Announcing Summer Fellowships for Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program

Uniting research, analysis, and advocacy to change the world!

We are currently accepting applications for the Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program to honor the life and work of Lisa Devereux Kernan. Fellowships will be provided in the summer 2010 to two outstanding students with a demonstrated commitment to social justice.   Due date for application: May 3, 2010.

The Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program will provide learning opportunities and support for  undergraduate and graduate level students who are dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the United States and globally.

Fellows will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how health, economic and/or trade policies affect the health of individuals in our communities, for example, access to affordable life-saving medicines for people living with HIV-AIDS.  Through their work, Fellows will also gain new understanding about how their research can directly inform key-decision makers in the U.S. to create safeguards and change policy to protect our health and promote social justice.

Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows will participate in a four week Program in Summer 2010 that will involve work on a CPATH Trade and Health or EQUAL Health Care project, Fellowship mentoring, and graduate level instruction. Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 for the Program.  Eligibility: Open to college Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students.

The Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program will be coordinated by the Center for Policy Analysis, the nonprofit research, education, and advocacy center dedicated to protecting and improving health, promoting social justice, and sustaining access to health care and other vital human services. It is located in the Presidio, in San Francisco, California. Fellows will work directly on projects of the Center for Policy Analysis, and may participate in conducting workshops and briefings with advocacy groups, health professionals, and legislators.

Examples of projects on which Kernan Fellows may work include the:

  • Gender, Justice, and Trade Project Report: examining access to essential medicines for Guatemalan women and families since the passage of the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement.
  • EQUAL Health Care – A project bringing a strong public voice for implementation of national health care reform.
  • Global Health and Tobacco Control Project.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must complete the application – click on this link – and submit the completed application with 1-2 letters of reference by May 3 to:

Lisa Kernan, Social Justice Fellows Program by email to: (subject: Lisa Kernan Social Justice Fellows Program) or by Fax to: 415-885-4091 by May 3, 2010.