Rosenfield, M.D., HIV/AIDS Public Policy Internship and Fellowship Program
About The Program
The Allan Rosenfield Internship and Fellowship
Program at amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, was established to honor
the distinguished public health leader Allan Rosenfield, M.D., dean of Columbia
University’s Mailman School of Public Health for 22 years, chair of amfAR’s program board, and a longtime member of the
Foundation’s board of trustees. This training program has been
established for exceptional college undergraduates and graduate students who
aspire to become leaders in public health and in the fight against the HIV/AIDS
Rosenfield interns and fellows are based at
amfAR’s Public Policy office in Washington, D.C. They dedicate their time to
public policy research and writing under the mentorship of the office’s senior
leadership. amfAR’s Public Policy office is known for its considered analysis
of emerging issues in AIDS policy including biomedical research, domestic and
international AIDS funding, harm reduction, equity and human rights.
This program trains interns and fellows to become effective leaders in
public health by immersing them in policy writing, research and advocacy from
their very first day. Successful candidates are expected to conduct original
writing and research related to the domestic and global HIV/AIDS epidemic as
well as advocate to members of Congress and their staff, organize meetings and
conferences, and participate in community briefings.
About Allan Rosenfield
As a pioneering physician, academic leader, and
educator, Dr. Rosenfield demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the world’s
most vulnerable populations and was a champion of their rights and well-being
for more than four decades. His career combined
expertise in obstetrics and gynecology, family planning, public health, and
HIV/AIDS with ardent advocacy of women’s health and human rights. As a member
of amfAR’s board from 1997 to 2008, Dr. Rosenfield regularly provided
Congressional testimony on behalf of amfAR in support of AIDS research and
prevention initiatives including syringe exchange programs.
Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS
epidemic through innovative research and evidence-based public policies. With
the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific
promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS
research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased
our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances
in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more
than $366 million in its mission and has awarded grants to more than 2,000
research teams worldwide.
This training program will provide outstanding candidates with some of
the skills and knowledge necessary to become effective leaders in public
health. During the placement in amfAR’s Public Policy office, interns and fellows
will co-author policy papers on specific issues related to the domestic and
global HIV/AIDS epidemic. They will also contribute to the work of the Public
Policy office by collaborating on writing and research projects, organizing
meetings and conferences, and attending federal, Congressional, and NGO
Applicants for internships
must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Applicants for fellowships must have received an
undergraduate degree prior to beginning the fellowship. A graduate degree
related to public health policy and its associated fields (e.g., M.D., J.D.,
M.P.P, M.P.H., Ph.D) is preferred but not required.
Applicants must demonstrate strong writing and research skills and
have a demonstrated interest in health policy or advocacy related to HIV/AIDS.
Knowledge of the U.S. government and legislative processes is also preferred
but not required.
and length of placement
In 2013, amfAR intends to award as many as six Allan Rosenfield placements.
Placements are six months for fellows and three months for interns.
Applicants must send:
- A resume including GPA from college and/or
graduate school, as applicable;
- Scores from SAT, MCAT, or any other relevant standardized
tests if applicable;
- A writing sample (no more than 2,000 words); and
- A cover letter describing your interest in this
issue and working at amfAR.
Applicants should specify their availability and fellowship applicants
should state preferred duration of placement (between three and six months).
Questions may be directed to email@example.com, and
applications may be submitted online at: http://goo.gl/nx1CP.
Please no phone calls.