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Boston University School of Public Health students are an integral part of Public Health Post, the online population health magazine with more than 325,000 page views, 7,500+ social media followers and a weekly newsletter that reaches almost 15,000 people. Learn more about PHP in this one-minute video.
About two-thirds of PHP’s content is written by paid student writing fellows. Each year a handful of standout MPH students are selected to spend a year cultivating the craft of public health writing under the direction of editors Jennifer Beard, Michael Stein, and Teresa Wood Kett.
Weekly writing workshops and editorial meetings, monthly individual check-ins, and group social opportunities form the basis for the fellowship’s supportive and collaborative culture. Fellows pitch research and databyte post ideas based on journal articles. They interview public health leaders to create fascinating profiles, and explore their own ideas in viewpoints.
PHP fellows don’t need a writing background, just a desire to establish a regular writing practice, willingness to learn PHP’s unique style, and ambition to grow as a public health communicator.
The 2023 fellowship runs from February 1, 2023 until January 31, 2024.
The application for the paid yearlong writing apprenticeship is here. Candidates will submit a personal statement, resume, and respond to several writing prompts.
Deadline: Oct. 20, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Eligibility: 2023 fellowship candidates are MPH students at the Boston University School of Public Health, and must not graduate before January 2024. Candidates are usually first-year MPH students.
Typically four fellows are selected.
Several fellowship information sessions will be held in October. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the in-person session. This is a candidate’s opportunity to make a memorable first impression to go along with their application! The virtual information sessions are available for those who cannot attend the in-person session, and for additional questions. Applicants are not required to attend information sessions, but may attend all three if desired.
- Oct. 4, 2022, 1 – 1:45 p.m., Evans EB43, RSVP requested (not required) to email@example.com Snacks and coffee will be served!
- Oct. 13, 1-2 p.m.
- Oct. 17, 5-6 p.m.
Fellows receive a $12,000 stipend, distributed weekly during the fellowship. They work approximately 15 hours weekly. Work includes researching new ideas, pitching posts, writing, editing, rewriting, posting to social media, attending (and eventually facilitating!) weekly writing workshops, participating in editorial meetings, and other fellowship duties.
Read more about the 2022 fellows on our About Us page. Past fellows have gone on to roles in policy, research, health communication, higher education, and more.