Apply to be a Global Health Corps Fellow

Check out this great opportunity from our friends at Global Health Corps:

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for Global Health Corps (GHC) fellowships in Rwanda, Malawi, Burundi, and the United States.

GHC is a fellowship program that pairs young professionals from the United States with young professionals from our partner countries. This pair then works in year-long placements with leading non-profits in global health. You can watch a short video on our work here.

Our work is driven by a belief that a new generation of global health leaders with diverse skill-sets must be fostered and empowered in order to bring about innovative solutions to the extreme inequity in health outcomes around the world. GHC works to build this movement by recruiting, training, connecting, and supporting future leaders in global health. In addition to placing fellows with inspiring and effective organizations, we provide mentorship, training, and a community of alumni to help fellows build careers in global health.

Our first class of 22 fellows launched in August 2009, and they’re already making a significant impact in the field. Andrew Peterson left his job as a product manager at Google to take a GHC fellowship. He’s working with Goodluck Minja, a graduate in Computer Science from the ICS Institute in Dar es Salaam, to enhance the supply chain system for essential medicines in rural Tanzania. Emily Bearse finished her Masters in Public Health at Boston University. She accepted a fellowship working with Jeffrey Misomali, a graduate of the University of Malawi in Environmental Science and Technology, to help implement a new expert client program to support the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS in rural Malawi.

All of our fellows are writing and posting videos from their sites at fellows.ghcorps.org. If you’re interested in helping to build this movement, please check out this year’s positions at apply.ghcorps.org. Friday, March 5th is the deadline for American applicants, and for international applicants it’s April 1st.

-Dave Ryan, Founding Director, Global Health Corps