Administrative Fellowship Program

Community Health Center/Weitzman Institute Healthcare Administrative Fellowship

Description of Fellowship:

The Weitzman Institute Administrative Fellowship provides a 12-month, broad-based exposure to the operations and management of an innovative, technologically advanced Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in CT.  Fellows will have an in-depth, hands-on experience learning the inner workings of a complex, high quality, primary care delivery system caring for over 150,000 medically underserved patients. Each fellow will work closely with CHCI’s senior leaders (CEO, Clinical Director, CQO, CFO, and COO). Fellows will attend  leadership meetings, participate in activities, and complete specific projects  during rotations. Further, fellows will customize their learning through elective  opportunities. This fellowship experience will promote the development of  personal and professional skills needed to pursue a career in healthcare focused on the medically underserved. 

Learning Objectives

The fellowship is designed to support the knowledge and skill development of postgraduate leaders in health care and community health, specifically focused on federally qualified health centers. The fellowship seeks to produce leaders who can lead community health centers using innovative approaches to provide the highest quality, patient- and family-centered care using a team-based,  community-oriented model for care delivery. Fellows will develop knowledge, skills, and practical experience related to FQHC leadership in the following: 

  • How to improve the quality of care for your patients and community
  • How to manage the operations of an FQHC
  • How to manage the finances of an FQHC
  • How to manage, support, and develop employees
  • How to partner and work with clinical leaders
  • How to appreciate the influence of politics and policy on your FQHC
  • How to anticipate and address issues that are transforming health care in FQHCs

For more information about the learning objectives, curriculum components, and rotational calendar, click here.


  • Positions: 1 position per year
  • Duration: 12 months (July 1-June 30)
  • Compensation & Benefits: $50,000/year + benefits
    • Organizational Home: Wetizman Institute, 631 Main St., Middletown, CT

Application Requirements

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcript (electronic copy is fine)
    • Include conferral date of master's degree in one of the following areas or similar concentration area:
      • Public Health
      • Business Administration
      • Health Services
      • Health Sciences
      • Science in Administration
      • Health Administration
      • Public Administration
      • Healthcare Administration
  • Cover letter
    • Include:
      • Description of your goals for participation in the fellowship
      • Discussion of how your experience and/or interests align with the mission, vision, and work of Community Health Center.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Letters must be from individuals who can speak to your abilities and to how participation in this program will benefit you.
  • Deadline to Apply: September 30, 2019
    • Selection for 2020-2021 Fellow will be made November 1, 2019


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