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Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
Deadline: 2012-12-14 (National)
The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program is an 11-week program that brings rising college seniors and recent college graduates to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices and learn about health policy issues, with a focus on issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities. Through the program, Scholars gain knowledge about federal legislative procedure and health policy issues, while further developing their critical thinking and leadership skills.
The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program has four main components: 1) orientation, 2) the congressional placement, 3) site visits, and 4) the writing sessions and presentation.
Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens who will be a senior or a recent graduate (a person who graduated no earlier than May 2010) of an accredited four-year U.S. college or university in the fall of 2013. Graduate and professional degree students as well as individuals with advanced degrees are not eligible to apply.
Successful applicants will show evidence of academic achievement and will have a strong interest in and/or experience working in or with programs that address health issues disproportionately affecting racial and ethnic minorities or underserved communities (e.g., local health departments, community health centers, inner city/rural hospitals or organizations that conduct research on or develop policy related to health or healthcare disparities). This may include previous academic work (e.g., taken courses, written papers or participated in research projects) related to health disparities.
Scholars receive approximately $7,500 in support. This includes:
A stipend upon successful completion of the program;
A daily expense allowance for meals and local transportation;
Transportation to and from Washington, D.C.; and
Lodging for the summer at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
See above web site.
See above web site.