Villers Fellowships for Health Care Justice aim to inspire and develop future generations of health care justice leaders. Fellows work full-time for one year in Families USA’s Health Policy Department in Washington, D.C., where they conduct primary and secondary research on a range of health care issues and health reform topics, contribute to the organization’s publications, and gain exposure to the work of a public policy advocacy nonprofit.
Each fellowship lasts for one year, from August through the following July. Fellows receive an annual salary of approximately $38,000 as well as health care benefits.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. for a year. Families USA prefers that applicants either have a college degree or plan to receive a college degree prior to taking up the fellowship. Candidates from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply, provided they have strong analytical and writing skills.
Candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to social and health care justice advocacy following the fellowship year, and fellows must commit to mentoring at least one person over the course of their careers.