Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

Applicant Class Year: 
Minimum GPA: 
Additional Eligibility Notes: 

Must be eligible to work in the United States.

External Deadline: 
Field(s) of Interest: 
Public Services
Time of Opportunity: 
North America
Funding Type: 
Scholarships / Fellowships
Funding Source: 
Externally-funded opportunity
Special Categories: 
Opportunities for Students of Color Only

The Wellstone Fellowship is designed to increase the number of low-income, black/African American, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Native American social justice leaders. One fellow is selected each year. The Wellstone Fellow plays an integral role in the work of Families USA's Minority Health Initiatives Department; primary responsibilities include assisting with trainings for community leaders and journalists; drafting policy briefs, fact sheets, and other publications; and developing content for the minority health Web pages and monthly newsletter. During the year, the Wellstone Fellow will learn about Medicare, Medicaid, efforts to achieve universal coverage, minority health, and other important health policy issues. Specifically, the fellow will learn how these issues play a role in reducing racial and ethnic health disparities and improving the health of communities of color. The fellowship will last from August  through July.