Application deadlines: October 15, March 15, July 15 annually
In the spirit of AIDS activist, educator, and reality-show trailblazer Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name. The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues.
- Assisting in researching a variety of public health and civil rights issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care
- Attending Congressional hearings and coalition meetings
- Monitoring voting records
- Reviewing the federal register and Congressional Record
- Preparation of briefing materials, correspondence, and mailings
Candidates should have strong research, writing and organizational skills and willingness to work in a professional office. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment is critical. Familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative processes is preferred. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Fellows must commit to working a minimum of 30 hours per week for 8 weeks. The maximum period is 26 weeks. All people including people of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and HIV positive individuals are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or have secured the necessary visa for authorized work in the U.S. prior to application. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. required prior to final acceptance.
The fellowship includes a living stipend and is highly competitive. Applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer terms.
For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see: