Children's Hospital Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado Administrative Fellowship

The Children's Hospital Colorado Administrative Fellowship is a one-year training program for students graduating with a master’s degree in health administration and a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight and practical experience in the complexities of working in a healthcare organization.

Children’s Colorado is committed to developing the pediatric healthcare workforce by providing educational and leadership opportunities to students ready to pursue a career in healthcare administration. Through interaction with key leaders, participation in management meetings and hands-on project experience, fellows apply their classroom learnings in a real-world context.

The fellow reports directly to the vice president of ambulatory services and chief strategy officer, and they have mentoring opportunities with other senior-level executives. Fellows participate in projects and shadowing rotations customized to their interests, as well as the needs of the senior management team, and they leave our program with crucial foundational knowledge and tools that will support them in their career aspirations.  

"I am so grateful for the invaluable relationships I formed with influential leaders across the organization that are still intact today.
Rudy Lindsey, vice president of service lines at Children's Hospital Colorado, Fellow 2011-2012

Application process

The Children’s Colorado Administrative Fellowship hires one fellow per year. The application cycle for the 2024-25 year has closed. Check back in June 2024 for updates.

For a comprehensive overview of the Administrative Fellowship, we offer two informational webinars for prospective applicants in each application cycle. Check back to learn more about upcoming webinars.

Eligibility requirements

  • Qualified applicants must have a master’s degree (MBA, MHA, MHSA) or equivalent course work completed at a U.S. university. 
  • Preferred applicants hold a master’s degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). However, applications from non-CAHME programs will be accepted for review. 
  • Qualified applicants have experience as an intern or employee in the healthcare industry.  

How to apply

All applications for the Administrative Fellowship must be submitted through the Children’s Colorado careers website. Information on the next cycle of applications will be available in June 2024.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 

Application requirements

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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • One-page personal statement that addresses:
    • How an administrative fellowship will help you attain your career goals and how a Children’s Colorado fellowship complements these goals
    • 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. If you have questions, please contact our talent acquisition team at or 720-777-4747.

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

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

Contact us

For more information about the Children's Colorado Administrative Fellowship, please contact Aubrey Zahuranec at

Meet our current fellow

Headshot of current administrative fellow Aubrey Zahuranec was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a Saint Louis University (SLU) graduate, earning her Bachelor of Science in Health Management in 2022 and her Master’s in Health Administration in 2023 through SLU’s accelerated program. Throughout her college career, she was interested in health equity, population health and government affairs. As an undergrad, she co-founded Med “U” Cation, a mentorship program with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis to mentor minority youths toward careers in healthcare. Aubrey completed her 2022 summer internship at the Cleveland Clinic in their Community Care department, and she has also worked at Kindred Healthcare, Greater St. Louis, and other organizations. Aubrey is excited to be at Children’s Colorado to further expand her understanding of the complexity of healthcare, learning from amazing leaders with a passion of putting the health of kids first. Outside of work, Aubrey loves trying new hikes, playing tennis or pickleball, looking for the best Thai food in town and having virtual family game nights