Public Health Post Fellowship


Public Health Post (PHP) informs and inflects the broader conversation on health. Every day we feature new articles about the state of the health of the population. We invite policymakers, journalists, academics, and practitioners to share their work in ways that can influence policy on a local, national, and global scale.

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 PHP Fellow 2020-2021:

  • research and write powerful stories on population health and social justice
  • profile leaders in health
  • develop a portfolio of 40+ publications
  • share your work with PHP’s audience of 25,000+ readers
  • drive the national dialogue on public health issues
  • participate in a startup culture with a diverse team of writers and editors


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 Nicholas Diamond, Managing Editor, at

  • resume
  • cover letter
  • 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

Bring your questions and meet this year’s PHP Fellows and editors over refreshments. Date and location TBD in Fall 2019.


Email Nicholas Diamond at

Application deadline:

October 21, 2019

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