Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fellowship Opportunity! Safe States Injury and Violence Prevention Policy Fellowship Program

Now Accepting Applications

for the 2019 Safe States

IVP Policy Fellowship Program

Safe States is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Injury and Violence Prevention Policy Fellowship Program, a one-year virtual program designed to strengthen and expand injury and violence prevention policy leadership at the local, state, and federal levels. The purpose of the Policy Fellowship Program is to support the implementation of Safe States Alliance’s strategic map by engaging members and supporting advocacy and policy making. Program participants will receive extensive training, technical assistance, and peer-based support aimed to increase skills and self-confidence to educate policymakers at the local, state, and national levels in support injury and violence prevention.

Fellowship Benefits

  • Intensive policy training and technical assistance
  • New connections and broadened networks within the Safe States membership and with local, state, and federal policymakers
  • National recognition as a Safe States Alliance Policy Fellow
  • Opportunities for professional development through new experiences, skills, and networking
  • Travel support to attend the Safe States Alliance Annual Meeting and annual Hill Day

Fellowship Requirements

  • Attend the Safe States Annual Meeting (travel support provided)
  • Participate in Safe States’ Policy Committee calls and meetings
  • Attend bimonthly Policy Fellow conference calls and educational webinars
  • Meet with elected officials in-state during legislative recesses and during the Safe States annual Hill Day in Washington, DC (travel support provided)
  • Disseminate legislative alerts to in-state partners and stakeholders
  • Send communications to elected officials during select intervals of the legislative process
  • Actively participate in the Safe States Grassroots Action Inspiration Network Facebook Group

Key Dates

Applications OpenMay 22
Applications DueJune 29
Notification of Application StatusJuly 13
IVP Public Policy 101 Workshop/Kickoff Meeting: September 5, 2018 (Charleston, South Carolina)

Policy fellows will be recognized at the Safe States Alliance Annual Meeting in September 2018. In addition, all fellows will be eligible to join the Safe States Policy Fellows Alumni Association at the completion of the fellowship.

We encourage all interested members to apply. Approximately six fellows will be chosen each year. If you have questions, please contact Paul Bonta, Safe States Director of Government Relations.

What value have current Policy Fellows found in the program?
According to Ann Fondario, "participating in the Safe States Policy Fellowship Program demonstrated the significant impact policy has on public health efforts. It provided me the opportunity to critically think about our legislative priority areas and how to effectively educate and communicate with legislators, both at the state and national level, to recognize our program as a resource and key stakeholder in the policy development process."                                                                              
Safe States 2018 Policy Fellows and staff attending 
Safe States annual Hill Day.

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