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Villers Fellowships for Health Care Justice

January 29, 2016
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Washington, D.C.
Full Year


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.