Global Health Fellows

The Global Health Fellows program brings together students from across Dartmouth in an ongoing exploration of global health issues.


Each fall, the Global Health Initiative in the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding selects a cohort of Global Health Fellows for engagement in regular, directed, and co-curricular activities in global health methods, equity, access, security, and leadership. The GH Fellows program engages a diverse community of faculty, students, global health partners around the world to discuss how individuals, groups, and institutions can best address the complex global challenges around health and wellness, human rights, health security, planetary health, health diplomacy and other topics. The COVID-19 pandemic and issues of health disparities and structural inequities in global health systems will continue to be central to conversations in all of these areas.

The GH Fellows program is funded through the Center for Global Health Equity (CGHE), a collaboration between the Dickey Center Global Health Initiative (GHI) and the Geisel School of Medicine Center for Health Equity.


Global Health Retreat

  • Global Health Fellows join other health equity groups across Dartmouth for an annual, weekend retreat to launch the program during both the Fall and Winter Terms. During these retreats, Fellows engage in workshops alongside Global Health faculty and other student groups at Dartmouth. The focus of the retreats is to encourage and guide GH Fellows to think critically about global health issues and their role in advancing collaborative solutions with and for global partners. Attendance at one of the retreats is a required component of the GH Fellows program.

Speaker Series and Discussions

  • Global Health Fellows build their skills and knowledge hearing from global health leaders regularly throughout the year, participating in skills sessions and learning from each other.

Methods Workshops and Simulations

  • Each term, Global Health Fellows engage in a diversity of regular methods seminars, from utilizing a rights-based approach to global health issues to global health advocacy. Whenever possible, workshops will bring together students in Global Health from across campus, allowing GH Fellows to connect with faculty across disciplines as well as students from both The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) and Geisel School of Medicine.

Experiential Education Opportunities

  • Global Health Fellows enjoy a network of engagement and access to a wide range of resources as they pursue experiential education and service opportunities internships, independent research projects, and other endeavors related to global health. The GH Fellows program helps to connect Fellows with potential opportunities and advise/support Fellows in the pursuit of internships and other programs.

Application Process

Eligibility: The 2023-24 GH Fellows application is open to sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates in the College as well as medical, MBA, MPH, and graduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds.

If selected as a GHFellow, you do NOT need to achieve certification to continue access to programming throughout the academic year.  To receive annual certification as a Global Health Fellow, applicants must:

  • attend EITHER the Fall or Winter Retreat,
  • attend at least seven other GHF events over the academic year, and  
  • engage in and complete at least one community health project, submitting one paragraph summary of project.

Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated interest in issues of global health through academic coursework, co-curricular activities, and/or internship and work experiences.

Participation in an international internship or program is not a prerequisite for selection for the program. 

Application Form and Due Date: Applications for the first round close on July 10.  Applications will reopen for a few slots on September 1, closing again on Wednesday, September 6.

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