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 a joint activity with 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 the Fall Term. During this retreat, Fellows engage in workshops alongside Global Health faculty and other student groups at Dartmouth. The focus of the retreat 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 the retreat 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

  • 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 2021-22 GH Fellows program is open to sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates in the College as well as select medical, MBA, and graduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds.

Applicants must be able to attend the Fall Term GH Fellows retreat, participate in at least seven regular evening events featuring guest speakers, methods workshops, and Fellow discussions on current topics in global health. 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. Participation in a community health project locally or globally during the calendar year is encouraged.

Application Form and Due Date: Applications to the 2021-22 cohort are due Sunday, September 12th at 11:59pm.


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