Applications for the 2015-2016 fellowship are now closed.  

Below is the text that appeared on the fellowship application. For more information about the fellowship, check out our FAQs page. 

Part 1:  General Application

You should be prepared to verify upon request that all information you provide in your application is true and accurate. 

Personal Information

  • First Name:
  • Surname/Last Name:
  • Email Address:
  • Phone Number:
  • Skype Name:

Mailing Address:

  • Street:
  • City:
  • State/Region:
  • Zip/Postal Code:
  • Country:
  • Birth Date:
  • Gender:

Citizenship Status: Please select the country/ies in which you are a citizen or permanent resident

  • Burundi
  • Malawi
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
  • United States
  • Zambia
  • Other

How did you hear about Global Health Corps?
Global Health Corps’ mission is to build a movement for global health equity, and the ability to reach as many people as possible is a key part of that mission. Our recruiting and outreach efforts rely heavily on the information that applicants provide about where they heard about us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to fill out this section in as much detail as possible!

  • From a friend
  • From current GHC staff, fellow or alumni
  • From a professor, career advisor or university staff
  • Email from a university-related email list/group
  • Email from a non-university email list
  • Information session, conference or career fair
  • From a professional group, scholar group or other fellowship group
  • From your past or current employer
  • From a website or blog
  • Newspaper posting/advertisement
  • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, etc)
  • Other

Which one of these was the first way that you heard about Global Health Corps?

Have you previously applied to GHC? Your answer to this question will NOT affect your candidacy; many of our current fellows applied in prior years before being selected.


List the language(s) you speak, and corresponding level(s) of proficiency:

Proficiency levels:

  • Basic Proficiency (able to satisfy routine survival needs and minimum courtesy requirements)
  • Limited working proficiency (can handle confidently, but not easily, most social situations and casual conversations, but would need help handling complications or difficulties)
  • Professional working proficiency (able to participate effectively in formal and informal conversations on practical, social, and professional topics)
  • Advanced/Full Professional Proficiency (able to use the language fluently and accurately for all professional needs. Can understand and participate in conversations with fluency and precision of vocabulary)
  • Fluent/Native Speaker


  • Bemba
  • Chichewa
  • Chiyao
  • English
  • French
  • Ganda
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kirundi
  • Luganda
  • Nyaja
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Tonga
  • Other


Educational degree(s) attained/expected as of July 15, 2015:

  • 4-Year College/University Degree (BA, BS)
  • MPH
  • MPA
  • Other Master’s Degree
  • MBA
  • MD
  • JD
  • Other Professional Degree
  • Doctoral Degree

Are you currently enrolled as a student?

Undergraduate Education:

  • School Name:
  • Graduation Year:
  • Degree Type:
  • Focus of Study or Major:
  • GPA/ Grading Scale:


Graduate Education (If Applicable):

  • School Name:
  • Graduation Year:
  • Degree Type:
  • Focus of Study or Major:
  • GPA/Grading Scale:

Additional Graduate Education (If Applicable):

  • School Name:
  • Graduation Year:
  • Degree Type:
  • Focus of Study or Major:
  • GPA/Grading Scale:


Please list current or most recent employment:

  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
  • Organization / Company Name:
  • Job Title:
  • Brief Description of your responsibilities: (100 words)

Which of the following best describes your current education or employment situation:

  • Completing my undergraduate studies
  • Completing my graduate studies
  • Employed in the private sector
  • Employed in the NGO/non-profit/non-governmental sector
  • Employed at a research or academic institution
  • Employed in the government/public sector
  • Not currently enrolled in school or employed

CV or Resume

Please upload a CV or resume:


GHC Community Essays

Please write a brief essay in response to each of the following questions. We read your essays to get to know you as a person and to learn about the ideas and interests that motivate you. We want to hear your genuine voice throughout the essays; this is the time to think carefully about the values, passions, and experiences that shape you as an individual and why you would be a good fit in the Global Health Corps community.

  1. Why do you want to be a GHC fellow? (200 words)
  2. Tell us about a time when you were part of a group that faced an obstacle and you came up with a creative solution. What was creative about this solution? Please focus on your role and its impact on the group. (300 words)
  3. Describe a time when you identified a social problem or injustice and took action to make a change. What did you do and what did you learn? (250 words)
  4. Describe a specific time when you acted according to your principles or values. (200 words)


An important part of your application is the GHC recommendation form. Once you have saved or submitted your application and returned to the main screen, please click Add or Edit Recommendation Requests to submit the names and email addresses of two people who will complete the GHC recommendation form on your behalf. If possible, we prefer that at least one of the forms be completed by a former supervisor or employer.


Part 2: Position Selection

Part 2 of the application allows you to select the position(s) for which you would like to apply. Descriptions of each open position are available at Please review position descriptions to ensure you meet the desired experience and qualifications for the positions you select.

You may apply for up to three different positions, but only one is required. You will be evaluated for each position you select independently of your other position selections. The order in which you list the positions below does not mean an order of preference.

Below, please select up to three fellowship positions, and write a brief essay describing your suitability for each. Please take care to select the correct position based on the position codes noted on the website.  Each essay below should be tailored specifically to the position you are applying for; do NOT copy and paste an identical essay for each position.

Position Choices and Essays

Why are you applying for this particular position, and what skills or experiences do you have that qualify you for this position? What do you hope to accomplish in this position during your fellowship year? (Maximum 175 words each)

  • Fellowship Position selection 1:
  • Position 1 essay response:
  • Fellowship Position selection 2:
  • Position 2 essay response:
  • Fellowship Position selection 3:
  • Position 3 essay response:

Additional Documents

Please upload the following two documents:

  • Proof of Education: If you have completed your undergraduate university degree, please upload a copy of your academic transcript. If you are in the process of completing your undergraduate university degree, please upload a document which indicates that you will complete your studies by July 15, 2015:
  • Proof of Identity: Please upload a copy of an identity document (National ID card, passport, driver’s license, etc.). Please make sure your document is current and not expired: