The Global Health Scholars Program is a selective track within Careers in Policy and Social Impact offered to College students interested in a broad scope of careers related to the field of health equity. The program is designed to help students explore the linkages between global, national, and local public health issues and the skills needed to advance in the sector.
To meet track requirements, selected scholars participate in skills workshops, attend conferences, participate in innovation challenges and other activities to prepare them for careers in the U.S. and abroad. Scholars have until graduation to complete track requirements and will receive a designation of completion on their transcript. The program is open to first, second, and third year students and all majors are encouraged to apply.
Participating students benefit from:
- Workshops and seminars that explore technology, policy, supply chain, marketing, finance, human-centered design and their roles in global health
- Exploring the technical and soft skills needed to succeed in the sector
- Networking opportunities with global health and human development organizations
- International summer internship opportunities with grassroots nonprofits, bilateral institutions, multilateral agencies, and international NGOs
- Access to funding for professional development opportunities, especially global health certifications and conference attendance
- International global health career treks
The Global Health Scholars Program is supported by a generous gift from Richard, AB'69 and Ann Pozen.
Workshops and Programming
The Global Health Scholars Program offers a comprehensive series of workshops to help students build the knowledge, connections, and skills they need to launch a successful career in global health equity. Some topics include:
- Policy Analysis: Identifying Policy Gaps
- Navigating New Environments
- Data and Responsible Storytelling in Global Health
- One on One Sessions with a Humanitarian Hiring Manager
- Intro to Grant Writing
- Building Foundations for Partnership
- Human-Centered Design
- Global Health Innovations
Successful Program Completion
To successfully complete the Global Health Scholars Program, students should demonstrate an interest in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), global health policy, international relations, health equity in the U.S. or abroad, marginalized populations, environmental health, and/or social innovation. Successful scholars demonstrate interest by working, volunteering or shadowing employers in the aforementioned areas. They also complete projects, research papers or attend conferences that center on these topics.
Prior to graduation, scholars are required to take two courses related to issues such as international cooperation, policy development, the not-for-profit sector, inequality, or environmental health. A course menu will be provided to selected scholars.
While there is no language requirement for this track, students are strongly encouraged to study one of the United Nations’ official languages.
The next application cycle for the Global Health Scholars Program will open in Spring Quarter 2022.
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