The Borchard Fellowship in Law & Aging

POSITION: Borchard Fellowship in Law & Aging

ORGANIZATION: Florida Health Justice Project


COMPENSATION: $ 50,000 plus benefits

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 27, 2019 

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and two references to Miriam Harmatz. 


The Florida Health Justice Project (FHJP) works to improve access to health care and health outcomes for vulnerable Floridians. Given Florida’s elderly demographic, we prioritize advocacy related to low–income elderly. While the organization is relatively new, our team has significant experience and expertise in publicly funded state and local health programs, effective advocacy skills and well-established networks with national health policy experts, as well as with local advocates and providers.


FHJP is interviewing for a candidate to apply for a one-year, full-time Borchard Fellowship. For more information on the fellowship go to the website.

The deadline to submit materials to FHJP for consideration as a Borchard Fellow is March 27, 2019. FHJP’s selection of a candidate to apply for the Borchard Fellowship is not an offer or guarantee of employment. If the Borchard Foundation awards the FHJP candidate a fellowship, she or he will work on a project that helps identify and address barriers to medically necessary services for frail and disabled South Florida residents.


  • The candidate needs to be eligible for a Borchard Fellowship. If the candidate is not a member of the Florida bar, the candidate is expected to sit for the Florida Bar Exam in July of 2019.
  • Strong research and analytical skills applied to individual cases and underlying systemic issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interview individuals, which includes, but is not limited to: instilling trust in those being interviewed, active listening, and documenting conversations accurately.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with cross-sector stakeholders.
  • Excellent work ethic and integrity.
  • Demonstrated time management skills, including an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent computer and social media skills.
  • Possess a valid Florida Driver’s License and car or the ability to travel in and around Miami-Dade County, Florida for interviews, meetings, and other events.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is strongly desired.