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AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellowship

This is a not a Stanford fellowship. It is included in a database of paid fellowship, internship and service program opportunities offered by external organizations as a resource for all college and university students. A FISP listing does not mean that Haas Center staff have direct experience with or professionally endorse the program.

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The Medical Student Section (MSS) Government Relations Advocacy Fellow (GRAF) has the opportunity to be a full-time paid member of the AMA's federal advocacy team for 1 year. The position is based in Washington, D.C., and requires that the student take off 1 year from medical school. The fellow reports to the AMA's Director of the Division of Legislative Counsel.

A key goal of the fellowship is to educate medical student, resident and young physician AMA members about issues in public health and health policy in order to encourage activism and leadership in local communities. Examples of duties and assignments for the Fellow include:
  • Research and analyze current issues in health and medical education policy.
  • Travel to medical schools around the U.S. to engage membership and develop leaders.
  • Attend briefings and networking events both alone and alongside AMA staff to represent the organization.
  • Plan and organize the annual Medical Student Advocacy and Region Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Work closely with other MSS committees on national campaigns, such as SaveGME Week.
  • Meet and work with leaders in health care policy and advocacy to implement the AMA's action plan on key issues.
  • Speak to medical students and resident physicians to inform them about public health and policy issues.
  • Help the MSS develop and communicate its policy agenda.
  • Provide regular legislative updates to MSS leadership and the MSS assembly.
  • Develop talking points, letters, educational presentations and other advocacy documents.



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American Medical Association
Washington DC
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Open to: 
Graduate students
1 year program