The Government Relations Fellowship is a competitive one-year program designed to provide high-potential individuals with the opportunity to:
Major responsibilities will include managing Dana-Farber's Legislative Action Network and supporting the department's activities to advocate for sustainable policy change that reflects the importance of cancer prevention, treatment, and research.
Highly motivated individuals with a master’s degree in a relevant field and one to two years of experience (internship experience considered) 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 Fellow will shadow senior executives both internal and external to Dana-Farber, and will lead and participate in legislative activities on the state and federal level.
The Fellow reports 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 2014-2015 fellowship must be received by November 8, 2013, and should be mailed to:
Michelle Kielty, MPHGovernment Relations FellowDana-Farber Cancer Institute450 Brookline Avenue, HS-412Boston, MA 02215
The completed application must include all of the following materials:
To the extent possible, please mail all application materials as a single package. However, as noted in the FAQ section, recommenders may email letters of recommendation directly to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org if they prefer. Additionally, if your college or university will not release your official transcript directly to you, we will accept transcripts mailed to us separately by your college or university. If we will be receiving recommendations or transcripts separately, please make note of this in your application package.
Please note that the Fellowship opportunity is posted online at www.dana-farber.org/careers (Job ID: 24008), but that online submission of applications is not required. Please mail completed applications in accordance with the directions provided above.
Finalists will be invited to Boston for an interview in December 2013. Fellows will be selected in January 2014 and will begin the Fellowship in summer 2014.
For those applicants in a two- to three-year master's program, applicants should send the most recent official transcript from their current program. For those applicants in a one-year master's program (in which a transcript is not currently available), applicants 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.
If possible, official transcripts should be sent directly to Dana-Farber and enclosed in a single package with other application materials. However, if your college or university will not release a copy of your official transcript directly to you, we will accept transcripts mailed to us directly from your college or university provided that it arrives prior to the deadline. If that is the case, please note in your application package that the official transcript will be mailed separately by your college or university.
If possible, letters of recommendation should be enclosed in a single package with all other application materials and mailed to us. Recommenders may provide you with a letter sealed in a business envelope that you may enclose in your larger application package. However, if your recommenders would prefer to send letters of recommendation to us directly, please instruct them to email the letters to: email@example.com. If your recommenders will be sending us letters directly, please make note of this in your 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.
No. While the fellowship opportunity is posted online at www.dana-farber.org/careers (Job ID: 24008), online submission of applications is not required. Any application materials submitted as hard copies must be done via mail or in person (with the exception of letters of recommendation, which can be emailed directly to us by your recommenders, if they prefer).
No. The application must be received at Dana-Farber by the deadline date. 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.
The Dana-Farber Fellowship Program is both structured and project based.
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.
Michelle Kielty, MPHFellowship Year: 2013-2014Graduate School: Boston University School of Public Health
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:
Michelle Kielty, MPHGovernment Relations FellowDana-Farber Cancer Institute450 Brookline Avenue, HS-412Boston, MA 02215Phone: 617-582-7560Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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