Administrative Fellowship Program

The Community Health Center, Inc./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 Connecticut. Fellows 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, COO, CFO, CIO, and VP of HR). Fellows attend leadership meetings, participate in activities, and complete specific projects during rotations. Further, fellows customize their learning through elective opportunities. This fellowship experience promotes 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


Positions: 1 position per year

Location: Community Health Center, Inc., 19 Grand Street, Middletown, CT

Duration: 12 months (July 1-June 30)

Compensation and Benefits: Competitive salary plus benefits

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.
  • Essay
    • Please answer the following question: As the leader of an FQHC, how would you improve patient experience and staff engagement when transitioning to a hybrid (both in-person and virtual) model of care?
  • Three 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: October 7, 2022
    • 2023-2024 Fellow selection will be made on or after October 8, 2022

Applications for the 2023-2024 Fellow will be accepted between June 9 and October 7, 2022.

Accepting applications for a 2023-2024 Fellow
June 9, 2022 – October 7, 2022

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