AmFAR Invites Applications for Rosenfield Public Policy Fellowship Program

Founded in 1985, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research works to end the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research and evidence-based public policies.

To advance this mission, the organization is inviting applications for the Allan Rosenfield Internship and Fellowship Program. Established to honor the distinguished public health leader Allan Rosenfield, M.D., dean for twenty-two years of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, chair of amfAR’s program board, and a longtime member of the foundation’s board of trustees, the Rosenfeld Fellowship program has been developed to advance the careers of exceptional college undergraduates and graduate students who aspire to become leaders in public health and the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

To that end, the program trains fellows to become effective leaders in public health by immersing them in policy writing, research, and advocacy. Successful candidates are expected to conduct original writing and research related to the domestic and global HIV/AIDS epidemic as well as advocate to members of Congress and their staff, organize meetings and conferences, and participate in community briefings.

In 2019, amfAR intends to award up to four Allan Rosenfield placements. Placements are paid and full time and are up to six months for fellows. All placement are based in the amFAR Washington, DC, office.

To be eligible, applicants must have received an undergraduate degree prior to beginning the fellowship. A graduate degree related to public health policy and its associated fields (e.g., MD, JD, MPP, MPH, PhD) is preferred but not required. 

See the amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.