2015/2016 Global Health Corps for Young Professionals

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Application Deadline: February 3, 2015

Global Health Corps provides a yearlong paid fellowship for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity at existing health organizations and government agencies. Fellows are currently working in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and the United States.

GHC pairs young professionals from the United States and abroad to work in paid, year-long fellowships with organizations serving poor communities in East Africa, Southern Africa, and the United States. Global Health Corps recruits fellows from a wide range of skill sets. Fellows work in teams of two; each pair is made up of one American fellow and one international fellow to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding.

Fellows work in teams of two – one international fellow, one in-country fellow to support our placement organizations in improving healthcare access and health outcomes for the poor.

GHC Training Institute 2015

The Training Institute will run from June 27th to July 12th 2015. Fellows fly directly from Training to their placement sites (travel is arranged by GHC).

Application Requirements:

    • Be 30 or under at the start of the fellowship
    • Have an undergraduate university degree by July 2015
    • Be proficient in English

Global Health Corps fellows are agents of change who:

  • Are committed to social justice: GHC fellows believe that all human beings deserve to be treated with dignity, and that healthcare is a human right.
  • Collaborate: GHC leaders appreciate the interconnected roots of global health inequities, and seek opportunities to collaborate across disciplines and backgrounds in pursuit of social change.
  • Inspire and mobilize others: GHC leaders can envision a just society and paint a compelling picture for others.
  • Adapt and innovate: Fellows can weather adversity and remain committed to their goals.
  • Are self-aware and committed to learning: Fellows understand that their development as leaders, practitioners and humans is a life-long process that requires humility, continual reflection and work.
  • Get results: GHC leaders get things done! Actively working against a “business as usual” attitude

 

The Fellowship:

GHC supports and challenges fellows throughout their fellowship. The year begins with a 2-week Training Institute at Yale University for all fellows, followed by retreats and workshops throughout the year. In addition, fellows have access to distance learning and collaboration opportunities, an advising program, professional development funds and networking opportunities, and GHC staff site visits and check-ins.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Health Corp 2015/2016

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