GHC recruits placement organizations that are doing excellent work in improving healthcare access and health outcomes in impoverished communities. Our placement organizations range in size, scope of work, and geographic focus: We work with small grassroots organizations, large global institutions, and a spectrum of organizations in between. Organizations must identity an area of need, create a job description for a fellowship position, demonstrate the capacity to absorb two new fulltime staff, and identify a clear manager for the fellow team. Each of our fellows is placed with a partner fellow serving in the same organization, creating a fellowship team composed of one international fellow and one national fellow. GHC currently partners with placement organizations in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
Fellow recruitment and selection: GHC advertises fellowship opportunities and candidates apply to specific fellowship positions, for which they have relevant skills and experience. GHC reviews applications, interviews a select group, and recommends finalists to placement organizations, who make the final selection
Training and Support: GHC supports and challenges fellows throughout their fellowship. The year begins in July with a 2-week orientation/training at Yale University for all fellows, followed by retreats and workshops throughout the year. In addition, fellows have access to distance learning and collaboration opportunities, an advising program, professional development funds and networking opportunities, and GHC staff site visits and check-ins. We believe that these activities make fellows more effective than the average junior staff member or volunteer, and help us achieve our objective of building a new generation of leaders in health.
“The combination of local and international fellows had a very positive impact on the organization. It helped a faster integration in the community for the international fellow and served as a role model of collaboration and mutual mentorship. They showed high capacity to transfer skills within a very critical service design context.” Fellow Supervisor, 2010-11
Applications to be a 2013-2014 placement organization are now CLOSED. Global Health Corps recruits placement organizations working in the following countries: Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, United States, and Zambia. Please check back in Summer 2013 to apply to be a placement organization in 2014-2015.
For detailed information on our partnership structure and proposal process, please review the following: