UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine programs offers excellent programs for future leaders.
Pursue an Administrative Fellowship or Internship.
UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine offer programs for future leaders. When you pursue an Administrative Fellowship or Administrative Internship at UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine, you are choosing to turn theory into practice with one of the world’s leading academic medical centers.
Administrative Fellowship Program
Administrative Fellowship Program
The UCLA Administrative Fellowship is a challenging and rewarding twelve-month program designed to provide qualified young leaders with hospital management and administration training in all aspects of an academic medical center. Fellows attend regular meetings with senior leaders and are involved in enterprise-wide projects and initiatives.
Explore a project-based, action-oriented Administrative Internship.
Graduate Student Administrative Internship
The UCLA Administrative Internship is an exciting 10-12 week program designed to provide qualified young leaders with exposure and project experience in a busy academic medical center.
As an Administrative Intern, you will be encouraged to learn about all aspects of health care delivery. Each project will have a sponsor who will work with you on project definition, execution, and dissemination of results. At the end of the program, Interns have the opportunity to present their projects to UCLA senior leaders.
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Currently accepting applications for 2018 Graduate Student Administrative Internships. Apply Here.
Overview of participating departments:
Operations Administrative Intern Preceptor: Chief Operating Officer, UCLA Health
Department Overview: The Operations Administrative Intern will report to the Chief Operating Officer and serve as a member of their Operations Leadership Team. This internship will be project-based and action-oriented while tackling key projects identified by the COO. Projects for this Administrative Intern will expose the intern to a variety of crucial areas in hospital operations. These projects may include workforce and labor management efficiencies, patient throughput optimization, supply chain enhancements, and creating dashboards to monitor performance. UCLA Health annually admits more than 40,000 patients across their 784 licensed bed facilities. Settings of care span from ambulatory hospital-licensed clinics to a tertiary-quaternary hospital.
Quality Department Administrative Intern Preceptor: Brandy Bryant, Director, Quality Operations
Department Overview: The Quality Intern will be responsible for assisting with quality/performance improvement initiatives impacting core clinical processes and patient safety. The Quality intern completes data analysis/entry, report formatting and development of presentations as requested. The intern will evaluate and/or asses current state and recommend solutions based on related research and guidance from team leaders. The Quality Administrative Intern will work directly with hospital leadership and must have excellence communication skills. In addition, the Quality Intern works collaboratively with Quality Management Services Team to produce quantitative and qualitative results for internal and external customers. This job is suitable for someone who is organized and interested in the field of business, public health, and/or operations.
International Services Administrative Intern Preceptor: Mike Burke, Executive Director, International Services
Department Overview: The International Services Administrative Intern will be responsible for up to three projects that will further our international telemedicine programming, targeted marketing, and/or enhancing access for international patients through dashboard creation and process improvement. UCLA Health International Services is the department responsible for furthering the health system’s global strategy. In addition to managing the care of over 3,000 patients from over 140 countries, UCLA Health International Services is responsible for facilitating cross-country collaborations to enhance UCLA Health’s impact all over the world. Interns will have the opportunity to gain exposure to the dynamic international healthcare environment while applying their skills in strategic planning, process improvement, analytics, and marketing.
Hematologic Malignancies and BMT Transplant Administrative Intern Preceptor: Frances Watts, Administrative Director, Hematologic Malignancies & Stem Cell Transplant
Department Overview: The Hematologic Malignancies and BMT Transplant Administrative Intern will be working directly for the Director, Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplant. This is an internship focused on the development of a long-term outreach and marketing strategy for an oncology service line as well as the operations of an oncology clinic, treatment center, stem cell lab, and apheresis unit. Projects for this Administrative Intern may include developing dashboards for service-line operations and physician-specific metrics, conducting patient scheduling optimization analysis for an oncology clinic, and analyzing and developing community outreach strategies.
Information Services & Solutions (ISS) Administrative Intern Preceptor: David Fraquelli, Director, ISS Administration
Department Overview: The ISS Administrative Intern will work in our Office of Health Informatics & Analytics (OHIA) and collaborate with our business and clinical partners and other graduate summer interns to establish an informational dashboard using Tableau. Information Services & Solutions (ISS) develops and maintains the central technology infrastructure and provides services and applications to over 20,000 people comprising UCLA Health, Faculty Practice Group and David Geffen School of Medicine (DGIT). We are committed to delivering progressive technology solutions that effectively support the patient care, research, and teaching missions of the Health Sciences and offer an increasingly integrated set of computing and communication services.
Office of Emergency Preparedness Administrative Intern Preceptor: Kurt Kainsinger, Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness
Department Overview: The Office of Emergency Preparedness Administrative Intern is tasked with developing and testing responses to internal and external emergencies within UCLA Health (Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and the entire affiliated network). The Office is responsible for developing business continuity plans and capabilities to respond to external emergencies and disasters in order to support the local and regional communities. Projects for this Administrative Intern may include geo-mapping UCLA Health’s growing ambulatory clinic presence, conducting ambulatory clinic capability assessments, and redesigning the UCLA Health Emergency Operations Plan.
Department Overview: The Performance Excellence Administrative Intern will serve in a variety of roles across ongoing Performance Excellence and Lean projects. These projects may include cardiac monitor replacement, operating room turnaround times, charge capture initiatives, and others. The Performance Excellence department functions as a team of internal consultants. The team leads the deployment of the UCLA Way and UCLA Operating System and coaches individuals and groups in lean methodology and the facilitation of high-impact initiatives.
Women and Children’s Health Administrative Intern Preceptor: Caitlin Beck, Chief Administrative Officer, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Women’s Health
Department Overview: The Women’s and Children’s Health Administrative Intern will report to the Chief Administrative Officer for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Women’s Health. This Department provides administrative oversight to all women’s and children’s inpatient and outpatient care throughout UCLA Health. The internship will be project-based, allowing the candidate to strengthen their project management skills and work closely with many different departments throughout the health system. Areas of focus will be marketing and outreach strategy, program development, analytics and reporting and clinical operations.
College Student Summer Intern Program
College Student Summer Employment Program
We offer some great summer jobs for college students.
College Student Summer Employment Program
In 2010, UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine launched the College Student Summer Employment Program. During our inaugural year, we employed eight college students. In the second year the program grew to include participation from 13 departments, employing 26 students.
Candidates for summer employment must be high school graduates who are currently enrolled in college and demonstrate desire for a career in the medical field. Volunteer experience is preferred.
To be placed on the wait list for summer employment, please contact Zack DuRant via email at ZDuRant@mednet.ucla.edu. Candidates must complete the online application and pass a physical as well as a background check.