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support the AIDS Action Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
the spirit of Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS,
AIDS Action 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
General office administration
Candidates need 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. People of color,
women and HIV-positive individuals are encouraged to apply.
fellowships include a stipend and are highly competitive. Applications
are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer terms. The following
application deadlines and notification dates apply:
applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted
via phone to set up an interview time. Interviews may take place
in person or via the telephone (if the applicant is not in the
Washington, DC area). Those who are not selected for the fellowship
will be notified by regular mail.
Completed applications must include: a cover letter indicating
areas of interest, resume, three to four page writing sample and
an essay answering the following questions. The essay should not
exceed five pages.
your participation in any school or extracurricular activities
related to HIV and AIDS (i.e. peer prevention programs, volunteer
Describe your participation in any school, work, or extracurricular
activities related to advocacy (lobbying, political campaigns,
Why would you be the best candidate for the Pedro Zamora Fellowship
(i.e. What do you bring to the organization?)?
How would you use the skills you acquire from this fellowship?
What time period -- spring , summer, or fall and length of time
completed applications to Zamora@aidsaction.org
(MS Word and Adobe Acrobat file attachments only). Applications
may also be mailed to:
Pedro Zamora Fellowship Program
1906 Sunderland Place, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Contact the fellowship coordinator via e-mail at Zamora@aidsaction.org
or call 202-830-5030 ext. 3040.