[USA] Global Health Corps Fellowship Program 2017/2018

Deadline:  january 18, 2017
​Location: USAFully Funded !

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Overview:  

Global Health Corps is a  leadership development organization focused on health equity. Global Heath Corps building a global community of diverse young leaders changing the face of global health.

applicants are 30 years old and under, so we’re not expecting you to have years of senior leadership experience under your belt. Instead, we are looking for alignment with   leadership practices  and values: strong evidence of leadership potential and some leadership experience along the lines of organizing, collaborating, and working to affect change, however subtle it may be. The GHC fellowship is a one-of-a-kind leadership opportunity which places you in the real world, amidst real problems. It won’t be easy, but it will be transformational and rewarding.
Through your application, we want to understand who you are, what your personal vision of leadership is, what your social justice values are, and how you are working toward them. We also want to understand your perspective on the power of young leaders to change the world, why you want to be a part of the GHC community, and what you will contribute.
How will you build on the tremendous work of our nearly 750-strong emerging leaders worldwide? Are you ready to push yourself? Can you handle bumps in the road? We are here to support you, but you need to want to do the work. The real work. The roll-up-your-sleeves and do what it takes to effect change kind of work. Are you committed to changing and strengthening health systems no matter how hard, complicated, and long term the path there might be? Are you excited about engaging with a diverse community of people who share the belief that health is a human right, and offer a wide array of perspectives, personal stories, and expertise otherwise? Are you ready to change the future of global health? Are you willing to do what it takes to ensure health equity for all?

Global Health Corps is  looking for a global and diverse group of passionate and talented emerging leaders who:

  • Are willing to push themselves outside their comfort zones, to embrace failure, and to approach a personally transformative year – with many challenges in the day-to-day – with integrity, humility, and self-reflection.
  • Listen openly to others, embracing a range of perspectives and experiences while remaining open to having their own perspectives shift.
  • Understand the hard, complex work of building just health systems and have the patience, resilience, and motivation to see these challenges through.
  • Are empathetic, with a commitment to self-care and the wellbeing of others.
  • Are passionate about social justice in global health and about finding and building their voices to affect health impact.
  • Are committed to inclusivity and collaboration across sectors, cultures, and borders of all kinds, while investing in and supporting others.

Fellowship details:

  • Yearlong  paid placements (June 25, 2016 – July 9, 2017) within partner organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia to address real-time  capacity gaps and strengthen health systems.  See the  full list of partner organizations.
  • In addition to on-the-job training, we engage fellows in a comprehensive leadership training curriculum to build effective, empathetic, and innovative leaders of tomorrow.
  • Fellow receive additional  logistical and financial  support during the year, including:
    • Monthly living and utilities stipend
    • Housing
    • Health insurance
    • Professional development grant of $600 and completion award of $1500
    • Travel coverage to and from placement site, all trainings, and retreats.

Eligibility:

  • Be  30 years or younger by  June 25, 2017.
  • Hold  a bachelor or undergraduate university degree by  June 25, 2017.
  • Be  proficient in English.

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