Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fellowship Opportunity

The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Long before there was The Jersey Shore, The Hills, or The Bad Girls Club, there was The Real World.  MTV's The Real World is said to have opened the doors for every other reality show that picks strangers to live in a house together and capture what happens on tape.

I was glued to Season 3 of the Real World which was filmed in San Fransico. Like many others, I had the pleasure of getting to know and love Pedro Zamora. Pedro won the hearts of his housemates--well most of them, save the unpredictable Puck-- and the world all while fighting for his life.

As a person living with AIDS, Pedro fought tirelessly to educate young people about the disease. Pedro Zamora died on November 11, 1994 at just 22 years old.

AIDS United has created this fellowship opportunity located in Washington, D.C. to honor Pedro's life and his fight. This is a paid opportunity, and anyone over 18 can apply. There is no age maximum.

So if your dream has always been to help put an end to this terrible disease, this may be the opportunity for you. Click the link at the top for more information, or pass it along if you know of someone who would love to apply. KP


  1. This is such an inspirational fellowship opportunity. The AIDS walk in NY takes place May 15th. I walked it a few years ago with a friend, represtenting the Viacom (MTV) employees (her employer).-Rose

  2. I think that is so great that you did the walk! Will you do it again this year?