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KING CHILD HEALTH FELLOWSHIP

Full-Time Position | Start date: May-June 2024 | Based in Nashville TN | $44,500 - $47,000

For over 28 years, we at the Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) have been standing with Tennessee families and helping them access basic necessities of life. We believe that all our neighbors have value and dignity, that all deserve the opportunity to thrive, and that our laws and public policy should reflect these shared values. Every day our courageous team works hard on behalf of and in partnership with Tennessee individuals, families, and communities.

Are you a recent college graduate looking for an opportunity?

We are offering a one-year, paid highly competitive fellowship that may include the ability to extend the fellowship an additional year.  The King Child Health Fellowship gives recent graduates a unique opportunity to help low-income Tennessee families access health care coverage and food security by interviewing and supporting clients, conferring with attorneys on cases, identifying systemic issues in need of change, building relationships with community organizations, researching and writing about policy solutions and providing technical assistance to partners. 

A typical week might look like this:

  • Working with clients to determine the nature of their legal issues and gathering demographic information and documents so the case can be reviewed by a TJC attorney. 

  • Maintaining a caseload of around 25 active cases at a time and working under the guidance of an attorney to help these clients to resolve their healthcare-related legal issues. 

  • Collecting stories of individual clients and community members that would like to share their story with our network via our website or social media, with the news media, with elected officials, and/or with funders to the organization. 

  • Researching and writing about health issues and healthcare policy through issue briefs, blogs, and other written materials. 

  • Connecting with partners that advocate for child and maternal health and supporting their work. 

  • Maintaining communication, education, and projects that engage our network in our policy and advocacy work. For example, drafting our Children’s Champion newsletter or presenting webinar trainings. 

  • Occasionally attend community outreach events. 

  • Other projects that align with TJC’s needs as well as the fellow’s interests and skills. 

 

This job is even a better fit if:

  • You have strong analytical, communication, writing, and critical thinking skills

  • You are empathetic with a good sense of humor

  • Flexibility, patience, dedication to getting the job done, creativity, and willingness to work as part of a team are also important qualities.

  • Prior experience working with people from different backgrounds, especially rural and low-income backgrounds, are desirable, but not essential.

  • Fluency in a foreign language, especially Spanish, is prized, but not a prerequisite.

  • Prior experience in a legal environment is welcomed, but not required. 

Why you would want to join us:

The Tennessee Justice Center offers amazing co-workers, competitive salary, and opportunities for professional growth. TJC offers health insurance benefits, accrued sick leave and vacation, and paid holidays. TJC is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter HEREApplications are due by April 15, 2024. 

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