William A. Bailey Health and Behavior Congressional Fellowship
This fellowship was established jointly by APA and the American Psychological Foundation in 1995 to honor former APA staff member William A. Bailey for his tireless advocacy on behalf of psychological research, training and services related to HIV/AIDS. Applicants for this fellowship should have a background in health and behavior issues, including HIV/AIDS; health disparities; or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health issues. Fellows spend one year working on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee. Activities may involve drafting legislation, conducting oversight work, assisting with congressional hearings and events, and preparing briefs and speeches. Fellows also attend a two-week orientation program on congressional and executive branch operations, which provides guidance for the congressional placement process, and participate in a yearlong seminar series on science and public policy issues. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) administers these professional development activities for the APA fellows and for fellows sponsored by over two dozen other professional societies.
APA will sponsor up to one William A. Bailey Congressional Fellow for a one-year appointment beginning Sept. 1, 2015. The fellowship stipend ranges from $75,000 to $90,000, depending upon years of post-doctoral experience. In addition, APA provides reimbursement for health insurance coverage and a $3,750 stipend is available for professional development and relocation expenses during the fellowship year. Final selection of fellows will be made in early spring of 2015.
Applications must be complete no later than Jan. 9, 2015.
For more information, see the frequently asked questions about the APA Congressional Fellowship Program.
To apply, submit a completed online application form by Jan. 9. 2015.
A complete application must include the following:
A detailed curriculum vita providing information about educational background, professional employment and activities, professional publications and presentations, public policy and legislative experience, and committee and advisory group appointments (submitted electronically, with the online application form).
A statement of approximately 1,000 words addressing the applicant's interests in the fellowship, career goals, and what the applicant can contribute to and learn from the fellowship experience (submitted electronically, with the online application form).
Three letters of reference that specifically address the applicant's ability to serve successfully on Capitol Hill as a congressional fellow. Signed, hard-copy letters in sealed envelopes may be sent to the reference writers or by the applicant to the below address, and/or email versions of reference letters may be emailed by the reference writers directly from their email accounts. Mailed letters must be postmarked, and emailed letters received, by Jan. 9, 2015.
Letters of reference should be sent to:
Congressional Fellowship Program
Government Relations Office
Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First St. NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
For additional information, please contact Micah Haskell-Hoehl, Program Administrator, at (202) 336-5935 or visit the fellowship website.