The AMSA-PARTICIPANT Education and Advocacy Fellow (EAF) is a unique position for an AMSA medical student member to spend a year augmenting their formal medical training with the opportunity to delve deeply into critical issues related to physician mental health, well-being, trauma, and health equity. The EAF serves multiple roles at the American Medical Student Association while working closely with staff and national leaders to enhance educational programming and advocacy initiatives throughout the organization.
Candidates are not expected to have significant experience in areas such as teaching, curriculum design or grassroots organizing, but must be enthusiastic and motivated to learn in order to become a leader in these areas over the course of their fellowship. All candidates must be AMSA members.
In terms of the experiential education offered, the EAF will benefit from providing leadership and contributing to the strategic direction on a number of areas within the organization. The objectives of the fellowship include learning and refining the fellow’s skills in grassroots organizing, leadership development, strategic planning, and advocacy.
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Specific fellowship responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Application deadline: March 27, 2022
Duration: One year from May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023
By applying for the position, the applicant asserts the willingness to perform the duties above and any other duties assigned that may be required to further the success of AMSA throughout the year. Examples include: supporting the team in membership recruitment, outreach to chapters and members for various reasons, support in our communications efforts, and other requests made by AMSA’s National President, AMSA Foundation’s Chair, and Chief Executive Officer. The applicant also asserts that they are willing and capable of working in the United States. While this position is almost entirely remote, it will require relocating to the DC, Virginia, Maryland area or traveling for meetings and events when advocacy resumes in-person in DC.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
AMSA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. Celebrating the value of diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds, AMSA strongly encourages members of historically marginalized communities and individuals who have been negatively impacted by structural and systemic barriers to apply. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any basis prohibited by applicable law.
To apply, complete the brief application form and upload:
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The fellowship for the 2022-2023 leadership year will be sponsored by Participant.
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