The American Public Health Association is accepting applications for the 2018 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government. 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 begins January 2018 and requires the candidate to reside in the Washington, D.C., area. 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.
- Must 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; and
- be a citizen of the U.S. or its territories or have permanent residence status in the U.S.
Apply: The application and additional information is available on APHA’s website. The application, including a CV and three letters of recommendation, is due to APHA by August 14, 2017. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-777-2510.