Public Health Post Fellowship


Public Health Post Fellowship

Public Health Post is an online forum that reaches out to policymakers, journalists, scholars, and students. We catalyze conversation on population health and health policy at a local, national, and global scale through good writing and social media.

Who should apply?

Students passionate about public health communication, journalism, social media, and change-making should apply for our fellowship.

What you will do as a fellow

PHP fellows translate data and research to communicate critical issues in public health and social justice. As part of high-functioning team, your primary responsibilities are to research and write content for PHP’s website and newsletters, and create social media conversation on PHP’s Twitter, FacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn. You will interview health leaders, travel to conferences, and participate in the Public Health Post start-up culture.


Fellows will receive a $12,000 stipend for their year of participation.


You must be a Boston University student currently enrolled in a Masters program.

Application requirements

Email the following to Melissa Davenport, Managing Editor, at

  • Cover letter
  • Your resume
  • Writing sample 1: write a paragraph analyzing one article from the Public Health Post site, describing the strengths and weaknesses of the article, and how you might improve it
  • Writing sample 2: choose an original research study from any academic public health journal and summarize its importance in two sentences (include a link to the journal article)

Fellowship Info reception

Join us at our drop-in info session on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:00-6:00 pm, in Talbot 332W. Bring your questions, meet and chat with this year’s PHP fellows and editors. Refreshments will be served!


Email Melissa Davenport at!

Application deadline:

Monday, October 15, 2018, 12 midnight EST 

The deadline for the 2018 Public Health Post Fellowship has passed. The next PHP fellowship deadline will be in October 2019. The date will be announced in early September 2019. Thank you to everyone who applied!