Application Preview

Global Health Corps 2018-2019 Application  

The application preview for our 2019-2020 fellowship class will be posted in September 2018. For more information about the fellowship, check out our FAQs page. (NOTE that the recommendation form deadline was EXTENDED to January 22, 2018 at 11:59pm EST, despite the original deadline being shown below and in the application itself.)


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Global Health Corps fellow! This application is for the 2018-2019 fellowship year which begins on June 24, 2018 and ends on August 2, 2019. Your application will be reviewed by both GHC and the placement organization(s) to which you apply. All responses must be written in English.

As you complete the application, please click the “Save Draft” button below frequently to save your work. You may also click “Save Draft” to close the application and return to it later. Please refer to our website for detailed information about the fellowship program. If you have any problems with this application or have questions that are not addressed on the Frequently Asked Questions page, please email

Your Recommendation Form must be submitted by 11:59PM EST on January 15, 2018. Your Application and Skills and Experiences Survey must be submitted by 11:59PM EST on January 17, 2018.

*Note: 11:59PM EST is 6:59AM the following day in CAT and 7:59AM the following day in EAT. 

You should be prepared to verify upon request that all information you provide in your application is true and  your original work.

Personal Information

  • First Name / Given Name
  • Last Name / Surname
  • Email Address
This is where GHC will send updates and information about your application. Please use a permanent email address that you will monitor regularly (i.e., not a school or work email).
  • Phone Number
Please include your country code, and use spaces and/or parenthesis to separate the digits. Do NOT use dashes (-).
  • Skype Name
  • Birth Date
  • Current Location
      • City
      • Country
      • State/Region (if based in U.S. or Canada):
Citizenship Status

Please select the country(-ies) in which you are a citizen or legal permanent resident.

  • Malawi
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
  • United States
  • Zambia
  • Other

Please upload a copy of your passport verifying your citizenship. If you are a citizen of more than one country or are a legal permanent resident, please combine each passport copy or legal permanent residency document into one document to upload. If you do not have a passport, please upload another document that proves your citizenship (for example, a birth certificate or national identity card). Please make sure your document is not expired.

  • Upload proof of citizenship document here:

Demographic Information

Please answer the questions below to help us better understand the diversity and motivations of our applicant pool overall. The information gathered will be used purely for statistical analysis of the Global Health Corps applicant pool to inform our recruitment process. It will bear no weight on your application and will not be sent to any outside institutions, governments, or stakeholders.

  • Sex
Applicant Background

Global Health Corps is looking for fellows from all backgrounds, including a mix of individuals who have worked in or studied public health before and those who are new to the field. Global Health Corps defines public health broadly as any work that protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally.

Have you ever worked in public health? Select only one

  • Yes, more than 3 years
  • Yes, 1-3 years
  • Yes, less than 1 year
  • No, I have never held a job or internship in public health

Have you ever studied public health? Select only one

  • Yes, it was my major/minor/focus area
  • Yes, I took at least one public health class
  • No, I have never studied public health
Race / Ethnicity

The question below is optional. Global Health Corps is committed to having a diverse community of fellows and alumni.

What category(-ies) below applies(-y) to you? Check all that apply. Each option opens up another optional text box to specify further. 

  • American Indian / Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic / Latino / Spanish origin
  • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Other race or origin
Applying to GHC

Global Health Corps’ mission is to build the next generation of leaders for health equity, and a key part of that mission is the ability to reach as many people as possible. Our recruiting and outreach efforts rely heavily on the information that you provide here.

Were you in contact with a member of the GHC community (fellow, alumni, staff, intern) before or during your decision to apply for the GHC fellowship? [dropdown: yes/no]

(If yes) Please specify the name of the GHC community member you were in contact with [free text]

How did you learn about GHC?

  • I received an email announcement
  • I saw it on social media
  • I heard about it through a GHC Partner Organization
  • I saw a GHC fellowship position on a job board
  • I learned about it through media coverage of GHC (print/online outlet, radio, TV)
  • I heard someone from GHC present or speak
  • Other

Have you previously applied to GHC? Your answer will NOT affect your candidacy; many of our current fellows applied in previous years before being selected.

  • Yes – if selected, applicant is asked to specify in which year(s) s/he applied. 
  • No

Why did you decide to apply to GHC? (Check all that apply)

  • I want to make a career change into the public health field
  • GHC fellowships pay well
  • I want to be part of a network of young professionals who care about health equity
  • I want a chance to work outside of my country
  • I was interested in applying to work in a specific organization that is offering GHC fellowships
  • A GHC fellowship will help me get a job afterwards
  • Other- please specify why (max 20 words)


List the language(s) you speak, and corresponding level(s) of proficiency:

Proficiency levels:

  • Basic proficiency – Able to satisfy routine survival needs and minimum courtesy requirements
  • Limited working proficiency  Can handle confidently, but not easily, most social situations and casual conversations, but would need help handling complications or difficulties
  • Professional working proficiency – Able to participate effectively in formal and informal conversations on practical, social, and professional topics
  • Advanced/Full professional proficiency – Able to use the language fluently and accurately for all professional needs. Can understand and participate in conversations with fluency and precision of vocabulary
  • Fluent/Native speaker

Language(s): [dropdown menu]

  • Bemba
  • Chichewa
  • Chiyao
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Haitian Creole
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kirundi
  • Luganda
  • Nyanja
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Other


Educational degree(s) attained/expected by June 24, 2018 (check all that apply):

  • Bachelor’s/Undergraduate Degree (Note – Minimum education level required)
  • Master’s Degree
  • Additional Master’s Degree
  • Professional/Doctoral Degree

Are you currently enrolled as a student?

Bachelor’s/ Undergraduate Education:

  • School Name
  • Graduation Year
  • Degree Type [dropdown menu: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Other]
  • Focus of Study or Major

Master’s Education (if applicable):

  • School Name
  • Graduation Year
  • Degree Type [dropdown menu: MA (Master of Arts), MSc (Master of Science), MPH (Master of Public Health), MPA (Master of Public Administration), MPP (Master of Public Policy), MBA (Master of Business Administration), MSW (Master of Social Work), Other]
  • Focus of Study or Major

Additional Master’s Education (if applicable):

  • School Name
  • Graduation Year
  • Degree Type [dropdown menu: MA (Master of Arts), MSc (Master of Science), MPH (Master of Public Health), MPA (Master of Public Administration), MPP (Master of Public Policy), MBA (Master of Business Administration), MSW (Master of Social Work), Other]
  • Focus of Study or Major

Professional/Doctoral Education (if applicable):

  • School Name
  • Graduation Year
  • Degree Type [dropdown menu: MD (Doctor of Medicine), JD (Juris Doctor), PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), Other]
  • Focus of Study or Major

Please upload a document from an accredited undergraduate university that states your name, graduation date, and degree completed or expected by June 24, 2018. Acceptable documents can include: a scan of your completed bachelor’s degree, a letter from your undergraduate university, academic transcript (as long as it states your name, graduation date, and degree completed or expected by June 24, 2018).

Please Upload Proof of your Bachelor’s Degree Here:


Please list your three most relevant professional positions below. Note: This can include internship or volunteer experience. If you do not have any professional experience, list your school or university name in the “Organization / Company” field and list “Student” as your job title.

Position #1-3:

  • Is this your current position? Yes/No
    • If no, End Date field appears (free text)
  • Start Date (free text)
  • Organization / Company Name (free text)
  • Job Title (free text)
  • Sector of work ( Dropdown menu with five options: private or for-profit company/ government or public organization/ non-profit or non-governmental organization/ research or academic institution/ other)
    • If other, please specify your sector of work (text box)
  • Brief Description of your Responsibilities (100 words)
      • Please think about why this position is relevant to the fellowship and provide any information that may be helpful in our evaluation.

Please upload a CV or résumé (max 2 pages long):

Please check the box below to confirm you understand that the GHC fellowship is a full-time commitment from June 24, 2018 through August 2, 2019. All prior academic/professional commitments that would interfere with the workday must be completed before June 24, 2018.

[checkbox] Yes, I confirm my availability.

GHC Community Essays

Please write a brief essay in response to each of the following questions. We read your essays to get to know you as a person and to learn about the ideas and interests that motivate you. We want to hear your genuine voice throughout the essays; this is the time to think carefully about the values, passions, and experiences that have shaped you as an individual and why you would be a good fit in the Global Health Corps community.

  1. Why do you want to be a GHC fellow? (200 words max)
  2. Think of a time when you did not reach a project or assignment goal in a job, internship, or volunteering role. What was the goal, why did you fail to achieve it, and what did you learn from that experience? (300 words max)
  3. Describe a time when you identified a social problem and took action to make a change. What did you do, and what did you learn? (250 words max)
  4. Describe a time when you experienced, witnessed, or learned about an injustice related to a factor like race, culture, nationality, socioeconomic status, gender, or sexual orientation. Please give an example of how this has impacted your actions. (350 words max)

Recommendation Form

As part of your application, you are required to have one reference complete a GHC Recommendation Form on your behalf. Please submit the name and email address of a current or former supervisor who will act as your reference. If you have never had a supervisor for any paid or volunteer work, you may choose a professor who can speak to your work.

To add a reference:

  • Return to the main menu in the application portal
  • Click Add or Edit Recommendation Requests
  • Enter the contact information for your reference

You are responsible for making sure your reference submits the Recommendation Form by 11:59PM EST on January 15, 2018. This time is equivalent to 6:59AM CAT and 7:59AM EAT on January 16, 2018. Applications without a Recommendation Form will not be considered.

Position Selection and Essays

You may apply for up to three positions but must apply for at least one.  Descriptions of each open position are available at Please review the position descriptions to ensure you meet the desired experience, qualifications, and eligibility for the position(s) you select.

Make sure to select the correct position(s) based on the position codes noted on the website. The order in which you list the positions below does not matter. You will be evaluated for each position you select independently of your other position selections. Each essay will be reviewed by both the GHC team and the placement organization. As such, each essay should be tailored specifically to the position to which you are applying, like a cover letter; do NOT copy and paste an identical essay for each position.

Why are you applying for this particular position, and what skills or experiences qualify you for this position? (Maximum 200 words each)

  • Fellowship Position selection 1
  • Placement essay response
  • Fellowship Position selection 2
  • Placement essay response
  • Fellowship Position selection 3
  • Placement essay response

[dropdown] If you do not advance in the position(s) you selected above, GHC may consider you for other positions if an opportunity arises that matches your qualifications. If you would like to opt out of this opportunity, please select “No” below. You will be able to review any new position to confirm your interest.

  • Yes, consider me if other opportunities arise
  • No, I am ONLY interested in the position(s) I selected above

If yes, remember to return to the main menu in the application portal and complete the “Skills and Experiences Survey.”

Click “Save Draft” to save your application as a draft and return to it later. Click “Submit” if you have completed your application. You will receive a confirmation message on this screen and a confirmation email once your application has been submitted. You cannot edit your application once it has been submitted. 

Please be sure to add the contact information for your reference using the recommendation request form.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a GHC Fellow!


By clicking submit, you verify that all information provided in this application is accurate and is your original work. Any misinformation or plagiarism will result in the disqualification of your application.