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be a Fellow

GHC offers a range of paid, high-impact fellowship roles with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia, and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader. 

High-impact and demand-driven roles in global health

GHC recruits and selects highly qualified applicants with diverse skill sets to work with high-impact organizations in 13-month, paid positions. During their fellowship year, fellows make significant contributions to their placement organizations and the communities they serve.

Applications for the 2021-2022 fellowship class are now closed. Check back in late 2021 for information about applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship class. For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, sign up to receive GHC updates, or send us a message.

Important Dates

(2022-2023 Fellows)

Applications Open:

December TBD, 2021

Applications Due:

January TBD,
2021

Welcome to your leadership journey. A 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 to transform health systems to deliver for all.


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 or younger.
  • Hold a bachelor’s or undergraduate university degree.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, or Zambia.

 

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 to 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 TBD, 2021

Before then, applicants can review our application preview to begin to prepare materials and draft essays.


Applications close January TBD, 2022

Applications close at 12:00PM (noon) EST / 7:00PM CAT / 8:00PM EAT. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as you can!


Recommendation forms due January TBD, 2022

We require one recommendation form submitted directly by your reference by January TBD, 2022 at 12:00PM (noon) EST / 7:00PM CAT / 8:00PM EAT. We can’t consider your application without it!


Selecting our new crew!

We read applications January through March, conduct interviews in April and May, and make offers on a rolling basis starting in May. The fellowship starts at our Training Institute in July 2022.

Still have questions?

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