Black Public Health Influencer Design Fellowship

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Are you an HBCU student?

Check out this paid opportunity to gain the skills, tools, and training to become a Public Health Influencer!

What is B-PHI?

The Black Public Health Influencer Design Fellowship (B-PHI) provides an opportunity for Black-led voices to educate and disseminate sexual health information to the public, utilizing social media as a tool.

As a B-PHI Design Fellow, participants will get the opportunity to engage in trainings within various public health content areas, human-centered design, and social media advocacy. Fellows will also each develop their own marketing and communications strategy focusing on a sexual and reproductive health topic of their choice!

The B-PHI Fellowship will support you with materials, funds, and mentorship. In addition, each fellow will be eligible to earn up to $7,000 and have access to funds for tools, materials, and software to support their media strategies.

Fellows will showcase their projects at our annual B-PHI retreat before a panel of influential public health professionals. At the conclusion of the project, two fellows will be offered a paid opportunity to continue collaborating with ETR.

Why B-PHI?

Black representation and voices in public health are essential in advancing health outcomes for African-Americans. Historical trauma and misinformation around healthcare has hindered many African-Americans from seeking and understanding important information regarding sexual health and resources.

B-PHI is a ViiV Healthcare-funded project by ETR that seeks to collaborate with HBCU students to develop and implement public health strategies via social media, with the goal of educating and empowering communities.

If you have any questions, please contact:

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The B-PHI Design Fellowship runs from October 2023 - April 2024 

Applications for the 2023-2024 cohort have closed. Thanks for your interest!
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Ready to influence?

Eligibility Requirements  

  • Currently attending an accredited Historically Black College and University (HBCU) 
  • Students of African American/African descent 
  • LGBTQI and gender nonconforming students are strongly encouraged to apply

Participation Requirements 

  • Fellows are expected to attend 14 mandatory B-PHI trainings from October 2023-April 2024, meetings with their mentors, and the annual retreat.
  • All meetings except for the annual retreat will be virtual. ETR will cover all travel and lodging costs associated with attending the annual retreat.
  • Fellows will be tasked with posting engaging informational content regularly on social media platforms to meet their project requirements.

Participation Compensation

  • Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of $1,000 USD a month, for a total of $7,000 (based on attendance and participation).
  • In addition to the stipend, students will receive additional funds ($1000) to purchase supplies or technology needed for their projects (e.g., Ring lights, design software, etc.)

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