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High-impact and demand-driven roles in global health

Global Health Corps is building the next generation of diverse health leaders. We offer a range of paid fellowship roles with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader in the health equity movement. Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement!

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Applications for the 2019-2020 fellowship class are now closed!

Important Dates

(2019-2020 Fellows):

Applications Open:

December 5, 2018

Applications Due:

January 16, 2019

  • 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.

    • Launch at Yale University.

      The fellowship starts with two weeks 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.

    • 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.

    • Global community of support.

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

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  • We are looking for high-potential young leaders.

    We are looking for a diverse group of emerging 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 inclusivity 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 than 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 wicked problems and ready to embrace failure as learning.

    • Results-driven.

      You are committed to bringing your best and doing the work in the day-to-day, showing up as a critical part of the global health equity movement.

  • Eligibility Requirements

    By the start of the fellowship, June 30, 2019,  fellows must:

    • Be 30 years or younger.
    • Hold a bachelor’s or undergraduate university degree.
    • Be proficient in English.
    More about eligibility in our FAQs
  • Key Dates

    Our application is designed to assess your leadership fit for the GHC community as well as your skills fit for your fellowship role. Applicants can 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, nearly one-third of our fellows have applied more than once!

    • Applications open Dec 5, 2018

      Before then, you can view our application preview if you want more time to prepare your materials and begin drafting essays.

    • Applications close Jan 16, 2019

      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!

    • Rec forms due Jan 23, 2019

      We require one recommendation form submitted directly by your reference by January 23, 2019 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 in January and February, conduct interviews in March and April, and make offers on a rolling basis in April and May. The fellowship starts at our Training Institute at Yale University from June 30-July 12, 2019.

    More about timeline in our FAQs