Through this fellowship, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented economic, racial, and ethnic minority groups, including from the American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities. The Wellstone Fellow plays an integral role in the work of Families USA's Field and Minority Health Initiatives Departments.
The Wellstone Fellow's primary responsibilities include
- Assisting in the organization of conferences and trainings for advocates, community leaders, and journalists;
- Drafting talking points, blogs, policy briefs fact sheets, and other publications;
- Developing content for the Families USA website and email lists.
The ideal candidate must demonstrate
- An interest in health care policy as a tool for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities
- Ability to use organizing and advocacy skills to achieve social change
- A commitment to contributing to social justice advocacy following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow.
The application deadline for the Wellstone Fellowship is January 31, 2011.