Policy Fellow

Location: Washington, DC (remote)

Start Date: TBD

To Apply:

Please send a letter of interest and resume to info@whattoexpectproject.org
with “Policy Fellow” in the email subject line.

No phone calls please.

Established in 1997, the What to Expect Project (WTEP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering moms in need, in the U.S. and around the world, so they can expect healthier pregnancies, safer deliveries, healthier babies and healthier futures.

WTEP focuses on ensuring that moms survive one of life’s most challenging experiences, as well as ensuring that they thrive – during pregnancy, during childbirth and for a lifetime. Our whole-mom, whole-family, whole-community approach supports the world’s most vulnerable moms before, during, after pregnancy and beyond.

‍We employ the latest evidence-based strategies in the fields of health, education and communication to educate and train health care providers to deliver effective health messaging and provide them with the tools and training to overcome barriers to implementing and delivering messaging and care. For more information, please visit www.whattoexpectproject.org.

‍The What To Expect Project seeks a dynamic fellow with an interest in domestic and global health policy to support the activities of the organization. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Director of Policy & Strategy and other staff, as assigned. It requires approximately 20-25 hours per week and is a year-long assignment.

‍Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Joining and reporting on congressional briefings, hearings, and related events
  • Representing WTEP at events and meetings related to domestic and global health, and reporting on proceedings
  • Monitoring introduction of and action on congressional legislation and federal regulations related to maternal health (domestic & international)
  • Researching and analyzing U.S. and global health policies
  • Assisting during the development & implementation of various maternal health initiatives
  • Preparing content information for website
  • Contributing to the drafting of a variety of materials
  • Conduct some administrative functions, as assigned


‍The successful candidate will have excellent writing, analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills, and an ability and willingness to perform a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines. The candidate should be motivated to take initiative, be self-starting and solutions-oriented, a strong team player, with a detail-oriented approach, ability to work independently and remotely with a high degree of productivity, and to see tasks through to completion. The candidate must have an interest in both domestic and global health policy and should be willing to work at least 20-25 hours per week. A bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Political Science, International Studies, Communications, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.