Deadline: January 12, 2022
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. GHC 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.
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.
We are looking for a diverse group of high-potential leaders from every sector and professional background who bring the skills necessary to address critical health systems gaps and who embody our key leadership practices:
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 practising 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 affect 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.
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
- Malawi: $650
- Rwanda: $650
- Uganda: $550
- Zambia: $700
- 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.