the classroom to a healthcare organization
  • Provide students with an introduction to the daily activities of an organization from the perspective of top management
  • Enhance the student's understanding of the healthcare industry, as well as, the organization's strategy and distinctive competencies
  • Allow the students to analyze the decision-making process at different levels of the organization

Administrative Fellowship

Unfortunately, Children's Colorado will not be accepting applications for the 2021-2022 cycle. Please check back in the summer of 2021 for information regarding the 2022-2023 Fellowship. 

The Administrative Fellowship is a year-long program in which the student gains valuable exposure to system and departmental operations through projects, organizational rotations, participation in meetings and other professional experiences. The projects and rotations will be customized toward the fellow's interests and the needs of the senior-level management team.

The Fellowship program follows the standards set by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). One fellow is chosen per year and will be compensated. The fellow reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, and Vice President of Ambulatory Services and will have mentoring opportunities with other senior-level executives.


  • Qualified applicants have a Masters degree (MBA, MHA, MHSA) or equivalent course work completed from a U.S. based university. Preferred applicants hold a Masters degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME); however, applications from non-CAHME programs will be accepted for review. The 12-month program is a post-graduate training program, beginning immediately upon completion of a healthcare related graduate degree.
  • Experience as an intern or employee in the health care industry.

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in our Administrative Fellowship program. Please visit our career page after mid-August to submit your application. All . All requirements listed above will remain the same.

Applications will need to be submitted by the deadline listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please see below for what you need to submit.

In one document (in the following order) please include:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • One-page personal statement that addresses the following:
    • Explain how an administrative fellowship will help you attain your career goals and how a Children’s Hospital Colorado fellowship complements these goals.
    • What are your top three values and why are they important to you?
  • Official graduate school transcript (scanned copies are accepted)
  • Official or unofficial undergraduate transcript (scanned copies are accepted)
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional)

Please upload the document as a resume attachment on the application. For questions please contact or 720-777-4747.

Important Dates

  • Please check back in the summer of 2021 for information about the 2022-2023 application cycle. 

Phone Interview: Candidates selected for phone interviews will be notified by mid-October.

Onsite Interview: Candidates invited to interview on-site will participate in a day-long series of individual and panel meetings with various Children’s Colorado administrators and executives. Candidates should plan on arriving the day prior. Overnight accommodations and full reimbursement for travel expenses will be provided. This format is subject to change, and travel safety will continue to be evaluated.

If electronic submission is an issue for the candidate, hard copy applications will be accepted at:

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 E. 16th Avenue, Box B100
Aurora, CO 80045
Attn: Ariel Zhu

Contact us

For more information about Children's Hospital Colorado Administrative Fellowship, please contact Ariel Zhu or