On behalf of the American Public Health Association, I am thrilled to announce the call for applications for the 2020 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government. This is the 11th year APHA is offering this fellowship, which has been described as an “amazing,” “phenomenal” and “life altering” experience by previous fellows.
Candidates must have strong public health credentials and be able to spend one year in Washington, D.C. The fellow will have the option of working in the House or Senate on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health.
Training for the fellowship will begin in January 2020, so you must be able to move to the Washington, D.C., area in January and stay through December 2020. The fellowship provides a unique learning experience and demonstrates the value and need for basing policy on sound science. Throughout the year, the fellow will gain a practical knowledge of government and how the public policy process works.
To be eligible for the Fellowship, candidates must meet all of the following criteria:
- be an APHA member.
- have a graduate degree in public health or a related discipline.
- have at least five years’ experience as a public health professional beyond graduate or medical training.
- be a citizen of the U.S. or its territories or have permanent residence status in the U.S.
Applications, additional information and brief articles from previous fellows are available on APHA’s website. The application, a CV and three letters of recommendation are due to APHA by 6 p.m. ET on Sept. 4, 2019.
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-777-2510.
-Susan L. Polan, PhD
Associate Executive Director, Public Affairs and Advocacy
This fellowship is sponsored by an unrestricted grant from the Aetna Foundation.
This post was authored by Kristi Hammond on 08/06/2019.