The writing sample is an opportunity for candidates to present an authentic representation of themselves (interests, ability, and style) and give a sense of their potential ability to utilize their talents and skills in our organizational framework. An ideal sample would focus on a topic relevant to Healthy Minds’ work and be approximately five pages – longer is fine, but please do not submit anything over 10 pages. Much of our work is intended for a general audience (for example, policymakers, community leaders, and service providers), and we use APA style.
To get a better sense of the types of writing we do and our style/identity, we recommend candidates scan some of our previous work.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the fellowship and work culture of Healthy Minds, please contact our program director, Courtney Cullison.