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Fund for Global Health

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The Fund for Global Health is a non-partisan, non-profit aid and advocacy organization. Its primary activities include working with Congress on policy improvements and pursuing increased funding for selected U.S. global health and humanitarian aid programs.

FFGH is offering a virtual fellowship for Vermont students at the undergraduate or graduate level now studying or interested in global health, public policy, and advocacy. The expected obligation is 6-8 hours a week with a minimum time commitment of 12 months . This includes bi-weekly meetings with your coach and the other fellows from your state, along with a once-a-month national conference call with a guest speaker.

In this position, you and your team will work to advance our main three asks- namely, tuberculosis, primary health care in humanitarian situations, and healthcare accountability in government-funded programming. As a member of the Vermont Team, you will be working to develop relationships with Senator Leahy’s staff to better inform his decision-making processes.

You will also establish ties with organizations with similar missions. You may also have an opportunity to host letter writing workshops and to work on other special projects.

This opportunity will count for internship and course credit as well as fieldwork requirements or practicum hours for most courses of study. The ideal candidates will be someone passionate about global health with strong communication skills who can speak as a constituent of the State of Vermont. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and short writing sample (ideally one related to advocacy.)

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About Fund for Global Health

Location:

199 Main Street, 4th Floor, Burlington, VT 05401, US

Mission Statement

The Fund for Global Health is a social profit organization. We are a philanthropic agency seeking improvement in social indicators rather than monetary profit, but we take a business-like approach, working to achieve the greatest possible impact per dollar invested. In short, our driving mission is to provide the maximum possible health benefit to vulnerable communities. 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 Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the Chair of the Appropriations Committee, 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
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Burlington, VT 05401

(44.47585,-73.21212)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Networking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Healthcare
  • Internet Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • The work is about 6-8 hours a week and the minimum time commitment is 12 months; this includes bi-weekly meetings with your coach and the other fellows in your state, with a once-a-month conference call with all the fellows and coaches.
  • Reliable internet access

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