Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research, and family-friendly design. As the largest freestanding pediatric provider in the region with a 136-year legacy of excellence, Lurie Children’s is an academic pediatric healthcare leader committed to providing unsurpassed healthcare for children and educating future healthcare leaders. Our Administrative Fellowship Program fulfills that commitment by providing analytical, financial, and leadership experiences to diverse and emerging healthcare leaders in a dynamic environment to achieve a healthier future for the children we serve.
This is an 18 to 24-month Administrative Fellowship allows the fellow to gain exposure to all facets of the organization. Year 1 of the Fellowship is project based, ensuring that the fellow works closely with senior leadership on projects that address operational and strategic initiatives and support the mission of Lurie Children’s, while also allowing the fellow to tailor the experience to align with their personal interests. The fellow is invited to attend leadership and board meetings and is encouraged to enhance their experience by shadowing and seeking out other activities across the organization. Year 2 provides the fellow the opportunity to pursue an interim management role, stretch assignment, or department specific project support depending on the organizational need and fellow's interest. The fellow will be encouraged to start applying for full-time roles around 18 months and is expected to complete their fellowship at 24 months.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is a top-tier academic pediatric healthcare institution. As such, the Fellowship program allows for future healthcare leaders to develop their skillset in this unique and enriching environment, while highlighting the individual’s skillset and allowing unique opportunities for continued growth. The goal of the program is to prepare the Fellow for immediate success in their next role, and eventual success in healthcare leadership, while promoting a culture that embraces the Power of All values.
The objectives of the fellowship include:
Postgraduate experiential learning and professional growth through projects, shadowing/observations, leadership meetings, and conferences.
Contribution to the organization through projects based on personal interest and organizational goals.
Fostering mentor/mentee relationships with the senior executive team.
Personal Statement: A one-page single spaced essay addressing career goals, your decision to pursue a fellowship experience, and specific expectations of the Lurie Children's fellowship
Essay (500 words or less): Lurie Children’s is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. What contributions do you believe you can make to support and honor that commitment? Provide an example of what you have done in the past that would support your statement.
Three letters of recommendation addressed to Lurie Children’s Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee. This must be submitted directly from the recommender to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have the recommender format subject line; “Last Name, First Name – Letter of Recommendation”
It is the policy of the hospital to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment and to ensure equal opportunity in all terms and conditions of employment or potential employment with the hospital. The hospital prohibits discrimination and harassment against any individual and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, color, age, religion, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or, any other protected basis under applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Application Process Dates
Information Webinars for Administrative Fellowship:
Friday, August 20th at 12:00 PM CST
Thursday, September 9th at 12:00 PM CST
Friday, October 1, 2021 – Application must be submitted
Early to Mid-October 2021 – Screenings and Interview Process Begins
Mid to Late October 2021– On-Site Interview (TBD based on COVID-19)
Late October to Early November 2021 - Selection Date
June 2022 - Start Date
Candidates must have an MHA, MPA, MPH or MBA with a concentration in healthcare or equivalent from an accredited graduate program, and complete the didactic portion of their program by the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Candidates in programs that require completion of a fellowship as a graduation requirement are also eligible to apply.
Candidates typically have limited work experience, ranging from summer internships to full-time work experience prior to graduate school.
In the 2021-22 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the Best Children’s Hospitals, Lurie Children’s continues to be the top hospital in Illinois, ranking in all 10 specialties.
Four words that perfectly articulate the promise we make to every family, every day. It’s not just a tagline — it’s our rallying cry. Whether it’s cutting-edge research, community advocacy or the very best clinical care, everything we do is driven by an intense passion to help kids become healthy, happy adults.