Global Health Corps is building the next generation of diverse health leaders by offering a range of paid fellowship roles with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia and the opportunity to develop as a transformative leader. Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement!
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.
What is the Fellowship?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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
- Professional development funds of up to $600
- 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.
- Completion Award
- Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
- 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. Travel costs covered to and from GHC training and retreats. Support in applying for visas and/or work permits, as necessary.
They are looking for a diverse group of emerging leaders from every sector and professional background who bring the skills necessary to address critical health systems gaps and who embody their key leadership practices:
- Collaborative: 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.
- Results-driven: 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, the United States, or Zambia.
For more information, visit https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/