Type of Funding
Global Health Corps (GHC) is inviting applications from young people interested in becoming health leaders, from Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia, as well as from the rest of the world, for the Global Health Corps Fellowships 2019-2020, which will commence 30 June 2019. Fellows will be placed in paid fellowship roles with health organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia, to be trained into transformative leaders in the health equity movement.
The fellowship launches at Yale University, with 2 weeks of sessions with thought leaders and bonding with the cohort. Trainings, coaching, and mentorship continue all year round. Fellows are placed at high-impact health organizations for the year-long paid fellowships. They address critical gaps in their placement organizations as many of the selected fellows would have come from non-traditional health backgrounds. Throughout the year, they engage in intensive leadership development and community building, and learn to embody GHC’s leadership practices as they work to address health inequities across the global health field.
See the Official Website for all currently available fellowship roles. For instance, there are 17 international fellowship positions available in the U.S. for non-U.S. citizens.
Fellows will receive:
- Monthly living stipend – varies based on location and placement organization. Fellows in Africa-based positions will receive, post-tax, US$650 for Malawi and Rwanda, US$550 for Uganda, and US$700 for Zambia. Fellows in US-based positions will receive US$1140, pre-tax.
- Completion Award – Fellows who complete the entire fellowship year in good standing and participate in the End of Year Retreat will receive a US$1500 completion award.
- Housing – Fellows in Africa-based positions will either have their housing arranged. Fellows in US-based positions will be given temporary housing in their placement city for a period of 3 weeks during the month of July 2019 following the GHC Training Institute. This temporary housing allows fellows time to find their own permanent housing. Each fellow will also receive a one-time US$500 allowance with the July living stipend payment. For the period beginning 1 August 2019, fellows are provided housing stipends to defray monthly housing and utilities costs as they are to secure their own housing. The monthly housing stipend is US$1150 for placements in Boston, US$1050 for New York, US$800 for Newark and US$1000 for Washington, DC.
- Insurance – For Africa-based international positions and US-based international positions, fellows will receive medical insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield which provides comprehensive global benefits with medical assistance services. For US-based national positions, fellows are reimbursed up to US$450 per month for the cost of their individual health insurance premiums or the incremental cost for the fellow’s addition to a family insurance plan.
- Support in applying for visas and/or work permits, as necessary
- Travel costs covered to and from placement site, GHC training and retreats
- Professional development funds of up to US$600
Applicants must be 30 years of age or younger, and possess a Bachelors or other undergraduate university degree. They have to be proficient in English.
Applicants who do not have legal visitor status in the U.S. and who need to be sponsored for a J-1 visa must have about 2 years of cumulative work, volunteering, or internship experience.
There is no specific background or skill set required, as Global Health Corps aims to engage young professionals from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and skill sets in the movement for global health equity. But specific experiences and skills are required for each fellowship role as determined by each placement organization (see the Official Website for eligibility requirements specific to each fellowship position).
Ideally, candidates should be collaborative, committed to learning, inspiring and mobilizing, committed to social justice, adaptive and innovative and results driven.
Applications are to be done online by 16 January 2019. Candidates may choose to apply for up to 3 fellowship roles, which can be located in the same country or different countries.