Application Process

Program Eligibility

The 2023-2025 Cone Health Administrative Fellowship is open to individuals with a graduate degree. For applicants who must complete a fellowship to fulfill a graduation requirement as part of a graduate program, coursework must be completed by May 2023. Previous healthcare experience is highly preferred.

The ideal candidate for the Administrative Fellowship is a highly motivated self-starter who demonstrates excellent communication and presentation skills, exceptional performance in graduate coursework, and a willingness to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the Fellowship program. Applicants should be able to demonstrate general knowledge of Cone Health, professionalism, leadership potential, and overall fit with the organizational culture.

Cone Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing equal employment opportunities for applicants and employees. All employees and applicants for employment will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, ability and performance without regard to race, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, ethnicity, national origin, disability, color or as otherwise protected by law.

At this time, Cone Health is unable to provide visa sponsorship for individuals participating in the Administrative Fellowship Program.

Application Requirements

As a member of the National Council on Administrative Fellowships (NCAF), Cone Health participates in the National Administrative Fellowship Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS). NAFCAS is a simplified and streamlined application process for candidates interested in applying to administrative fellowships. Applications are open to application on June 9, 2022. Cone Health will accept applications through NAFCAS and email.

Interested applicants should submit the following application materials through NAFCAS, or email the following materials in one single PDF file to by October 7, 2022:

Required Documents:

  1. Current Resume
  2. Official Graduate School Transcript
  3. Personal Statement of Interest (maximum of two pages, double-spaced)
  4. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (to be requested in the "Supporting Documents" quadrant): (1) ACADEMIC, (1) PROFESSIONAL, and (1) OTHER (academic, professional, or letter from your program director)
  5. One essay, maximum 500 words (View essay question)

Each PDF file should contain the materials listed in the order specified above. Please use the subject line “Last Name, First Name – Administrative Fellowship Application”.

All letters of recommendation should be addressed to the Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee. If your recommender prefers to contact the program directly, please have your recommender email a PDF version of his/her letter to with the subject line "Last Name of Applicant, First Name of Applicant: Recommendation Letter for Cone Health Administrative Fellowship".

Applicants will be notified when applications are received. Only complete and punctual applications will be considered.

Selection Process

The Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee will review all applications and evaluate applicants on academic performance, professional and personal experiences, personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Once phone interviews have been completed, finalists will be invited for interviews with executive leadership on-site in Greensboro, NC.

The Administrative Fellowship Selection Committee will select three to six top-qualified candidates to participate in face-to-face interviews at Cone Health.

Overnight accommodations and all other travel expenses for in-person interviews will be provided by Cone Health.

June 9, 2022

Application period opens

August 29, 2022

Informational webinar from 3-4 p.m. EST: Register here

October 7, 2022*

Application period closes

October 14 & 17, 2022

Phone interviews with top qualified candidates

October 26-27, 2022

In-person interviews with final candidates

November 10, 2022

Official offer acceptance date

June 2023

Fellowship start date

*Please note that these dates are subject to change.

Cone Health currently selects one Fellow during each application period.

Already working at Cone Health and interested in applying? Please register for our internal webinar from 10-11 a.m. EST on August. 18, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the Fellowship or the application process, please contact us at, using the subject line “Question: Cone Health Administrative Fellowship”.