The Fellowship Program

The MultiCare fellowship program is a highly visible 12-month, preceptor-directed learning experience focused on developing emerging leaders for our organization. The program provides hospital management and administrative experience with mentorship from our senior executive team.

The fellowship focuses on “real world” projects chosen by the preceptor and program coordinator. The interests of the Fellows and the current needs of MultiCare are also considered. The approximate ratio of project work to shadowing is 75 percent projects, 25 percent shadowing.

Past Fellow Projects
  • Developed and managed system’s telemedicine program
  • Served as project manager for a master campus facility plan for services in Auburn
  • Developed and created a medical respite home for our under-served populations
  • Implemented new post-acute care strategy
  • Served as project manager for the reinvention of MultiCare’s Intensive Outpatient Care Program
  • Oversaw development and implementation of updated business development plans for Occupational Medicine
  • Assisted with the development of the Urgent Care strategic plan
  • Served as Project Manager for a Certificate of Need process
  • Led rollout of service excellence and Studer Group engagement
  • Implemented the Advisory Board’s Crimson Market Advantage tool focused on strategic provider outreach and referral optimization
  • Served as project manager for the tele-intensivist project between Tacoma General and Allenmore
  • Managed and coordinated vision planning for the development of a new hospital in Covington
  • Developed an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) strategy and work plan
  • Managed and created Medical Staff Development Plans and ambulatory & service line strategic/business plans
  • Developed an Express/Retail Clinic expansion analysis
  • Conducted the physician supply and demand analysis for system expansion purposes
Apply For The Fellowship Program

Fellowship applications are typically available in early August and due mid-September. On-site interviews and offers extend to mid-October. Fellows typically start in early April or late June.

For more information, visit our Administrative Fellowship Program (opens in a new window/tab) page. This position will be posted to our job listings when available. If you have questions, please contact our program Administrator, Trina Tan at (opens in a new window/tab).

The Internship Program

The MultiCare Administrative Internship program is a summertime opportunity that takes place over 10-13 weeks. Students in a Masters-level health administration, business administration or similar field will be exposed to the complexity of the health care industry through various projects and preceptor shadowing.

The internship program is designed to be approximately 60 percent project-based work and 40 percent learning from leaders within the organization. If selected, you’ll work on a variety of system-level projects and attend executive meetings. With this exposure and visibility, your internship experience is sure to be an immersive, fruitful and rewarding experience.

Previous Internship Projects
  • System-wide brand and assessment of outpatient facilities
  • Developed business case for Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stone Center and Covington General surgery expansion
  • Developed plan for centralized telemetry services spanning both MHS regions
  • TeamSTEPPS cost/benefit analysis and strategic plan
  • Utilized Maptitude software to analyze MultiCare Connected Care network coverage and made recommendations
  • Made recommendations to improve ED throughput based on identification of barriers from ED Discharge to Inpatient Admission
  • Developed recommendations to grow general surgery market share in South King County
Apply For The Internship Program

Internship applications are typically available in mid-December and due mid-January. Final interviews and offers extend to mid-February. Internship start dates are dependent on student availability, but typically start in late May or early June.

For more information, visit our Internship Program (opens in a new window/tab) page. This position will be posted to our job listings when available. If you have questions, please contact our program Administrator, Trina Tan at (opens in a new window/tab).

Why Choose Our Admin Fellowship or Internship Program?
Executive Mentorship

The program is sponsored by Florence Chang, our Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. Each Fellow and Intern is paired with an executive mentor throughout the program.

Access & Visibility

You’ll be exposed to senior-level decision-making and participate in executive meetings including Board meetings and System Executive Council.

Advancement Opportunities

Graduates of this program have gone on to leadership roles throughout MultiCare.

Meaningful Projects

Our Fellows and Interns lead projects that are important to our future and reflect the complexity of health care leadership roles.

Time for Learning

In addition to “learning by doing”, you’ll have dedicated time to focus on your own development through formal classes and networking.

Questions? If you have questions about the Administrative Fellowship & Internship Program, please contact our program Administrator, Trina Tan at
Success Stories
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Holly Burke,
Vice President, Provider Enterprise, Pulse Heart Institute

A wise mentor once counseled me, “Hustle while you wait”. MultiCare’s Fellowship program provides an ideal platform for ambitious graduate students to use as a learning lab to do just that. It offers broad exposure to senior leaders and strategic initiatives, accountability for high visibility projects and networking opportunities at all levels across the care continuum. MultiCare is led by a progressive senior leadership team who are boldly transforming traditional health care delivery. This affords fellows the opportunity to be on the forefront of innovative care delivery while working elbow to elbow with executives who are driving this work. The MultiCare culture is tailored for learning and growth which creates a supportive safe space for mentorship and development.

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Ben Chao,
Director of Digital Patient Experience, Virtual Health

The MultiCare Fellowship unlocked a level of access and autonomy I never thought possible out of graduate school; the program empowers go-getters to build experience at an exponential rate and explore their interests. I had the endorsement to drive projects and build confidence. I was rarely told “no” and built relationships with leaders who pushed me with equal amounts of uncomfortable growth and nurturing mentorship. MultiCare is a bold and progressive organization that gives us the chance to learn at the forefront of health care transformation. I am thankful for the opportunity to earn trust and demonstrate value in working on our ASC Strategy, and that trust progressed into full-time ownership. The program delivers tremendous value through a culture of continuous growth and development to the benefit of both the system and its Fellows. Our Fellows tend to stick around because of the mutual investment, and I cannot wait to give back as it gave to me.

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Jennifer Thomas,
Regional Manager, Tacoma Family Medicine

“I truly enjoyed getting to know people in the organization. Through my projects, meetings and informational interviews I was able to connect with people at all levels, from frontline staff to CEO Cabinet. I enjoyed the variety of projects I got to work on. While some of the fellowship was structured, there was flexibility built in that allowed me to pursue my interest in MMA and especially primary care, which ultimately helped to secure a job post-fellowship. I enjoyed the real work experience I had while doing the fellowship. It allowed me to utilize the skills I learned in school and apply them in a purposeful way.”

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