Black Public Health Influencer Design Fellowship

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Are you an HBCU student? Gain the skills, tools, and training to become a Public Health Influencer and EARN UP TO $7,000!

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.

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

What Will You Do?

Apply to be a B-PHI Design Fellow and participate in trainings within various public health content areas, human-centered design, and social media advocacy. As a B-PHI Fellow, you will develop a marketing and communications strategy focusing on a sexual and reproductive health topic of your choice!

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

In Spring 2023, Fellows will showcase their projects at our annual B-PHI retreat before a panel of judges. Winning fellows will be offered a paid opportunity to continue collaborating with ETR for Summer 2023.  

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:

AJ King: or Sarah Han:

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The B-PHI Design Fellowship runs from October 2022-April 2023.

Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort have closed. Thanks for your interest!


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 twelve mandatory B-PHI trainings from October 2022-April 2023, 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 to purchase supplies or technology needed for their projects (e.g., Ring lights, design software, etc.)