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Commissioner's Fellowship in Public Health

Overview:

The Commissioner’s Fellowship in Public Health is conceptually modeled after post graduate medical education with the intent of providing recent graduates an opportunity for practical high level experiential learning in place of or prior to additional academic institutional work leading to a terminal degree.

The Fellowship has two underlying goals:

  • Address emerging needs of public health in the areas of health policy and primary prevention while providing: leadership, professional opportunities, and practical experience to recent graduates that will serve as a foundation for a career in public health
  • Strengthen the relationship between academia and public health practice

Fellows will be selected for a one (1) year term with the possibility of renewal for one (1) additional year. Selected fellows will be located in Nashville, and their home office will be determined by their interest area.  Each fellow will participate in topical rotations which will be selected based on personal interests and career goals. During the rotations the fellow’s time will be divided between their designated rotation and their primary home (Office of Health Policy or Office of Primary Prevention).

For more information, please see below links.

Health Policy Commissioner's Fellow Job Description

Family Health and Wellness Commissioner's Fellow Job Description


Compensation:

Each fellow will receive a base salary of $35,000 with state of Tennessee benefits.


Eligibility:

Graduation from an accredited Bachelor’s or Master’s program in public health or health related field within the last twelve (12) months.


How to Apply:

Commissioner Fellowship applications are now being accepted. Please complete and submit the below application materials to internships.health@tn.gov by Friday, April 5, 2019. Please indicate Commissioner’s Fellowship in the subject line.

Application materials will include the following:

  • Essay (1500 words maximum) outlining interests, strengths, and qualifications. Applicants should also be able to articulate how this fellowship will benefit their long-term career plans in public health.
  • Current Résumé or CV
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation

Please note that requested materials must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered. Each application will be reviewed based on the criteria outlined below. Top scoring applicants will be asked to interview with appropriate staff members. Selected fellows must have completed their degree prior to the start date of the fellowship (approximately June 11th).

Evaluation Criteria
Maximum Points
Quality of Essay
40
Qualifications
25
Previous Experience
25
Recommendations
10

  
All applications and questions should be directed to: