Apply for the
Africa Fellowship

GHC welcomes young professionals from Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to apply for paid 13 month fellowships with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. 

Work on the front lines of global health and develop your leadership skills.

GHC recruits and selects highly qualified applicants with diverse skill sets and backgrounds to be placed in high-impact organizations for a 13-month fellowship. During their fellowship year, fellows make significant contributions to their placement organizations and the communities they serve. They also engage in robust leadership training and integrate into GHC’s global network. 

Applications for our 2023-2024 Africa fellowship class are now closed. Recommendation forms are due Wednesday 25 January. Applicants should note that when a reference submits a recommendation form, both the applicant and the reference will receive a confirmation email from [email protected], subject line “Global Health Corps Recommendation Form Submitted.”

In the coming months, our team will review applications and update applicants via email. 

Important Dates

(2023-2024 Africa Fellowship)

Applications Open:

1 December 2022

Applications Due:

11 January 11, 2023

Welcome to your leadership journey. The GHC fellowship is an exciting opportunity to build skills and gain experience with a high-impact health organization, but it’s also much more than that. It’s a year that will catalyze your personal and professional growth as a leader, placing you within a global and diverse network of bright, young, and committed health equity champions. It is – we hope – the beginning of the rest of your career working towards equitable health systems.


Participate in bespoke training.

The fellowship starts with one week of inspiring sessions with thought leaders, bonding with your cohort, and reflections on your role as a next gen global health leader. Trainings, coaching, and mentorship continue year-round!


Learn as you go.

You will adapt and innovate as you learn the needs of your placement organization, and work to add value and advance health equity. There will be highs and lows, and new learnings every day.


Become part of a supportive, dynamic global community.

GHC fellows and alumni span borders and boundaries of all kinds, but form a tight knit network united in the belief that health is a human right. Fellows are placed in pairs so there is always someone to turn to.


Build your resilience.

Transforming health systems is complex, difficult, and long-term work and you have to bring your whole self. So cultivating resilience, self-care, and empathy as an emerging leader is a core component of our curriculum.

 

We are looking for a diverse group of high-potential leaders from every sector and professional background who bring the skills necessary to address critical health systems gaps and who embody our key leadership practices:

Collaborative.

You value inclusion and collaboration across sectors, cultures, and borders of all kinds. You are ready to listen to and embrace others’ perspectives, even when they are different from your own.


Committed to learning.

You are willing to push yourself outside your comfort zone often (while practicing self-care). You are ready to approach a personally transformative year with integrity, humility, and self-reflection.


Inspiring and mobilizing.

You are ready to strengthen and use your voice — the most powerful tool for change that you have — in order to engage others, create space for critical conversation, and effect meaningful social change in global health.


Committed to social justice.

You are passionate about social justice in health and have both the patience and the motivation to engage in the hard, complex work of building just health systems.


Adaptive and innovative.

You are excited by a design-thinking approach to building a better world, creatively embracing problems and ready to embrace failure as learning.


Results-driven.

You bring your best self and are motivated to do the day-to-day work needed to bring about positive change in the global health equity movement.

By the start of the fellowship, fellows must:
  • Be 30 years of age or younger.
  • Hold a bachelor’s or undergraduate university degree.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, or Zimbabwe.

Our application and review process are designed to assess your leadership fit for the GHC community as well as your skills fit for your fellowship role. Applicants may apply for up to three fellowship roles. Every year, we receive a high volume of amazing and inspiring applicants to join our fellowship class and can only accept a small percentage. However, about one-third of our fellows have applied more than once!


 
Applications open December 1, 2022

Applicants can find fellowship roles here and start an application here.


Applications close January 11, 2023

Applications close at 5pm GMT/ 6pm WAT/ 7pm CAT/ 8pm EAT. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as you can!


Recommendation forms due January 25, 2023

We require one recommendation form submitted directly by your reference by January 25, 2023 at 12:00PM (noon) EST / 7:00PM CAT / 8:00PM EAT. We can’t consider your application without it!


Selecting our next cohort!

We review applications January through February, conduct interviews in March and April, and make offers on a rolling basis starting in late April. The fellowship starts at our Training Institute in July 2023.

Still have questions?

Learn more about GHC's Africa Fellowship Program: