Post-College Opportunities in Global Health & Health Policy
Below are selected opportunities for health-related fellowships and further study. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and the GHP program does not endorse or recommend any specific positions or programs.
Princeton University Fellowship Advising provides individual guidance to students seeking short-term fellowship opportunities in global health.
Global Health Corps
The Global Health Corps (GHC) aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity and improve the quality of healthcare services for the poor by connecting outstanding young leaders with organizations working on the front lines in the fight for global health equity.
GHC matches young professionals with health organizations for fully-funded year-long fellowships, and it provides training, mentorship, and career guidance. These fellows have a measurable impact on the health of the communities in which they work, and they draw upon that experience and the GHC alumni network to deepen their impact throughout their careers.
More information can be found on the GHC program website: www.ghcorps.org.
Master of Science in Bioethics - Columbia University
Columbia University's School of Continuing Education offers a Master of Science in Bioethics. The M.S. in Bioethics provides students with the training to work professionally on issues in bioethics, and grounds them in historical, philosophical, legal, and social-scientific approaches and models for addressing bioethics. The program prepares students to work in various capacities within this new and ever-growing field, and includes a concentration in global bioethics – the first of its kind in the United States.
The program enables students to draw on the extraordinary resources of the University, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the schools of Law, Journalism, Nursing and International and Public Affairs, and the Arts and Sciences.
The M.S. in Bioethics program may be taken on a part-time or full-time basis.
Masters of Science in Bioethics - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center
Bioethics is the study of morally, ethically and emotionally charged issues at the crossroads of medicine, law, and public policy. Our program is an innovative collaboration between Albert Einstein College of Medicine, its teaching hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and Cardozo Law School, bringing together a broad range of expertise to address bioethics issues. We have been at the forefront of bioethics since the early 1970s. Our Bioethics Consultation Service is one of the earliest such services in the country and now flourishes as one of the largest and most celebrated. Drawing upon this extensive and diverse experience, we launched the Certificate Program in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities in 1995, and our Masters Program continues this proud tradition. Mindful of our home in New York City, we address the challenges that affect a racially and ethnically diverse urban population. Our goal is to provide bioethics training that shapes the way professionals understand these critical issues, directly benefits patients and research subjects, and promotes the development of ethically sound health care policy. The Einstein-Cardozo Masters of Science in Bioethics concentrates on practical work in bioethics, including bioethics consultation and the ethical analysis of health care policy.
Our innovative program approaches bioethics from a multitude of perspectives, including law, medicine, narrative, philosophy, and social sciences. To apply or find out more, visit our website.
Medical Missionaries Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship
The Medical Missionaries Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship offers two recent college graduates the opportunity to gain experience in health care delivery in a developing country. Fellows spend a year in Thomassique, Haiti, working at the St. Joseph Clinic, built in 2006 by Medical Missionaries, a non-profit, non-religiously affiliated organization dedicated to providing health care to under-served communities worldwide regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. Information about the fellowship, as well the preliminary application, can be found at http://thomassique.blogspot.com.
NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Biomedical Scholars Program
NIH scientists, along with their colleagues in Oxford and Cambridge, have created a partnership PhD training program that enables students to access the phenomenal biomedical research resources of these world class institutions. Every student admitted to the program is fully funded for the length of training. Partnership students generally earn their degrees in four years. More information can be found at the program website: http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov.
Post-Bachelor Fellowship Program at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation - University of Washington
The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) Program is for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of global heath projects. The PBF program combines advanced on-the-job training and mentoring, and provides the option of pursuing a fully-funded Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Through research, training workshops, coursework, and field experience in developing countries, the PBF Program aims to produce the next generation of scholars and leaders in global health measurement and evaluation. For more information about the PBF program email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation go to http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/.
Princeton in Africa
Princeton in Africa (PiAf) develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. In partnership with leading organizations working throughout Africa, PiAf places graduating seniors and young alumni of all U.S. non-profit colleges and universities who seek to serve other nations. Its Fellows have worked in numerous fields including: humanitarian aid, public health, education, conservation, post-conflict reconstruction and social entrepreneurship. For more information go to www.princetoninafrica.org.
Princeton in Asia
Princeton-in-Asia (PiA) provides transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and serves the needs of Asia as determined by our Asian partners. Over the last century, the organization has achieved this goal by providing talented young people with various opportunities to live and work in Asia. Currently the program offers 85 teaching fellowships with 40 additional fellowships in the fields of journalism, international development, and business. For more information go to www.princeton.edu/~pia/.
Project 55’s Public Health Fellowship Program
The Public Health Fellowship (PHF) aims to recruit and develop a new generation of public health professionals by providing them with outstanding, life-altering year-long employment experiences in the public health field. Established in 2006, PHF places recent graduates of Princeton University at organizations that address unmet public health needs in the United States and abroad. These fellowships are meaningful, paid positions with significant responsibility that allow participants to gain public health experience and use their skills and talents to answer some of the questions that exist in the public health community. For more information about PHF go to http://community.project55.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=317.
Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative
The Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) is designed to encourage, support and prepare the nation’s top students to pursue careers in the US federal government, both in international and domestic agencies. This highly competitive scholarship program gives exceptional students both the academic training and the practical work experience in federal service needed to succeed in public policy careers. SINSI recruits from both Princeton undergraduates and from applicants to the Woodrow Wilson School’s two-year Master in Public Affairs (MPA) degree program.
Each fall the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs selects up to five Scholars in the Nation’s Service drawn from Princeton juniors from all concentrations and academic backgrounds. Those selected spend the summer after their junior year in a SINSI-funded federal government internship in Washington, DC, or abroad and will be admitted to the School’s MPA program upon graduation from Princeton. As MPA Scholars they receive a full scholarship for tuition and living expenses while enrolled in the program, may opt for a summer of intensive language study and spend two years between their first and second years as MPA students on a SINSI-supported fellowship with the federal government.
For more information go to http://wws.princeton.edu/undergraduate-academics/sinsi.
TigerTracks is Princeton's online system with current postings of internships and full-time jobs, maintained by the Office of Career Services. TigerTracks includes postings by alumni and employers and is also the system used for on-campus recruiting.
Students can search here for health-related work, and they can arrange to receive ongoing notifications of new positions related to the interests they specify in their TigerTracks profile.