The American Public Health Association (APHA) is receiving applications for the 2013 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government. This is the sixth year that APHA is offering this fellowship, which has been described as an "amazing" and "phenomenal" experience by previous fellows. Read the lessons learned from past fellows at http://www.apha.org/advocacy/fellowship/.
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 January 2013 and continue through December 2013.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 in government and how the public policy process works.
Applications and additional information are available at APHA's website. The application, including a CV and three letters of recommendation, are due to APHA by April 9, 2012.
- must be APHA members (membership information)
- have five years experience as a public health professional beyond graduate or medical training
- have a graduate degree in a public health or a related discipline.
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