National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) Emerging Leaders of Color Fellowship Program 2023

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) Emerging Leaders of Color Fellowship Program 2023

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2022.

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) Emerging Leaders of Color Fellowship Program 2023

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is accepting applications for the Emerging Leaders of Color (ELC) Fellowship. This program is designed to provide early-career individuals from communities of color an opportunity to:

  • Learn about state health policy from a state leader of color
  • Develop a project with that leader
  • Engage in educational and professional development
  • Cultivate support within the state health policy community

The ELC fellowship runs from February 2023 through October 2023 and requires individuals to commit approximately 35 hours a month to fellowship work. Each fellow is provided a total stipend of $6,300 and travel expenses to attend NASHP’s annual health policy conference, visit Washington, DC for a day of program activities, and visit the state of their advisor. Completed applications, including a resume, are due by 11:59 p.m. ET Friday, December 2, 2022.

NASHP’s ELC fellowship aims to advance health equity by empowering emerging and aspiring state health policy leaders of color — particularly those from communities most impacted by health inequities – with the tools to enter state government and lead the development and administration of more equitable state health policy informed by their own lived experiences. To change the structures that promote health inequities, impacted individuals must not only inform health policy as community partners, but as leaders in policy development and program administration. NASHP’s ELC fellowship is committed to seeking out emerging and aspiring health policy leaders from communities of color and equipping them with the skills and tools needed to shape state health policy. Applicants do not need to be located in Maine or in Washington, DC to participate in the fellowship.

Selected applicants will be matched with an advisor in state government — selected from state health officials across the country – to help fellows learn about, navigate, and gain hands-on experience in state health policy. NASHP will provide additional guided learning opportunities for fellows and develop a community to share support and educational/ professional opportunities. Each fellow will meaningfully contribute to state health policy by completing a deliverable designed with their advisor.

This fellowship will include the opportunity for fellows to:

  • Visit Washington, DC to engage in person with the current fellow cohort
  • Travel to engage their state official advisor and broader team on their projects
  • Attend NASHP’s annual state health policy conference, scheduled for Monday, August 14 to Wednesday, August 16, 2023
  • Present the culmination of their project to NASHP staff

NASHP will also provide opportunities for fellows to engage in state health policy-related learning experiences. The 2023 cohort of fellows will be invited to attend NASHP’s conference free of charge so they can connect with each other, their advisors, NASHP staff, and others.

NASHP’s ELC fellowship is designed to provide an accessible pathway for people of color to enter state government, and related non-governmental organizations, to lead in the development and administration of state health policy informed by their lived experience. Fellows will have access to the NASHP ELC Fellows Alumni LinkedIn group post-fellowship, where fellows can network and post new job opportunities.

NASHP seeks applicants who:

  • Have obtained a bachelor’s degree
  • Are early career professionals
  • Express an interest in a career in state health policy
  • Have 2 to 5 years of public health/health policy-related work/professional experience
  • Can commit at least 35 hours per month on average (schedules can be flexible) from February 3, 2023, to October 31, 2023


ELC fellows will receive:

  • A stipend of $6,300
  • Travel expenses and a full registration scholarship to attend NASHP’s annual state health policy conference
  • Travel expenses for cohort visit to Washington, DC
  • Two days’ travel expenses for each fellow to visit their advisor’s state

To Apply

Please submit your completed application by submitting the ELC Fellowship 2023 Application form and submitting your resume to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2022.

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