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Global Health Fellows Program

The GHFP offers fellowships which are generally limited to two years with the option to extend for an additional two years, and require a Master's or other advanced degree in a health related field. In the US, placements can occur in Washington DC, USAID Bureaus, other federal agencies, and USAID partner organizations. Outside the US, placements can occur in Missions, Ministries, NGOs, and USAID partner country offices. Innovations include rotations and other types of participants including short-term, private sector fellowships (with GHFP-II partner PYXERA Global), undergraduate overseas internships (with GHFP-II partner GlobeMed) and one year early career fellowships (with GHFP-II partner Global Health Corps). There are also non-traditional placements at a variety of sites that provide added value in accomplishing the strategic objectives of the Agency and participating NGOs/PVOs/CBOs.

The program also offers internships that include a cohort summer program based in Washington, DC and international placements and internships on-demand and upon-request. GHFP-II provides advisory services to onsite managers who oversee fellows and interns to encourage efficient and effective oversight of fellows and interns. GHFP-II partner, Management Systems International (MSI), helps support an integrated performance-oriented approach to the fellows' professional development, setting their experience into a larger career strategy including coaching and an active alumni program. GHFP-II also contributes to the professional development of Foreign Service Nationals.

Fields of Study:

  • Health
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • United States
  • Africa
  • Asia & Pacific
  • North America
  • South America

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Travel


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • Summer (internship); 2 years, with option to extend for 2 more (fellowship)


  • Varies by fellowship opportunity 

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad
  • Graduate