CPGC Application Deadline: Post-Bac Fellowship in Hyderabad, India. August 2014-July 2015. International Public Health: HIV/AIDS AdvocacyCPGC Application Deadline: Post-Bac Fellowship in Hyderabad, India. August 2014-July 2015. International Public Health: HIV/AIDS Advocacyhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/2600172014-02-162014-02-16
February 16, 12:00AM–12:00AM
The CPGC is pleased to announce the 2014-15 international public health fellowship in partnership with SAATHII (Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Infection in India).
SAATHII (Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Infection in India) approaches the burgeoning HIV crisis in India “with responses rooted in science and human rights; that directly engage with affected communities; and that address issues of marginalization based on gender, sexuality and other factors influencing equitable access to quality care.” With offices in 13 states across India, SAATHII seeks to address the 2.4 million cases of HIV/AIDS in India through collaboration among multiple stakeholders, including government, private, and civil society sectors. For more information, visit their website at: www.saathii.org
About the Post-Bac Fellowship
The Fellow will be based out of SAATHII’s Hyderabad office, in the midst of one of the most rapidly-growing cities in India. The capital of Andhra Pradesh, a state with one of India’s highest HIV-prevalency rates, SAATHII’s Hyderabad office was founded in September 2005.
SAATHII’s Hyderabad staff oversee programs focusing on training and technical assistance for organizations implementing Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Care and Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, and need-based technical assistance to local government and civil society sectors. As the office is an English-language workplace and most Hyderabadi speak Telugu and Urdu, knowledge of Hindi is not required for Fellows. However, the CPGC encourages the accepted Fellow to pursue language –learning opportunities before arriving in Hyderabad.
The Fellow will have a varied set of expectations. A Haverford alumna who worked with SAATHII co-authored reports, worked with case workers to publish new health findings, collaborated with local community-based organizations to bring a public health angle to their work, and helped organize Hyderabad’s first LGBTQ Pride Festival. The Fellow is required to spend 8 hours (or one working day) per week on projects that deepen connections between Haverford’s campus and some aspect of SAATHII’s work. These projects could range from working with the Pre-Health Club at Haverford, connecting LGBTQ advocacy efforts in Hyderabad to those in the greater Philadelphia area,
· The Fellow will receive a monthly stipend of $415 to cover the costs of housing, food, utilities, local transportation, and phone/internet. This will count as taxable income on your US tax return.
· Haverford College will provide international health and emergency evacuation insurance through ACE.
· Haverford College will provide two round-trip tickets to Hyderabad, and will cover US-based transportation to Haverford College from the Fellow’s hometown for orientation. For insurance reasons, the Fellow will need to return to the US after 180 days in India.
· Haverford College will provide a completion bonus of $2,000 upon the Fellow’s return to the US
Post-Bac fellowship applications are available through Career Connect.
Applications due: February 16, 2014.
Interviews and final decisions: by Spring Break 2014.
Strong applicants will possess:
· Previous work experience in an international and/or resource-poor setting
· Coursework in public health, international relations, or another related field at the heart of this Fellowship
· Strong writing skills; in particular, interest in writing and editing technical and annual reports, grants, etc.
· Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research and analysis
· Skills related to strategy development and/or fundraising
The CPGC and SAATHII will collaborate in the candidate evaluation and selection process. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact CPGC International Programs Coordinator Chloe Tucker (email@example.com) and former SAATHII volunteer Zoe Becker HC ’12 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
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