The U.S. Fellowship – Learn more & apply!

Applications for the 2024-2025 U.S. Fellowship are now OPEN! Apply by February 22nd for priority consideration. Applications received after that will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the general deadline on March 14th.

What does the U.S. fellowship offer emerging leaders?

GHC’s U.S. Fellowship is an exciting 12-month opportunity to build skills as an effective leader, but it’s also much more than that. It’s a year that will catalyze your personal and professional growth, placing you within a global and diverse network of bright, young, and committed health equity champions. It is – we hope – a catalyst for an impactful career working towards equitable health systems.

We’ve designed this program to respond to public health’s most pressing needs–find out more about the why here!

As a fellow, you will:

  • Deepen your self-awareness. Develop a clearer sense of your unique leadership strengths and weaknesses and an informed understanding of how you’re perceived by others. Articulate your personal values, explore your role in advancing health equity, and develop a vision for your growth as a leader.
  • Improve your capacity for learning. Explore barriers to and opportunities for learning about yourself and your work. Develop a personal learning agenda, interrogate personal mindsets and explore new strategies for learning.
  • Extend and leverage your networks. Adopt practices to extend your network in strategic ways, and get the support and critical insights you need to advance your leadership. You’ll integrate into GHC’s global community of 1,200+ alumni and advisors.
  • Improve your understanding of how change happens in a system. Explore frameworks and tools to better understand and analyze the systems you work and live in. Develop an understanding of how change happens and strategies you can use to leverage systems change.
  • Increase your efficacy. Gain confidence in practicing your leadership and achieving positive results in your workplace and community. Apply the knowledge and insights you develop through immersion in GHC’s leadership framework and leverage the relationships you develop through GHC’s community of alumni and advisors.
  • Gain access to additional resources through GHC’s network. This includes webinars, additional trainings, networking opportunities, and other resources  from across GHC and our Community Impact Team to help you further develop your skills and deepen your partnerships.

The U.S. Fellowship is tuition-free, and designed with a hybrid learning approach with virtual and in-person learning opportunities. 

Once a fellow, always a fellow. After the fellowship year, fellows join GHC’s lifelong global network of 1,300+ alumni.

The 12-month fellowship runs from June to May. Travel to retreat locations, lodging costs, and most meals for the in-person retreats will be covered by GHC. If accepted, participation in all components of the fellowship listed below are mandatory, unless otherwise noted.

All fellows will participate in:

  • Learning
    • Monthly virtual workshops (3 hours/workshop) built into your working day
    • Monthly small group learning (1-2 hours/month)
    • Asynchronous learning (1-2 hours/month) – required reading, writing and reflection in advance of workshops and small group learning
    • Optional learning opportunities – webinars, trainings, networking meetings, and access to GHC’s resources.
  • Coaching
    • 360° assessment
    • Executive one-on-one coaching 
    • GHC staff coaching and support
  • Connection
    • 2 in-person overnight retreats (3-4 days/convening)
    • Mentorship from GHC alumni and partners
    • Integration into GHC’s lifelong global network spanning 40+ countries

Some topic areas we cover: 

  • Authentic, Collective and Systems leadership
  • Mindtraps
  • Leadership visioning
  • Wellness & Well-Being
  • Leadership Storytelling
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Relationship Building
  • Mobilizing collective action
  • Systems change in the US 
  • And more!
 
Our application and review process are designed to assess willingness and ability to fully engage in the fellowship as well as leadership fit for the GHC community.

What to expect: 

  • You’ll submit a resumé, program references, and demographic information
  • You’ll provide short responses to a variety of prompts so we can learn more about you
  • A letter of recommendation from your supervisor is required to be considered
  • Applications open February 1st, 2024 and run through March 14th, 2024

For a preview of the U.S. Fellowship application, click here.

Important Dates
February 1st, 2024: Fellowship Apps Open! 
February 22, 2024: Priority Application Closes – For best consideration, apply by 11:59 PST, February 22nd.
March 14, 2024: Final Application Closes at 11:59 pm PST. 
June 2024: First Virtual Convening
Fall 2023:  In-Person Convening
Spring 2024: Final In-person Convening, Transition to Alumni Community

A full schedule will be provided upon acceptance to fellowship.


We intentionally cultivate a leadership experience that fosters inclusivity and a sense of belonging throughout the learning journey. The U.S. fellowship is more than a fellowship–it’s a community. 

The U.S. Fellowship is a good fit for high potential, emerging early-career public health leaders committed to growing their personal and professional development skills. Public health is a broad field and we are excited to consider applicants across sectors – including federally qualified health centers, local health departments or state agencies, government agencies, universities, community-based and non-governmental organizations, and private sector employers. 

We are committed to advancing diverse leaders, and especially welcome applications from:

  • Prospective fellows of all backgrounds who are focused on health equity including those who identify as people of color, are women, LGBTQIA+ or gender diverse, or represent other historically marginalized identities 
  • Those who work in understaffed, critical areas of the U.S. health system, including:
    • Government agencies
    • Community based-health
    • Health IT
    • Data informatics and analytics
    • Environmental health 
    • Behavioral health 
    • Health communications
To be eligible for the GHC U.S. fellowship program, you must:
  • Be age 21-30 by June 15, 2024
  • Live in the United States full time
  • Be authorized to work in the United States
  • Work in United States focused public health in a non-clinical setting
  • Have worked in your current role for at least 6 months

There are no specific education or training requirements to be eligible for participation.

Based in Africa? Learn more about our Africa Fellowship.

Eligibility Quiz:

Complete this questionnaire before starting your application to confirm that you meet our eligibility requirements for participation. Eligibility requirements must be met at the time of submitting an application. Please contact [email protected] with any questions regarding eligibility.

EligibilityQuiz Form (#15)

It looks like you meet all our eligibility requirements for the U.S. Fellowship Program! Applications for our 2024-2025 U.S. Fellowship Cohort will open on February 1st.

You are not eligible for the U.S. Fellowship at this time. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact our team at [email protected]. You can also check out our FAQ page.

If you know someone else who might be interested in applying for this program, please nominate them here.

You are not eligible for the U.S. Fellowship at this time. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact our team at [email protected]. You can also check out our FAQ page.

If you know someone else who might be interested in applying for this program, please nominate them here.

You are not eligible for the U.S. Fellowship at this time. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact our team at [email protected]. You can also check out our FAQ page.

If you know someone else who might be interested in applying for this program, please nominate them here.

You are not eligible for the U.S. Fellowship at this time. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact our team at [email protected]. You can also check out our FAQ page.

If you know someone else who might be interested in applying for this program, please nominate them here.

You are not eligible for the U.S. Fellowship at this time. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact our team at [email protected]. You can also check out our FAQ page.

If you know someone else who might be interested in applying for this program, please nominate them here.

Hear the answers to your most pressing questions directly from U.S. program staff & 2023-2024 U.S. Fellows: