Public Health Boot Camp: Fostering Future HIV Community Leaders
An Intensive Public Health Training

Information, Instructions, and Forms

Applicant Selection Process:
Applications will be reviewed by staff and faculty at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and the Institute of Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Applications will then be evaluated by a selection committee. The most qualified candidates will be invited to interview for final selection. Formal offers will be made shortly after interviews are completed.

Once selected, applicants will be provided with specific information about the program agenda, logistics, and other details and required to confirm their enrollment in the program by submitting a non-refundable fee of $300—which is the full cost of the program for accepted applicants—by Friday June 8th, 2018.

Criteria for evaluation include: (a) past and current work experience in HIV/AIDS, (b) the ability to actively participate in an academically rigorous program (c) the ability to apply learning to HIV/AIDS programs, (c) the ability to facilitate learning to peers and/or community members, and (e) demonstrated leadership potential. Due to the anticipated number of applications received, program organizers will not be able to provide specific feedback to applicants who are not accepted.

Application information will be used solely for the selection of intensive training candidates and will be disclosed only to members of the selection committee responsible for program administration. Aggregated data based on the application materials may be used in management reports designed to evaluate the direction and progress of the program. The AIDS Foundation of Chicago and the Institute of Public Health and Medicine reserve the right to print and disseminate the names and photographs of program participants for use in program marketing.

Equal Opportunity
All applicants will be considered on merit and without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, and physical ability. Applicants are encouraged to complete the optional information form included with the application. This information is requested to measure the program’s efficacy in reaching and recruiting a diverse population and will not be considered part of the application itself.

Prior to completing the application, please ensure that you fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

• You are a mid-level professional with direct oversight of HIV prevention or care activities and possess a minimum of 2- years work experience in HIV/AIDS services.

• You have the ability to actively participate in an academically rigorous training program.

• You have the ability to apply what you learn in the training program to a specific HIV community and/or agency endeavor.

• You do not possess any formal or advanced training (MPH or PhD) in public health.

• You are able to participate for the full week of July 8th – July 12th, 2018 without  exception.

• You agree to accept lodging at the Hampton Inn, 160 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611 for the duration of the program.

• You are willing to obtain two completed recommendation forms and one organizational support form.

You are able to participate in the required, 30-minute telephone interview on Monday May 14th, 2018 .

If accepted, you will also be required to submit the non-refundable $300 enrollment fee.