Health & Aging Policy Fellowship Opportunity
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 fellowship year. The goal of the program is to create a cadre of leaders across multiple disciplines and career stages to serve as change agents to improve the lives of older adults.
Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and directed by Harold Alan Pincus, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University in collaboration with the American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program, this national program provides professionals with a demonstrated commitment to health and aging issues with a remarkable opportunity to understand and impact policy.
The program offers two different tracks:
- Residential fellows work full-time in a nine-to-12-month placement (in the US Senate or House of Representatives, executive agencies, or 'think tank' organizations).
- Non-residential fellows remain in their current positions while working on a specific policy project, which may involve brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites.
Core program components focused on an extensive orientation and retreats on health, aging and legislative issues and processes, career development, mentorship and professional enrichment are provided for fellows in both tracks.
Previous fellows have been placed in the US Senate Finance Committee; the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP); House Democratic Caucus; offices of individual Senators and Congresspersons; Department of Veterans Affairs; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); Administration on Aging; US Department of Agriculture; Office of the HHS Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Health Resources and Services Administration; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Department of Transportation - working on a broad array of policy issues including the development and implementation of health care reform legislation. Two of the fellows for the 2011-2012 years are BAGNC alums, Tracie Harrison and Adriana Perez.
The application deadline for the 2012-2013 fellowship year is May 15, 2012.
For further information, please visit our website at www.healthandagingpolicy.org or contact Dr. Pincus or Phuong Huynh, Deputy Director of the program (
or 212-543-6213) directly.