Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

Posted by on November 7, 2003

Dear SL colleagues,

Families USA is proud to announce the creation of the Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice to honor the late Senator Paul D. Wellstone of Minnesota. Throughout his Senate career, Paul Wellstone was an advocate for social justice and an outspoken champion for those who lacked a voice in the national arena. The Wellstone Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to honor Senator Wellstone’s memory by promoting equity in health care.

The Wellstone Fellowship is a year-long, full-time, salaried position that will begin in September 2004. The fellow will be engaged in health care advocacy work in Families USA’s office in Washington, D.C., where he or she will learn about Medicare, Medicaid, efforts to achieve universal coverage, and other important health policy issues. Specifically, the fellow will be engaged in Families USA’s outreach to and mobilization of communities of color. Through this work, the fellow will also learn about conducting health care campaigns, and part of his or her time will be spent working with state-based health care advocacy organizations.

For instructions on how to apply and a copy of the application form, click here <a href="http://www.familiesusa.org/site/R?i=8mAYVCOYPtcDRYvcWDDmjg">http://www.familiesusa.org/site/R?i=8mAYVCOYPtcDRYvcWDDmjg</a>. The deadline for applications is February 6, 2004.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in social justice work and working with communities or color. Additionally, they are looking for an individual who displays the potential to continue to contribute to social justice work after their year of hands-on experience as a fellow. There is no bias in favor of any academic discipline, though they prefer that the fellow have a college degree as of September 2004.

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