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Am I eligible?

All graduate degrees conferred between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, are eligible to apply for Kaiser Permanente’s 2022-2023 Northern California and 2022-2024 Southern California Administrative Fellowship cohorts. Degrees from accredited programs are preferred. Check with your graduate school’s registrar if you are unsure about your degree conferral date.

Review eligibility criteria here.

When can I apply?

The application opens August 1, 2021 and closes September 10, 2021 at 5 p.m. PDT.

Do you accept nurses?

Yes. The Southern California Region is actively recruiting nurses interested in health care administration with MSN degrees. Individuals with one or more of these degrees conferred between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, are eligible to apply.

Do you accept Veterans?

Yes. The Southern California Region is actively recruiting candidates with experience in the United States Military with a relevant graduate degree.

Can the Administrative 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.

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

To apply to both Northern California and Southern California, be sure to select both regions on the application. You are only required to submit a single application, even if you are applying to both regions. You will be required to rank your preference of region on the application. The regions will use this information if you advance to the final round. Onsite interviews are granted to only one region.

I am interested in applying to the Northwest Region’s Fellowship program, how can I apply?

The Northwest Region uses a different process and application system than Northern California and Southern California. Applicants are not able to apply to the Northwest’s program through this website. The Northwest Fellowship application can be found on the KP jobs site at by searching “KPNW Administrative Fellow”.

Does the Administrative Fellowship sponsor work visas?

No. We are unable to sponsor visas at this time. 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?

No. 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.

How many fellows do you accept each year?

The Northern California Region typically accepts 3-5 fellows each year. The Southern California Region typically accepts 3-6 fellows each year. The Northwest region typically accepts 1-2 fellows each year.

How flexible is the Administrative Fellowship’s timeline?

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

What materials are required in the application?

There are six components to the application: 1) online application 2) resume 3) personal statement 4) essay 5) two letters of recommendation (one professional and one academic) 6) unofficial transcript. In the online application, you will submit all materials (items 2-6) in ONE (1) PDF document. The prompts for the personal statement and essay will be available when the application opens.

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

Applications are due by September 10, 2021, at 5 p.m. PDT. A final decision is made by early November.

Kaiser Permanente is an integrated health care system. Are there opportunities within 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, the program director, facility preceptors, and fellow alumni, who provide guidance and career advice throughout the fellowship program.

What is the salary for a fellow?

The Administrative 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 fellows will continue to work for Kaiser Permanente, there is no formal obligation to either party to 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 office and national office. Here are a few examples of recent positions held by previous fellows:

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

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

Send your contact information to the appropriate email address below for the region you are interested in.

Northern California:
Southern California:

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