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Advocacy Fellow

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The Fund for Global Health

Join a network of advocacy fellows of all backgrounds whose U.S. Representatives or Senators are on the Congressional subcommittees of Appropriations that fund foreign aid. You will be trained and supported in effective citizen advocacy, urging these key Members of Congress to increase U.S. funding levels and effectiveness for global health programs. Currently we are focused on programs addressing tuberculosis, the top infectious disease killer in the world, and on promoting effective poverty-targeted primary health care.

We are seeking constituents of Senator Shaheen (New Hampshire), to work about 6 hours a week for a minimum of 12 months, with regular small-group coaching by video chat. All activities can be conducted remotely.

Learning outcomes:

  • Experience with citizen lobbying actions such as writing letters, talking with Congressional staff, meeting a Member of Congress.

  • Detailed knowledge of the Congressional appropriations process and how to influence it.

  • Knowledge based on own research into the global need for primary health care and resources to fight tuberculosis.

  • Experience with organizing others to engage in these activities

More opportunities with The Fund for Global Health

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About The Fund for Global Health

Location:

2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101, US

Mission Statement

The Fund for Global Health is a non-partisan, non-profit aid and advocacy organization, the activities of which include working with Congress on policy improvements and increased funding for selected U.S. global health and humanitarian aid programs. For more information, go to: www.fundforglobalhealth.org

Description

We are a national grassroots advocacy organization that has worked with others to secure tens of millions of dollars in additional Congressional appropriations for lifesaving global health programs funded by the United States government. Currently, the Fund for Global Health and other TB advocates are asking the Biden Administration to launch a Global Tuberculosis Initiative, including a request to Congress for $1 billion in FY 22 for USAID’s TB account.

We are seeking constituents of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, a member of the subcommittee that funds foreign aid, to join our work. Our Advocacy Fellows secure meetings with Congressional staff and produce virtual town halls to speak to their legislator directly.

This is an outstanding role for volunteers interested in global health and international development, as well as those interested in grassroots advocacy to Congressional representatives! We are a welcoming team meeting virtually twice a week. Additionally, we offer Fellows the opportunity to hear from leaders in global health once a month during our national zoom meeting! Despite the virtual nature of this fellowship, our fellows have tangible, real-world impact on the Congressional appropriations process that translates into lifesaving outcomes in the most vulnerable parts of the world.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Politics

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Technical Writing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Advocacy
  • Lobbying
  • Public Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 6 hours per week for a minimum of 12 months

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