The objective of the Health Policy Fellowship is to provide a unique opportunity for students of public policy, public health, law and/or health administration to learn and participate in various health policy development in addition to building research, analysis and interpersonal communication skills. Through direct exposure and individual mentorship the fellowship will enhance knowledge and skills to draft legislative briefings, advocate for the under resourced and engage legislators on the local, state and federal levels. Fellowship is a twelve-month postgraduate program in Harlem, NY.
• Conduct research and analysis to develop fact sheets, issue briefs and other educational resources on a variety of issue areas including public health infrastructure, health reform, and health equity;
• Attend relevant briefing and seminars;
• Provide support for webinars;
• Write and edit content for newsletters and reports;
• Create presentations and develop content for digital platforms.
The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, public policy, political science or similar. Degree must have been received within the past five years.
• Strong communication and writing skills
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Strong research and analysis skills
• Ability to assist on a variety of topics and projects at the same time
Application materials should be submitted by the applicant via email ([email protected]) no later than 5:00 pm Eastern Time on February 15, 2023.
The application requires the following:
• A current resume.
• A statement of interest that details the applicant’s motivation for a career in
public health and/or health policy, a description of what the applicant hopes to gain from the Fellowship, and how the applicant’s experiences and education will complement the Fellowship. The statement should not exceed 1,200 words.
• Two letters of recommendation, one from a current faculty member and one from an individual who is knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic and/or leadership experience.
• Academic transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts may be photocopies.
• Two kinds of writing samples
Applications will be reviewed by a NBLCH staff and board members on originality, completeness, and potential contribution to the field.
Applicants will be ranked according to:
• Evidence of interest in a career in health policy
• Academic record which reflects breadth and scholarship excellence
• Evidence of resourcefulness and self-reliance
• Evidence of leadership skills and experience
• Evidence of community involvement
• Address cultural competency
• Quality of writing
• Sign a fellowship agreement
• Write a mid-year progress report
• Prepare and submit a conference poster and/or oral presentation abstract
The participant will receive a monthly stipend to commensurate with educational level and experience including medical and dental benefits.