The Government Relations Fellowship is a competitive one-year program designed to provide high-potential individuals with the opportunity to:
Highly motivated individuals with a master’s degree in a relevant field and one to two years of experience are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with experience working in a hospital setting, state legislature, U.S. Congress, or other policy-based position. All applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to cancer policy, health care access and patient advocacy.
The Dana-Farber Government Relations Fellowship provides:
The Government Relations Fellowship is designed to provide high-potential individuals with the opportunity to further develop their leadership style and analytical skills, and to gain exposure in every aspect of health policy, including:
The fellowship will begin with a two-month rotation and shadow experience with senior leaders at Dana-Farber and outside the Institute. After the rotation and for the duration of the fellowship, the fellow will lead and participate in legislative activities on the state and federal level.
The fellow will report directly to the Vice President of External Affairs, who will provide valuable mentoring and strategic advice on project involvement. The fellow will receive a competitive salary and benefits package.
Applications for the 2013-2014 fellowship must be received by November 15, 2012, and should be mailed to:
Danielle Thompson, MPPGovernment Relations FellowDana-Farber Cancer Institute450 Brookline Avenue, HS-412Boston, MA 02215
The completed application must include all of the following materials:
Please mail all application materials, including letters of reference, in a single package. All application materials must also be submitted online at: www.dana-farber.org/careers. (Search for Job ID: 22930). Finalists will be invited to Boston for an interview in December 2012. Fellows will be selected in mid-December 2012, and will begin the Fellowship in summer 2013.
Please direct questions about the fellowship program to Danielle Thompson at: Danielle_Thompson@dfci.harvard.edu.
Applicants in a two- to three-year master's program should send the most recent official transcript from their current program. Applicants in a one-year master's program (in which a transcript is not currently available) should send an official transcript from the program they most recently completed. In this scenario, applicants should also send a list of the classes they are currently taking and plan on taking during their program. Official transcripts must be submitted with all other required application materials in a single application package.
Yes. Dana-Farber will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for finalists, including airfare, one night's hotel accommodations, meals, and transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
Yes. All applicants must apply for the position online at: www.dana-farber.org/careers. (Search for Job ID: 22930). Hard copies of all application materials must also be mailed in a single package.
No. The application must be received at Dana-Farber by the deadline date of November 15, 2012. This is to ensure that there is enough time to thoroughly review all applications prior to selecting the finalists.
Yes, you can apply. The fellowship start date is flexible.
Yes, if you have an advanced degree from a U.S. accredited institution. Dana-Farber does not sponsor work visas for Government Relations Fellows.
Yes, you would have to leave your current job and become the Dana-Farber Government Relations Fellow for the entire year.
No. Completion of the Fellowship Program does not guarantee you a job at Dana-Farber. However, your performance during the fellowship may provide you with many great job opportunities at the Institute and elsewhere.
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Danielle Thompson, MPPFellowship Year: 2012-2013Graduate School: Heller School for Social Policy and Management (Brandeis University)
For more information about Dana-Farber's Government Relations Fellowship program, contact:
Danielle Thompson, MPPGovernment Relations FellowDana-Farber Cancer Institute450 Brookline Avenue, HS-412Boston, MA 02215Phone: 617-582-7560Email: Danielle_Thompson@dfci.harvard.edu
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