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Apply for an Urban Health Policy Fellowship

The Department of Public Health offers paid two-year fellowships in urban health policy. Two positions are available each year.

As a fellow, you’ll:

  • Participate in projects that help the department:
    • Address critical health issues.
    • Engage with stakeholders.
    • Develop policy solutions.
    • Recruit community and partner support.
    • Implement policies.
  • Get on-the-job training in public health policy development.
  • Gain experience by working with different divisions.
  • Attend senior management meetings.
  • Take part in sessions with public health experts.


This program is for applicants who have recently completed their undergraduate education. To be eligible, you must:

  • Have completed your bachelor’s degree in the past two years, or plan to complete it by July 1.
  • Have majored in public health, global health, or community health.

You’re not eligible if you have an advanced degree in public health.

We particularly encourage Philadelphia residents to apply.

2024 fellowship details

The 2024 fellowship will begin in July 2024 and continue through June 2026. Applications are due on March 1.

Fellows will receive an annual salary of $40,000. Fellows also receive a comprehensive benefits package. This includes health insurance, paid time off, and other benefits.

How to apply

To apply, gather the following:

  • A cover letter describing your in the fellowship.
  • A resume including your education, work experience, and skills with data analysis.
  • A 3–5 page writing sample.
  • An undergraduate transcript.
  • Two references, including:
    • One from a faculty member.
    • One from a work or internship supervisor.

Submit your application materials to by March 1, 2024.

Department of Public Health staff will interview finalists.