Application Process

Applications for the City of Hope Administrative Fellowship Program 2025-2026 will open Summer 2024.

Who Should Apply

City of Hope® seeks candidates who have received or are expected to receive an MHA, M.H.S.A., M.P.H., M.B.A. or comparable degree from a U.S.-based university, preferably from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and/or the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), prior to the start of the fellowship year. In addition, candidates must hold and be able to maintain U.S. legal residency throughout the fellowship year.
Applications from non-CAHME or non-AUPHA programs will be accepted for review.
Candidates should meet the following eligibility guidelines:
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Have the ability to manage multiple activities, tasks, projects and meet deadlines
  • Be self-motivated and team-oriented
  • Possess strong financial analysis skills
  • Demonstrate excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

How to Apply

City of Hope is a member of the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF) and adheres to the dates set forth by the “Code of Good Practice” for application deadlines, offer dates and offer acceptance timeframe. City of Hope will accept all applications directly through NCAF’s National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS).

Application requirements to be submitted on the NAFCAS website:

  • NCAF Homepage (includes standardized application dates and overview of Code of Good Practice)
  • Cover letter (addressed to Louis Magdits, preceptor of administrative fellowship program,
  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one professional and one academic)
  • Official graduate school transcript
  • Statement of intent (two-page max, double spaced, addressing why you are interested in an administrative fellowship and specifically why City of Hope)

Selection Process

The selection process involves three phases.  
  • Phase One: A select group of candidates will be contacted for phone interviews.
  • Phase Two: Final candidates will be invited to participate in on-site interviews with members of the executive team.
  • Phase Three: Offers will be extended.

Contact Us

For more information about the fellowship program, or if you have any additional questions, please contact:

Saba Ansari, Administrative Fellowship Alumni

Louis Magdits, Preceptor of Administrative Fellowship Program

Jessica Thies, Administrative Fellowship Alumni