Applications for the 2015-2016 fellowship are NOW OPEN! To apply, click here.
Applications close February 3, 2015. Positions for the 2015-2016 fellowship and Part 2 of the application will be posted on December 9, 2014.
- Be 30 or under at the start of the fellowship
- Have an undergraduate university degree by July 2015
- Be proficient in English
Application Timeline for the 2015-2016 Fellowship:
- November 5, 2014: Part 1 of the application opens
- December 9, 2014: Position descriptions posted online. Part 2 of the application opens
- February 3, 2015: Applications close at 11:59pm EST. Two recommendation forms and Proof of Identity and Proof of Education documents due
- February – March 2015: Each application is reviewed by at least two readers
- March 2015: up to 10 semi-finalists are selected for each fellowship position. All candidates are notified of their application status by email
- March 2015: All semi-finalists are interviewed by Global Health Corps and 3-5 finalists per position are selected
- March – April 2015: All finalists are interviewed by the placement organizations
- April – May 2015: Fellowship offers extended
Fellows come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, as each individual fellowship position requires different specific skills. Make sure to check out our fellowship FAQs page.
Wondering if you could be a GHC fellow?
Click here to hear alum, Aaron Shapiro, discuss his experience applying to the fellowship and respond to applicants who are wondering, ”Am I qualified?”
There is no single experience, background, quality or skill that makes someone the “right” candidate for the fellowship. Rather, we are looking for outstanding individuals who are seeking to apply their skills and their passion for health equity to a lifelong community of global changemakers. We do not expect that fellows will have a background in public health or that they have been involved in international development work before. We believe that global health organizations can greatly benefit from individuals who have worked in or studied a wide variety of fields. We strongly encourage applicants from all sectors to apply, including but by no means limited to engineering, finance, consulting, government, architecture, research, technology, and education.
Our fellows apply a diversity of professional skills to their GHC placements:
Through your application, we want to understand your personal background, your professional skills and experiences and how these factors inform your desire to be a GHC fellow.
In selection of GHC fellows, we are not looking for evidence of leadership experience, but rather an alignment with the leadership practices listed below. We have found that transformational leaders in global health, and successful GHC fellows, are committed to the following leadership practices.
Global Health Corps fellows are agents of change who:
Are committed to social justice: GHC fellows believe that all human beings deserve to be treated with dignity, and that healthcare is a human right. Fellows share a vision for a better world and are committed to creating transformative change.
Collaborate: GHC leaders appreciate the interconnected roots of global health inequities, and seek opportunities to collaborate across disciplines and backgrounds in pursuit of social change.
Inspire and mobilize others: GHC leaders can envision a just society and paint a compelling picture for others. They communicate complex concepts clearly and seek opportunities to use their personal stories as tools to engage others in the movement for health equity
Adapt and innovate: Fellows can weather adversity and remain committed to their goals. They see challenges and uncertainty as opportunities to create new solutions to old problems. They think outside the box.
Are self-aware and committed to learning: Fellows understand that their development as leaders, practitioners and humans is a life-long process that requires humility, continual reflection and work.
Get results: GHC leaders get things done! Actively working against a “business as usual” attitude, they improve the wellbeing of the world’s poor and vulnerable by empowering communities, organizations and governments to bring about positive change.