Applications for the 2021-2022 Global Health Corps fellowship class are now open!
Global Health Corps recruits and selects highly qualified applicants with diverse skill sets to work with high-impact organizations in year-long paid positions. During their fellowship year, fellows make a significant and measurable contribution to the placement organization and the target population.
Fellows work in teams of two at each placement organization – one national fellow and one international fellow. Fellows have diverse backgrounds, experiences, skillsets, and passions. They are architects, designers, web developers, business analysts, teachers, communications specialists, supply chain managers, and more.
GHC recruits high-impact placement organizations in East Africa, Southern Africa, and the United States that are strengthening health systems and improving health outcomes in impoverished communities. Placement organizations range from local grassroots organizations to government agencies to global institutions. Our partners identify areas of demand within the organization where our fellows can further develop their diverse skill set and inevitably add significant value.
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.
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 country. 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.
Open positions for Rwandese nationals
1. Policy and Advocacy Officer – Health Development Initiative
2. Design Fellow – MASS Design Group
3. eHealth Project Manager – Ministry of Health – Rwanda
4. Software Project Manager – Ministry of Health
5. Chronic Care & Surgery Resource Mobilization Officer – Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima
6. Communications and Media Relations Coordinator – University of Global Health Equity
To start your application,please visit https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/
Your application must be submitted by 12:00PM (noon) EST / 7:00PM CAT / 8:00 PM EST on January 13, 2021.
Please note: You should be prepared to verify upon request that all information you provide in your application is true and your original work.
For more details,please visit https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/