Rosenfield amfAR HIV/AIDS Public Policy Internship and Fellowship Program

The Allan Rosenfield, M.D., HIV/AIDS Public Policy Internship and Fellowship Program

Course(s) Offered: Public health, HIV/AIDS
Course Level: Internship, Fellowship
Provider: amfAR
Country to Study in: Washington, DC, USA

Scholarship Description
The amfAR Public Policy Internship and Fellowship Programme trains interns and fellows to become effective leaders in public health by immersing them in policy writing, research and advocacy from their very first day.

Rosenfield interns and fellows dedicate their time to public policy research and writing under the mentorship of the office’s senior leadership. This training program has been established for exceptional college undergraduates and graduate students who aspire to become leaders in public health and in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Successful candidates are expected to conduct original writing and research related to the domestic and global HIV/AIDS epidemic as well as advocate to members of Congress and their staff, organize meetings and conferences, and participate in community briefings.

Applicants for internships must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program.

Applicants for fellowships must have received an undergraduate degree prior to beginning the fellowship. A graduate degree related to public health policy and its associated fields (e.g., M.D., J.D., M.P.P, M.P.H., Ph.D) is preferred but not required.

Applicants must demonstrate strong writing and research skills and have a demonstrated interest in health policy or advocacy related to HIV/AIDS. Knowledge of the U.S. government and legislative processes is also preferred but not required.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country

Participating Institutions
Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), Public Policy office, Washington, D.C

Fields of study
amfAR’s Public Policy office is known for its considered analysis of emerging issues in AIDS policy including biomedical research, domestic and international AIDS funding, harm reduction, equity and human rights

Number of awards
4 awards will be granted to successful applicants

Sponsorship duration
Placements are up to six months for fellows and up to three months for interns

Scholarship benefits
Interns and fellows are based at amfAR’s Public Policy office in Washington, D.C. Placements are paid and full time for fellows and interns.

Method of Application
Applicants must send A resume; A cover letter describing your interest in this issue and working at amfAR; and A writing sample (no more than 2,000 words). Applications must be submitted online here

For placements beginning in January/February 2018, applications must be submitted by 1st November 2017. For placements beginning in June/July 2018, applications must be submitted by 15th April, 2018.

Please note, while applications are accepted on a rolling basis, candidates will only be contacted regarding the most current term. Successful candidates will be contacted after the application deadline.

The Allan Rosenfield Internship and Fellowship Program at amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, was established to honor the distinguished public health leader Allan Rosenfield, M.D., dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health for 22 years, chair of amfAR’s program board, and a longtime member of the Foundation’s board of trustees.

Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2017 || 15 Apr 2018
Open to International Applicants:

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