Apply to Become a Fellow
Applicants should have:
A master's or doctoral degree in public health or an allied discipline at the time of appointment
Relevant work experience in public health or related field
Demonstrated interest in community service or community based research
- US citizenship or be a foreign national with US permanent resident status
The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship is committed to building and maintaining diversity. People of color, LGBTQ-identified individuals, and individuals interested in working in rural communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary: Competitive salary with health insurance and excellent salary-related benefits
Term of appointment: Two years, July 1 - June 30
Application Start: October 1, 2017.
Application Deadline: January 2nd, 2018 *The 2018 application period has closed. Please check back in fall 2018 for information about the next application cycle.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Three letters of Recommendation sent directly to program
- Official transcripts sent directly from undergraduate and graduate colleges
Email* materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*If electronic transcripts are not available, please have them mailed directly to Sweta Shrestha, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, 577 WARF, 610 Walnut St., Madison, WI 53726.
For further information, please contact:
Fellowship Program Manager
Fellowship Application FAQ
Q: When are applications due?
A: The 2018 application period has closed. Please check back in fall 2018 for information about the next application cycle.
Q: When will I know if I am selected?
A: Interviews are typically conducted in late February. Applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process by early March.
Q: How are Fellows selected?
A: Applications are initially scored by a review committee (consisting of program faculty). The second stage of the selection process is a telephone interview. Selection decisions are based on a number of factors including academic achievement, public health experience, fit between the Fellowship and the applicant’s expressed career goals, applicant’s interest in working in public health in Wisconsin and strength of applicant’s letters of recommendation.
Q: If I am selected for an interview, what is the interview format?
A: Interviews are conducted over the phone and are scheduled for 30 minutes with the application review committee (consisting of program faculty, Fellowship alumni and external partners). Applicants who are selected for an interview will receive additional instructions prior to the interview.
Q: How are Fellows placed in training sites?
A: We conduct a matching process that includes the following steps and concludes in a finalized placement by April:
- Informed by your background, learning objectives and career goals, the Fellowship works with local, state, and non-governmental organizations to identify appropriate placement opportunities.
- Fellows are offered potential placement sites to review and meetings are coordinated with the applicant and potential placement organization/s.
- Fellow and organization work with program faculty and staff to make a final decision about placements. Many Fellows have dual placements in, for example, half-time in each of a public health agency and a community-based organization.
- In almost all instances, Fellows are assigned to their training sites for two years. We expect Fellows to participate in the program for the complete two-year term.