Denver Health Administrative Fellowship

The Denver Health Administrative Fellowship Program is a year-long project and rotation-based fellowship that allows the fellow to work on a wide variety of projects throughout the enterprise. The fellow will serve as project manager or provide project support on multiple projects throughout the year, while rotating through different clinical and administrative services.  The full-time, paid position provides future health care executives with opportunities to gain an in-depth understanding of hospital and clinic-based health care operations in an academic medical center environment. Fellows who successfully complete the program will be eligible for a non-competitive appointment at Denver Health. 

Application Process

The selection committee at Denver Health considers all aspects of the comprehensive application. Please note that all components of the application packet must be included in order for us to fully review and consider your candidacy. The application deadline for the 2021-2022 Administrative Fellowship is October 1st, 2020. 

Denver Health will offer two application options for applicants this year.

(1) Apply using the centralized NAFCAS application and submit your application materials on the page for Denver Health when the page becomes available


(2) Apply using Denver Health's careers site

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All applicants must complete the didactic portion of their graduate degree prior to the start of the fellowship in July 2021. Eligible candidates will be graduates of a CAHME, CEPH, AACSB, or ACBSP accredited MHA, MPH, MBA, or equivalent master’s degree program, or a terminal degree (JD, PhD, MD, etc.) program. Denver Health does not sponsor international visas for this position

The application packet should include:

  • Personal statement outlining qualifications and objectives (1-2 pages)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (professional and academic)
  • Official transcript from your accredited graduate program

Be sure to place all of the items listed above into a single PDF document. Official transcripts do not need to be sent separately.

Please direct any additional questions to Anthony Pfaff, current Administrative Fellow, at or 303-602-7238.




The Administrative Fellowship Program at Denver Health offers a comprehensive compensation package. As a fellow, you are a benefit-eligible employee. Denver Health has included relocation assistance into the base stipend. A separate stipend will not be allocated for relocation expenses.

Experience and Structure

As an administrative fellow, you will be exposed to all operations at Denver Health. Leadership will be available to help guide the experience with emphasis on the fellow’s interests and professional development. The approach is meant to prepare the fellow for a successful career in healthcare administration.

Functional Rotations


Project work may be proposed by senior leaders, the fellow, or service line directors. Managers may also submit projects taking place within their department. These submissions are reviewed jointly by the Associate COO and the fellow to determine involvement and scope of the project. 

Professional Development

The Denver Health Administrative Fellowship carries the mission of preparing the fellow to excel in their career. Senior leadership will guide the fellow’s experience to further develop competencies in health care administration. Professional competencies will be advanced through the following functions:

  • Planning and Organizing: Project management, organizational and prioritization of assignments from the preceptor
  • Analysis and Decision Support: Provide data analysis and interpretation related to projects or initiatives
  • Reporting/Data Management: Preparation and distribution of reports with financial and non-financial impact to projects or business operations
  • Relationship Management: Building and maintaining positive working relationships throughout the organization that enable efficient leadership through projects involving change management or complex cross-departmental collaboration