The American Public Health Association announce the call for applications for the 2015-16 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government. This is the eighth year APHA is offering this fellowship, which has been described as an “amazing” and “phenomenal” experience by previous fellows.
Candidates must have strong public health credentials and be interested in spending one year in Washington, D.C. working in a congressional office on legislative and policy issues related to health, the environment or other public health concerns.
The fellowship will begin in September and continue through August 2016. 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.
All candidates must:
1. be an APHA member.
2. have a graduate degree in a public health or a related discipline.
3. have five years experience as a public health professional beyond graduate or medical training.
Applications, additional information and brief articles from the previous fellows are available on APHA’s website. The application, including a CV and three letters of recommendation, is due to APHA by March 9.