Fred Hutch Administrative Fellowship Program

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Administrative Fellowship Program offers early careerists an opportunity to develop their leadership style and to use their skills and competencies at a nationally ranked cancer hospital, and the top-ranked cancer hospital in the WWAMIO region.

The fellow is placed in Service Line Management, the strategy and business development arm of the institution, providing exposure across the care continuum and experience with executive and clinical leadership. Project-based in nature, the fellowship enables the fellow and the designated preceptor to determine the appropriate project portfolio through a concentration option that ensures a learning environment and the ability to translate academic theory into practice.

The program is two years in length and aims to identify and grow promising candidates for future leadership positions.   

Learn More About the Program

The fellowship offers a two-year, project-based experience geared towards the fellow’s interests and needs of the enterprise. This structure aims to provide a well-rounded understanding of the organization and disease-specific programs. Service line exposure may include the following areas: Blood and Marrow Transplant, Breast, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Head and Neck, Immunotherapy, Hematology/Hematology Malignancies, Melanoma/Skin, Phase I, Renal, Sarcoma and Thoracic Programs.

As the Service Line Manager role spans organizations and departments, the fellowship offers an opportunity to work on initiatives that are cross-institutional and cross-departmental in nature.    

How to Apply

Our 2024-2026 fellowship application is now open. Learn More and Apply

Requested Materials

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement OR Cover Letter
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (at least one academic and one professional)

Application Open Date: Summer 2023
Application Deadline: October 2023

Administrative Fellowship Start Date: July 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

The fellow directly reports to Kari Thomas, Service Line Manager for Genitourinary Oncology, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Skin Oncology and the Phase 1 Clinical Trials Program. Kari serves as the fellow’s supervisor and provides professional guidance, mentoring and support during the fellowship program.

  • Health care experience (preferably within a health care system)
  • Strong academic record 
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Ability to be flexible, intuitive and inventive
  • Self-motivated and team oriented
  • Conducts self in a professional manner
  • Keen desire to learn and grow as a leader in healthcare

Administrators submit project proposals to the fellow and preceptor. The fellow then meets with the preceptor to identify projects that align with the overall organizational priorities of Fred Hutch and the fellow's personal and professional goals. 

If you have any questions, please email

We currently accept one fellow per two-year application cycle.

Our 2024-2026 fellowship application is now open.

Application Open Date: Summer 2023
Application Deadline: October 2023
Administrative Fellowship Start Date: July 2024

Learn More and Apply


Applicants must have received or be expected to receive an MHA, MPH, MBA or similar master’s degree in a related field of study from an accredited graduate program prior to fellowship start date.

You must have received your degree or will receive your degree within twelve months of the start of the fellowship.

For information about other employment opportunities, please visit our careers page.

Yes, this is a full-time position and fellows are expected to work Monday through Friday. 

With the strategic focus of this fellowship a two-year time frame allows the fellow to take on larger projects that span a greater length of time, see projects implemented into practice, and have the opportunity for extended relationship building.

Meet Our Current Administrative Fellow

Kendrel Cabarrus, MHA

Kendrel Cabarrus, MHA

2022–2024 Administrative Fellow, Service Line Management

  • Graduate School: UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Master of Healthcare Administration 
  • Undergraduate Degree: UNC Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Interests: Strategic planning, population health and cancer care equity