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Postdoctoral Fellow - Leadership Institute

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Job Description


Provide talented MBA and MHA students with access to mentoring and training within the healthcare space as part of a 11-week summer internship. The internship will provide the opportunity to learn about the structure, philosophy, values, and mission of MD Anderson Cancer Center, which is part of the University of Texas System. The internship will be a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional health care setting. It will provide real world experiences in the complex and distinctive features of the dynamic and rapidly changing healthcare industry.

Interns will learn about the interrelations of the medical center components in an environment that supports and encourages learning.

Provide hands-on and real-world experiences by conducting a 11-week project under the mentorship of a professional with relevant and related background in the field; Introduce to the complex organizational dynamics through a combination of shadowing and integration in the day-to-day activities of a team while also leading their assigned project; Introduce and develop an understanding of the common values shared by all health care professionals at MD Anderson.

Students must be currently enrolled in an MBA or MHA program at one of the following local programs.
Our Lady of the Lakes University - Houston
Prairie View A&M University
Rice University
Texas Southern University
Texas Women's University
University of Houston - Downtown
Complete two step application process.
Available to work 40 hours per week for 11 weeks. Hybrid position: schedule based on assigned department needs.

Foundational knowledge in the following areas will be helpful but not required: data analysis, finance, managerial economics, marketing, accounting, strategy formulation and implementation, ethics, organizational behavior, and communications.

In additition to completing the application, please review the list of available projects and select top four interest areas.
Project Link: https://mdanderson.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3XfKfaQfdvif8rA

MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the Kirchstein - NRSA. This full-time trainee position will provide a salary between $56,484 to $68,604, dependent upon the years of postgraduate experience.

MD Anderson offers compensated trainees:
  • Paid medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for trainees who work 30 or more hours per week
  • Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage
  • Paid Education Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs
  • Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans
  • Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program
  • Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts
  • Fertility benefits
  • State of Texas longevity pay
  • Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups
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