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.

Application:

Apply by mail or send an email to zamora@aidsaction.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

AIDS Action

1906 Sunderland Place, NW

Washington, DC 20036

Please answer the following questions:

  1. Describe your participation in any school or extracurricular activities related to HIV and AIDS (i.e. peer prevention programs, volunteer activities, etc.).
  2. Describe your participation in any school or extracurricular activities related to advocacy (i.e. lobbying, political campaigns, etc.).
  3. Why would you like to be a Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellow?
  4. How would you use the skills you acquire from this fellowship?

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