AACAP Resident Scholar Fellowship

This fellowship includes a four-week elective experience for child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, or rising child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, to learn about and participate in the legislative goals of AACAP. Resident Scholars will work closely with staff in the Department of Government Affairs in Washington, DC, to analyze and interpret state and federal legislation, attend meetings in the offices of US Representatives and Senators, and attend legislative briefings and hearings in the US Capitol. Resident Scholars’ clinical experience and knowledge will be invaluable in evaluating legislation relating to child and adolescent mental health. This fellowship is ideal for a trainee interested in advocating for children’s mental health, learning more about mental health policy and legislation, and further understanding what is occurring in the political realm in both the state and national levels.

This fellowship requires the Resident Scholar to be in Washington, DC, for four weeks, and to secure his or her own housing. This is an unpaid position. If interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please submit a one-page statement of interest, updated CV, letter of recommendation from an AACAP member, and a letter of support from your program director. Please send these documents and any questions to govaffairs@aacap.org

Learn more about this program by reading the first-hand experiences of recent AACAP Resident Scholars published in AACAP News.