• Am I eligible?

    All graduate degrees conferred between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 are eligible to apply for the Kaiser Permanente Postgraduate Fellowship in Health Care Administration in either region (Fellowships typically begin in the summer). If you have a graduate level nursing degree (MSN, PhD, or DNP) that has been or will be conferred between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018, you are eligible to apply to the Southern California region. If unsure about your degree conferral date, then please check with your graduate school’s Registrar Office.

  • Can the fellowship be used as a residency placement in order to complete my master's degree?

    No, the fellowship is a postgraduate position and prospective fellows must have completed the requirements for their degree before beginning their first rotation.

  • Does the Kaiser Permanente Postgraduate Fellowship in Health Care Administration sponsor work visas?

    At this time the Kaiser Permanente Postgraduate Fellowship in Health Care Administration is unable to sponsor visas. Applicants to the fellowship program must be either a citizen of the United States or be legally authorized to work in the United States.

  • Is it necessary to have prior Kaiser Permanente work experience?

    We welcome all applicants regardless of prior work experience with Kaiser Permanente.

  • Do you have internship opportunities

    If you are interested in a Kaiser Permanente internship, please visit University Relations (http://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/university-connection/) and review the “University Talent Network” tab. You can also look at the “Opportunities” tab to learn more about available programs.

  • Do you accept nurses?

    Yes, the Southern California Region is actively recruiting nurses interested in health care administration with MSN, PhD or DNP degrees. Individuals with one or more of these degrees conferred within the last 2 years (July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018) are eligible to apply.


  • How many fellows do you accept each year?

    Northern California Region typically accepts two to three fellows each year and Southern California typically accepts six fellows each year.

  • How flexible is the fellowship's timeline?

    The start date of the fellowship is July, with potential for earlier start date in June. Please note that all fellows must begin before August 1st. Subsequent rotations are flexible and the transition between rotations may vary depending on a fellow’s work assignments.

  • I am interested in applying to more than one Region. What is the process for this?

    To apply to more than one Region, you will need to submit to EACH Region a separate application by the due date. As part of the online application, you will be asked to rank order your preferred Region. The Regions will use that information if you advance to the final round (i.e., onsite interviews are granted to one Region).

  • When can I expect to hear about advancements in the application process?

    Applications are due on September 29th by the close of business day (5:00 PM PDT). A final decision is made by early December.


  • Since Kaiser Permanente is an integrated healthcare system, will there be opportunities with the medical group as well as the hospitals and the health plan?

    Yes, there is opportunity to rotate within all three entities.

  • What kind of mentoring and professional support is provided for fellows?

    Fellows receive support from the executive sponsors, their program sponsor, facility preceptors, and past fellows, who provide guidance throughout the fellowship process as well as in career selection.

Salary & Benefits SALARY & BENEFITS

  • What is the salary for a fellow?

    The Kaiser Permanente Fellowship salary is competitive with other programs.

  • What benefits are included?

    Fellows receive paid holidays and accrue both vacation and sick leave. Fellows and their dependents are eligible for full medical and dental benefits.


  • Upon completion, will the fellowship lead to a position within Kaiser Permanente?

    Although it is the hope and intent that a fellow will continue working for Kaiser Permanente, there is no formal obligation from either party to either offer or accept a position post-fellowship.

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

    Former fellows can be found in positions throughout the entire organization—at the medical center, regional offices, and national program office. Here are a few examples of recent positions held by previous fellows:

    • Department Administrator
    • Senior Consultant
    • Project Manager
    • Executive Consultant
    • Consultant
    • Department Manager


  • How can I get in contact with a current or previous fellow?

    Depending on which Region you are interested in, please send your contact information to the respective email address (found in the footer of this website).