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Global Health Corps Fellowship Program

Website: http://ghcorps.org/

For More Information Contact: National Scholarships Office – scholarships@umd.edu

Who Can Apply: Applicants must be under age 30 at the time of application, have an undergraduate university degree by the start of the fellowship period, and be proficient in English.

No specific background or technical experience is necessary, as each individual fellowship placement will require different specific skills. Review the fellowship placement descriptions to learn about specific assignments and the skills that partner organizations look for.

Description: Global Health Corps (GHC) aims to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. 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. GHC 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.

Fellows work in a year-long paid position with a manager at the partner organization who provides guidance and support. Fellows are currently working in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and the United States.

Award Amount:GHC fellows are provided with stipends to cover all travel, living and work expenses, and health insurance for the duration of the Fellowship. All fellows may also apply during their fellowship year for professional development funds of up to $600. Upon successful completion of the fellowship year, all fellows receive a completion award of $1,500.

Duration: The commitment is 13 months – from mid-July to mid-August.

National Deadline: January 18, 2017


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