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Diversity and Inclusion Administrative Fellow

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking a graduate student to work in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as a Diversity and Inclusion Administrative Fellow to support its missions of academics, healthcare, and research. 

We are seeking a talented professional and graduate student to promote leadership and career opportunities in academic medicine. This unique experience is designed to:

  • Broaden and enhance professional skills by working in an environment with exceptional leaders and staff in an academic medicine community;
  • Cultivate talent to grow and develop professionally as an administrator in higher education or a health system setting;
  • Expose the fellow to various projects led by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to advance departmental goals and expand outreach to internal and external constituents.


The fellow must be enrolled as a graduate-level student from one of Mississippi’s public or private higher education institutions and receiving course credit for the fellowship. A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in a higher education or health system setting is also required. Ideal candidates are highly motivated and results-oriented, with a strong demonstrated interest in diversity and inclusion.

Fellows working full-time are strongly encouraged to obtain permission or approved leave from their current employer. Please note that there is no guarantee of permanent employment at UMMC upon completion of the fellowship period.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit the following documents to odi@umc.edu by the due dates listed for the semester you intend to apply. In the subject line, please write “Fellowship Opportunity – Your Name.”

  • Curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation addressing your academic ability, and/or work performance (one letter must be from your academic advisor or course director)
  • A brief statement of professional interest, goals, and rationale for seeking this fellowship (not to exceed one-page)

This is paid fellowship (up to $5,000) in which the candidate must commit to a semester-long appointment and work a minimum of 10 hours per week (no more than 20). We are currently accepting applicants for this fellowship for:

  • Spring semester (2023-24) (due Friday, September 15, 2023)

About UMMC

The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, is the state's only academic health science center. UMMC includes seven health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health-related professions, graduate studies, population health, and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 3,000 students. 

The Medical Center's three-part mission is to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow's health care professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting-edge patient care. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in the health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income, or social status.  

In addition, UMMC has:

  • Nearly 10,000 employees and more than 500 physicians in an integrated group practice.
  • Four hospitals on our main campus, with 697 beds and a growing number of ambulatory locations.
  • On average, 34,000 admissions, 26,000 surgical cases, and 2,300 births annually.
  • Over 450,000 hospital outpatient visits, 540,000 clinic visits, and 145,000 emergency room visits.
  • Mississippi’s only level I trauma center, level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and transplant program.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer. The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.