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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.


HIV 360° Fellowship Program

HIV 360 Fellowship Program

Overview

Made possible with support from the Elton John AIDS Foundation, HIV 360° is a capacity-building fellowship program for young, nonprofit leaders ready to take HIV-inclusive organizations and initiatives to the next level. Through this program, we'll invest in advocates who are critical to ending this epidemic. We're looking for people – under the age of 35 – playing leadership roles in community-based organizations and initiatives focused on the communities hit hardest by HIV. Ultimately, we want the HIV 360° Fellowship Program to be a transformative experience – for our fellows, their organizations, and the communities they serve. Click here to see the 2016 cohort of HIV 360° Fellows.

Eligibility

We're looking for people under the age of 35 playing leadership roles in community-based organizations and initiatives focused on the communities hit hardest by HIV. You must:

  • Be in a leadership position at a 501(c)(3) community-based organization or part of an initiative that has a formal, written relationship with a 501(c)(3) fiscal agent
  • Be part of an organization that provides HIV-related services and/or engages in HIV-related advocacy OR be part of an HIV-focused initiative within a broader service or advocacy organization (e.g. racial justice, trans justice, anti-poverty)
  • Be willing and able to participate in various online and in-person trainings. In-person trainings will require travel to Washington, D.C.
  • Be willing and able to carry out a grant-funded community service project that incorporates evidence-informed, HIV prevention strategies and activities
  • Be willing and able to serve as a community advisor to HRC's HIV Prevention & Health Equity Project

Nomination/Application Process

The application for the 2016 cohort is now closed. Click here to see the 2016 cohort of HIV 360° Fellows.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the HRCF 360° Fellowship Program?
Made possible with support from the Elton John AIDS Foundation, HIV 360° is a capacity-building fellowship for young nonprofit leaders ready to take HIV-inclusive organizations and initiatives to the next level.

Who is eligible?
We're looking for people under the age of 35 playing leadership roles in community-based organizations and initiatives focused on the communities hit hardest by HIV. You must:

  • Be in a leadership position at a 501(c)(3) community-based organization or part of an initiative that has a formal, written relationship with a 501(c)(3) fiscal agent
  • Be part of an organization that provides HIV-related services and/or engages in HIV-related advocacy directly OR indirectly as part of a broader service or advocacy organization focused on racial justice, trans justice, economic justice, etc.
  • Be willing and able to participate in various online and in-person trainings. In-person trainings will require travel to Washington, D.C.
  • Be willing and able to carry out grant-funded community service projects that incoroprate evidence-informed, HIV prevention strategies and activities
  • Be willing and able to serve as a community advisor to HRC's HIV Prevention & Health Equity Project

What does the fellowship entail?
Over the course of nine months, HIV 360° fellows will receive leadership and organizational development training, individualized coaching and technical assistance, financial support for an HIV prevention community service project, personal stipends, and opportunities for strategic partnership and collaboration.

How many fellows are you looking for?
We plan to select 8-to-10 HIV 360° fellows. Click here to see the 2016 cohort of HIV 360° Fellows.

What is the application and selection process like?
People may be nominated to participate by another person or may nominate themselves and directly apply. All applicants and nominees must complete an online application form. A selection committee will review the applications and invite some candidates to participate in one or more interviews. We will extend offers and eventually announce our inaugural class of HIV 360° fellows in April 2016.

What are you looking for in an HIV 360° fellow?
HIV 360° fellows are smart, passionate individuals with a proven track record of leadership, compassion, and success. HIV 360° fellows will be committed to social justice and familiar with the current realities of HIV prevention, treatment, and care, especially among LGBTQ communities. They're eager to learn more about themselves and others – all in hopes of bringing about an end to the epidemic.

Does my organization need to have its own 501(c)(3) status?
No. Your organization can have its own 501(c)(3) status OR have a formal, written relationship with a 501(c)(3) fiscal agent.

The Human Rights Campaign is an LGBTQ rights organization. Do I need to be LGBTQ-identified? Does my organization need to work with LGBTQ people?
No, you do not need to be LGBTQ-identified and your organization does not have to exclusively work with LGBTQ people. We are committed to supporting individuals, organizations and initiatives that work with the communities most heavily impacted by HIV, including gay and bisexual men, transgender women, young people, communities of color, and people living in the American South.

How is this program different from other leadership development programs that may exist?
The HIV 360° Fellowship Program is meant to complement existing capacity-building and leadership development programs, while also providing some unique benefits (e.g. up to $10,000 in financial support). While individual leadership development is certainly part of our program, we plan to focus as much on the "nuts and bolts" of successful nonprofit management and program implementation.

How will this program help bring about an end to the HIV epidemic?
HRC's work is guided by the mission and vision of the updated National HIV & AIDS Strategy. We share the President's goals of reducing HIV transmissions rates and HIV-related disparities in communities at greatest risk for contracting HIV. To end that, the HIV 360° Fellowship Program has been designed to help community-based organizations and initiatives with community mobilization efforts and HIV prevention service delivery, both of which are important steps toward reducing rates of transmission and HIV-related health disparities among key populations.

Important Dates

  • Application Closes: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. EST
  • Informational Webinar/Conference Call: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EST (If you were unable to participate, please see below.)

Informational Webinar/Conference Call

Unable to participate in the informational webinar/conference call? You can watch and review all of the the information here. We encourage potential applicants to view our informational webinar/conference call.

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