Application Deadline: January 12, 2022
The Global Health Corps offers a range of paid, high-impact fellowship roles with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia, and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader. GHC recruits and selects highly qualified applicants with diverse skill sets to be placed in high-impact organizations for a 13-month fellowship. During their fellowship year, fellows make significant contributions to their placement organizations and the communities they serve.
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 towards equitable health systems.
By the start of the fellowship, fellows must:
- Be 30 years or younger.
- Hold a bachelor’s or undergraduate university degree.
- Be proficient in English.
- Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, or Zambia.
In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes several benefits:
- Monthly living stipend
- Professional development funds
- Completion award
- Travel costs covered to and from GHC training and retreats
GHC arranges several logistical details on fellows’ behalf with the expectation that fellows will take ownership of their overall experience.
GHC fellows receive a living stipend that varies based on location and placement organization. The annual review of stipends takes into consideration the cost of living, comparable fellowship stipends, and local compensation for full-time employees. The living stipend may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization. Stipend amounts are post-tax in your placement country. For fellows with an international home base, please check your home country’s tax regulation as it may require you to report on total funds received during the fellowship.
The monthly stipend in each country is:
- Malawi: $650
- Rwanda: $650
- Uganda: $550
- Zambia: $700
Fellows who complete the entire fellowship year in good standing and participate in the End of Year Retreat are eligible for the $1500 completion award.
Participate in bespoke training.
The fellowship starts with one week 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.
Become part of a supportive, dynamic global community.
GHC fellows and alumni span borders and boundaries of all kinds, but form a tight knit network united in the belief that health is a human right. Fellows are placed in pairs so there is always someone to turn to.
You value inclusion 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 from 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 problems and ready to embrace failure as learning.
You bring your best self and are motivated to do the day-to-day work needed to bring about positive change in the global health equity movement.
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.
Applications open December 3, 2021
Applications close January 12, 2022
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!
Recommendation forms due January 26, 2022
We require one recommendation form submitted directly by your reference by January 26, 2022 at 12:00PM (noon) EST / 7:00PM CAT / 8:00PM EAT. We can’t consider your application without it!
Selecting our next cohort!
We review applications January through February, conduct interviews in March and April, and make offers on a rolling basis starting in May. The fellowship starts at our Training Institute in July 2022.
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