Hispanic Leadership Development Fellowship Program


Start your public service career in public health working in Washington, D.C.!

Application Deadline EXTENDED: April 15, 2022

The Hispanic Leadership Development Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), is offering graduate students and recent graduates a paid one-year leadership fellowship to accelerate their careers within HHS and the federal sector.


Program Highlights

  • Work on-site at the HHS office in Washington, D.C. with at least two rotations at different agencies within HHS 
  • One-year fellowship: June 6, 2022-June 5, 2023
  • Monthly stipend.
  • Covered by program:
    • Domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, D.C.
    • Health insurance
    • Housing with utilities (covered by the program)
  • Friday learning experience, which includes didactic lectures and webinars
  • Mentorship and leadership development
  • 10 fellows will be chosen



  • Current graduate student OR graduate degree awarded within two years of program start date
  • U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Interest in federal public service career at HHS agencies or offices
  • Experience working with underserved communities for health equity
  • Documented leadership experience
  • Commitment to serving Hispanic communities
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

How to Apply

  • Application components:
    • Resume or CV
    • Personal statement about your interest in working at HHS and on health equity, health disparities, and/or social determinants of health for Hispanic populations
    • Letter of Recommendation
  • Application deadline EXTENDED: April 15, 2022
  • Apply here!


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This program is supported by the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (H.H.S.) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $750,000 with 100 percent funded by the Office of Minority Health/OASH/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by the Office of Minority Health/OASH/HHS, or the U.S. Government.