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!
Applications Due: January 15, 2020
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.
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.
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 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.
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, the United
States, or Zambia.
FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS AND LOGISTICS
In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes the following benefits. GHC arranges several logistical details on fellows’ behalf with the expectation that fellows will take ownership of their overall experience. Read on below to learn more about how these items apply to specific placements:
- Monthly living stipend
- Professional development funds of up to $600
- Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
- Travel costs covered to and from GHC training and retreats
- Support in applying for visas and/or work permits, as necessary
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 international fellows, 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 are eligible to apply for up to $600 during the fellowship year from the GHC Professional Development Fund in order to pursue study or activities that contribute to their professional development.
Either GHC or the placement organization arranges housing for fellows that meets our minimum housing standards. Housing varies depending on location and the placement organization. Possible housing scenarios include living with other GHC fellows, living with a co-fellow, living with employees of the placement organization, or living alone. Additionally, some fellows may live directly on the premises of the placement organization while others may be live in villages, towns or cities. If the partner is not arranging housing, national fellows may live in GHC-arranged housing or receive a housing allowance. Applicants will be informed of specific housing details, including whether or not they are eligible to receive a housing allowance, at the time a fellowship offer is made.
Either GHC or the placement organization arranges health insurance for fellows that meets our minimum standards:
- Preventive care, including wellness visits
- Coverage of pre-existing conditions
- Emergency medical care
- Dental care
- Mental health care
- Medical evacuation whenever GHC facilitates fellows to leave their home country (e.g., during GHC trainings and retreats for national fellows, and throughout the full placement year for international fellows)
Health insurance plans may vary depending on location and the placement organization. Plan documents will be provided to finalists. Note that premiums paid for personal property, auto, and other types of insurance will not be reimbursed.
Global Health Corps handles all travel logistics or provides an equitable travel stipend to fellows for all GHC retreats.
For international positions : A valid work permit is required for the fellow to legally fulfill the fellowship in the placement country. Your placement organization will guide you in completing and submitting an application. Applications will be reviewed by the government of the placement country, which grant work permits.
How to apply
Instructions: Create an account by clicking here and log in to start an application. You will need to use a computer (not a tablet or smartphone) with one of the web browsers listed on this page. The deadline to apply is 12:00PM EST / 7:00PM CAT / 8:00PM EAT on January 15, 2020.
For more information, including video tutorials for completing the application, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. To preview the application questions and prepare your answers without logging in, see the application preview. All application submissions are done online – we do not accept applications by email.