How Do I Apply?

How Do I Apply?

Applications open in June and will be open until the first week of September. Applicants will apply by uploading their required documents and requesting recommendations using the link supplied in the application. For more information, please check back in early June.

Eligibility requirements

The Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship is intended for post-graduate students who have graduated within 6 months of their intended fellowship start date. Prior to starting the fellowship program, students must have completed a master’s degree from an accredited, U.S.-based university in health administration (MHA/MHSA), Public Health (MPH), Business Administration (MBA) or other related master’s degree program.

  • Preferred candidates will have a 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.
  • Applicants should be in the second year of their coursework, except in programs where the second year is a residency.
  • Applicants must be on course to complete their degree before the fellowship start date in June.

Cleveland Clinic does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities, on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ethnicity, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Cleveland Clinic administers all programs and services without regard to disability, and provides reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.

Application Requirements

Application Requirements

Required application materials

Materials should be uploaded in a PDF format and files should be named according to the instructions on the application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  • Resume.
  • Two graduate letters of recommendation.
  • Official graduate school transcript.
  • Undergraduate school transcript (official or unofficial).
  • Two Essays:
    • Essay 1: Personal statement of interest (1 page).
    • Essay 2: To be announced upon application open.

First-round interviews

After a first-round review of all complete applications, we will notify applicants who have been chosen for a first-round interview. These interviews will take place in the first half of September.

Final round interviews

Applicants will be selected for final round interviews by the end of September and will be invited to a 2-day onsite interview in Cleveland. 



How many fellows are selected?

Our cohort model hires up to eight fellows per year with opportunities for placement in both Ohio and Florida. 

Can the fellowship be used to complete my residency placement?

Yes, some programs require a residency and the Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship satisfies this requirement.

Does the Administrative Fellowship sponsor work visas?

No, we do not sponsor work visas for the fellowship year. However, the Cleveland Clinic Administrative Fellowship is considered a post-graduate educational program, in which student visas are extended during this period. Work visas are sponsored post-fellowship at the discretion of the hiring manager at Cleveland Clinic.

What types of positions do fellows typically transition into post-fellowship?

Administrative Fellows are highly recruited into permanent roles at Cleveland Clinic. Opportunities are varied and abundant and provide dynamic growth opportunities across Cleveland Clinic. Types of roles are often at program manager positions within the Markets/Hospitals, Clinical Institutes, International including London and Abu Dhabi, Strategy, Market and Network Services, Digital and many others. The job placement process is supported by our program leadership and highly personalized to each Fellow to ensure a great fit with strong opportunities for growth and development.

What if my graduation date is not in the spring?

Eligible applicants should be on track to receive their graduate degree no more than 6 months prior to their intended start date in June.