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How to Apply for an Administrative Residency


The UPMC Health Services Division (HSD) and Insurances Services Division (ISD) Summer Residency is a 500-hour, paid internship starting in mid-May 2023. Working 40-hours a week, Summer Residents will have a unique opportunity to learn and contribute to the UPMC Health Services Division or UPMC Insurance Services Division, while pursuing their health care career interests. Summer residents receive mentorship from executives and fellows in the Administrative Fellowship Program. The Summer Residency Program will offer opportunities to:

  • Gain broad exposure to various aspects of the UPMC HSD and ISD.
  • Better understand the role of the HSD and ISD as it relates to UPMC and its function as part of a fully integrated academic medical center.
  • Strengthen health care experience through work on various projects.
  • Observe executive-level meetings.
  • Improve management, leadership, communication, networking, and analytical skills.

Each Resident will be assigned to a preceptor at the executive administrative level or above and will be exposed to different areas within the HSD and ISD that lie outside of their immediate department assignment. Upon successful completion of the Summer Residency Program, participants will be invited to apply to the post-graduate Administrative Fellowship Program.

Prior to starting the residency program, interested applicants must be pursuing a master’s-level degree from an accredited university in:

  • Health Administration (MHA), CAHME accredited University
  • Public Health (MPH), CEPH accredited University
  • Business Administration (MBA), AMBA, AACSB, or EQUIS accredited University 
  • Or other related master's degree program

Please note UPMC is unable to offer employer sponsorship for employment authorization for the Administrative Fellowship position.


Please be sure to follow all application instructions for consideration. Applications open Sunday, October 1, 2023.

Please submit the following application materials:

  • Personal Statement (two-page limit):
    • Describe how the UPMC Residency Program aligns with your professional career goals.
    • Discuss your first work experience (college or earlier) and describe the valuable skills it provided to you.
    • Provide a brief summary of hobbies and personal interests.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Official or unofficial undergraduate transcript
  • Proof of current enrollment in a graduate program

Application Tracks

The UPMC Administrative Residency Program will be accepting applications for the following tracks for the 2024 program year:

  • UPMC Health Services Division
  • UPMC Insurance Services Division

Application Deadline

All applications are due by November 12, 2023.

UPMC Interview Timeline

  • Video Interviews for All Tracks: November 20 - 21, 2023
  • Final Round Interviews: late November/early December 2023

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For more information on the UPMC Administrative Fellowship Program, please email

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