Make a donation to support the AIDS Action Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship
AIDS Action offers a fellowship program for young people seeking experience in public policy.
Zamora Fellows' responsibilities 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; and
- preparing correspondence, mailings, and briefing materials.
Read a testimonial from a former Pedro Zamora fellow (pdf format)
Qualifications for fellowship positions include: Strong research, writing, and organizational skills and experience working in a professional office. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment is critical. Familiarity with HIV-related issues and legislative process is preferred. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome. Fellows must commit to a minimum of 40 hours per week for 10 to 26 weeks. People of color, women, and HIV+ individuals are encouraged to apply.
The fellowships include a stipend and are highly competitive. Interested candidates should complete and mail an application.
Apply by mail or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (MS Word and Adobe Acrobat file attachments only). Please send a cover letter indicating areas of interest, resume, and completed essay questions to:
Coordinator, Pedro Zamora Fellowship Program
1906 Sunderland Place, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Please answer the following questions:
- Describe your participation in any school or extracurricular activities related to HIV and AIDS (i.e. peer prevention programs, volunteer activities, etc.).
- Describe your participation in any school or extracurricular activities related to advocacy (i.e. lobbying, political campaigns, etc.).
- Why would you like to be a Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellow?
- How would you use the skills you acquire from this fellowship?