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global health corps seeking new fellows

18 January 2012

For the under-30 crew of haba na haba job-seekers, I encourage you to check out the fellowship with Global Health Corps. See more information below the fold.

Job descriptions are now online for the 45 available positions for the Global Health Corps 2012-2013 fellowship class.

The fellowship opportunities next year include placements at:
USAID in Uganda
CDC in Zambia
Clinton Health Access Initiative in Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda
Partners in Health in Malawi, Rwanda and the US
Village Health Works in Burundi
Inter-American Development Bank in the US

Other organizations with available positions include the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, mothers2mothers, Millennium Development Villages (yikes! haba na haba is actually not a fan of this one!), Infectious Disease Institute, The Action Group of Health, Human Rights and HIV, the Newark Mayor’s Office, Public Health Solutions and the Zambia Center for Applied Health Research and Development – just to name a few.

To find the complete list, go to:

Background on Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps is a one-year fellowship program where selected fellows work at organizations, both large and small, and government agencies, focused on global health. It allows fellows an opportunity to get a year of work and field experience with an established non-profit or government agency.

Fellows are provided housing, medical insurance, a livable wage, transportation to and from the country they are working in, transportation to and from orientation and retreats and a completion award of $1,500 upon successfully finishing the fellowship.

Fellowships are offered in Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia and the USA.

The mission of Global Health Corps is to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. Therefore, their focus is not only on helping bolster fellows’ careers in global health, it is also to create a strong network of people who will continue to work with each other and support one another for the rest of their careers and lives.

Application Requirements

-Applicant must be under 30 years old at time of application
-Applicant must hold a university degree by July 2012
-Applicant must be proficient in English

No prior health experience is necessary. GHC is looking for people from a wide variety of sectors in order to have a diverse fellow class with many different backgrounds and skill sets.

Job descriptions range from health programming, policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, communications, IT, architecture, procurement and logistics, program management and more.

Applicants can apply for up to 3 fellowship positions.

Applications are available at

Important Dates

February 17, 2012: Applications Due
April: First-round interviews
May: Second round interviews
Mid-May: Acceptance letters distributed
Mid-July: Orientation/training in the US
August: Fellowship begins

To find out more information about Global Health Corps, visit their website.

If you have any further questions, you can contact Jennifer Gottesfeld, who kindly forwarded me this announcment.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. cheptoris charity permalink
    9 March 2012 8:33 am

    Thank you. i want to know how we get feedback in case we have been selected. through phone, the email that we logged on when we filled application or the one in our CVs?

  2. 6 January 2013 10:13 pm

    great post, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this
    sector don’t understand this. You should proceed your writing. I’m confident, you have a huge readers’ base already!

  3. 10 January 2013 6:43 am

    i would like to be your membership,where may i found information here in rwanda?thanks


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