Global Health Corps recruits placement organizations that are doing excellent work in improving healthcare access and health outcomes for the poor. Placement organizations range from small grassroots organizations to large global institutions. Placement organizations identify an area of need, create a job description for a fellowship position, demonstrate the capacity to absorb two new fulltime staff, and identify a clear manager for the fellow team. Fellow candidates apply for specific positions with one of our placement organizations for which they have relevant skills and experience, and are selected jointly by GHC and the placement organization.
Fellows work in a yearlong paid position with a manager at the placement organization who provides guidance and support. Fellowships are available in a wide range of areas, from monitoring and evaluation to supply chain management, communications to human resources. Global Health Corps focuses on engaging young people in fields that help to build health systems and improve health services without requiring clinical training. Fellows are evaluated regularly by placement organization staff, and through self evaluations facilitated by GHC. Each fellow is placed with a partner fellow serving in the same organization, creating a fellowship team composed of one international fellow and one in-country fellow. This partnership is central to the GHC experience.