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Global Health Corps Paid Fellowship for Young Professionals 2017/2018


Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement. Are you in? Applications for the 2017-2018 Global Health Corps fellowship class are open through January 18, 2017.

Application Timeline:

  • November 8, 2016: Part 1 of the application opens — general information and essays.
  • December 7, 2016: Part 2 of the application opens — select up to three position descriptions for which to apply
  • January 18, 2017: Application parts 1 and 2 close at 11:59pm EST. Proof of Identity and Proof of Education documents due
  • February 1, 2017: Recommendation form is due (submitted directly by your reference through the online application portal)
  • February – March 2017: Each application is reviewed at least twice
  • March – April 2017: All semi-finalists are interviewed by Global Health Corps
  • April 2017: All applicants are notified by email of their application status
  • April – May 2017: 3 to 5 finalists per position are interviewed by partner organizations
  • May – June 2017: Fellowship offers are extended on a rolling basis
  • June 1, 2017: All applicants are notified by email of their application status on a rolling basis
  • June 25 – July 9, 2017: 2017-2018 GHC fellows attend Training Institute at Yale University

Eligible Countries: All African countries and other regions

To be taken at (country): USA

About the Award: We believe the most powerful lever of change in global health is great leadership. GHC is a leadership development organization devoted to recruiting and training the next generation of leaders in global health equity. All of our work is grounded in our core leadership practices.


Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: Global Health Corps Fellowship is looking for a global and diverse group of passionate and talented emerging leaders who:

  • Are willing to push themselves outside their comfort zones, to embrace failure, and to approach a personally transformative year – with many challenges in the day-to-day – with integrity, humility, and self-reflection.
  • Listen openly to others, embracing a range of perspectives and experiences while remaining open to having their own perspectives shift.
  • Understand the hard, complex work of building just health systems and have the patience, resilience, and motivation to see these challenges through.
  • Are empathetic, with a commitment to self-care and the wellbeing of others.
  • Are passionate about social justice in global health and about finding and building their voices to effect health impact.
  • Are committed to inclusivity and collaboration across sectors, cultures, and borders of all kinds, while investing in and supporting others.

Selection Criteria:

  • Be 30 years or younger by June 25, 2017.
  • Hold a bachelor or undergraduate university degree by June 25, 2017.
  • Be proficient in English.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Fellowship: Yearlong paid placements (June 25, 2016 – July 9, 2017) within partner organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia to address real-time capacity gaps and strengthen health systems. See full list of partner organizations in link below.

  • In addition to on-the-job training, we engage fellows in a comprehensive leadership training curriculum to build effective, empathetic, and innovative leaders of tomorrow.
  • Fellow receive additional logistical and financial support during the year, including:
    • Monthly living and utilities stipend
    • Housing
    • Health insurance
    • Professional development grant of $600 and completion award of $1500
    • Travel coverage to and from placement site, all trainings, and retreats

Duration of Fellowship:  The 2017-2018 fellowship year which begins in late June 2017 and ends in July 2018.

How to Apply: Apply here; http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/

It is important to go through the Application Requirements before applying.

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details; http://ghcorps.org/program/overview/

Award Provider: Global Health Corps

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