Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017 (for spring term employment)

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.

Duties include:

  • 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. The fellowship includes a living stipend and is highly competitive.  Applications are also accepted for the summer and fall terms.

Eligibility

Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply.  Fellows must commit to working a minimum of 30 hours per week for a minimum of 16 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.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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