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» Global Health Corps fellowship program for young professionals


The Problem

Global health challenges require strong leaders from many disciplines. Future leaders need opportunities and community.
The extreme disparity in health outcomes and access to healthcare that exists today between the world’s rich and the world’s poor is unjust and unsustainable. This inequity is embedded in a diverse set of social, political and economic contexts that require strong leadership and innovative approaches. The complexity and scope of the challenges involved necessitate participation from a wide range of fields beyond medicine, from supply chain management to computer programming, monitoring and evaluation to human resource management.
Yet opportunities are scarce for individuals with backgrounds outside of medicine to use their unique skills in public health. At the same time, for those who work in public health, a lack of community with other leaders limits collaboration, knowledge sharing and support. This scarcity of opportunities and community means that too many skilled and ambitious young professionals are unaware of or unable to achieve their potential impact in the health field, prolonging the creation and implementation of innovative solutions.


Strengthen the global health movement through an infusion of new leaders who use experience and community to heighten their impact and bring about change for health equity.
GHC believes that a global movement of individuals and organizations fighting for improved health outcomes and access to healthcare for the poor is necessary in order to change the unacceptable status quo of extreme inequity. GHC works to strengthen this movement by recruiting, training, and supporting the movement’s future leaders, diversifying the pool of young people working in global health, and amplifying the impact of individuals through the formation of a strong community of leaders.
GHC provides opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity in year-long fellowships. Our fellows have a measurable impact on the health of the communities in which they work, and draw upon that experience and the GHC alumni network to deepen their impact throughout their careers.
GHC will create a pipeline of young leaders for the global health equity movement, and at scale will play a central role in sustaining and consistently reinvigorating this movement for change. This infusion of young, passionate, skilled leaders will help to tip the balance towards a more equitable and just global distribution of health services.

Applications for the 2012-2013 Fellowship are now OPEN!

The deadline for submitting applications is February 17th, 2012.
To apply for a GHC fellowship, you must complete an application with the following components:

  • Contact and personal information, including work and education history

  • Placement selection preferences. You are required to select at least one preferred position among our open fellowship placements; you may select up to three preferred positions on the application.

  • Responses to application essay questions

  • Resume or CV

  • Contact information for references (no recommendation letters required)

To apply online (preferred), click here.

If you are not able to apply online, please email to request a downloadable application.
Global Health Corps Fellows must:

  • Be under age 30 at the time of application

  • Have an undergraduate university degree by July 2012

  • Be proficient in English

Fellows come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, as each individual fellowship placement will require different specific skills. Review the fellowship placement descriptions to learn about specific assignments and the skills that our partner organizations look for.