Student Fellows Program - Call for Applications

The Georgetown Global Health Initiative student fellows program is an opportunity for talented undergraduate and graduate students to work with faculty on research projects, to participate in global health-related events, and to network with one another and scholars in the global health field. A cohort of eight to ten fellows will be recruited in spring 2019.


All full-time Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students, across schools, are eligible to apply for the spring 2019 fellowship.


By midnight on Sunday, December 9, interested students should submit the following materials, in this order, as a single PDF attachment to

  1. a letter of interest (250-word maximum). Please include your name, program/school, class year, and email address at the top of the page
  2. unofficial transcript
  3. academic writing sample
  4. names of two faculty members at GU willing to serve as references. If you are currently working on a research project with a faculty mentor, please include this information with your references. Incoming students may submit external academic references.

Decision Criteria

A faculty committee will select fellows based on: demonstrated interest in and knowledge of global health, relevant work experience, analytical and writing skills, and fit with faculty research projects. Committee decisions will be announced by Tuesday, December 18.


Fellows will work between five to ten hours each week, advancing a research project (under the mentorship of a faculty mentor), attend global health-related events at Georgetown and in Washington, D.C., and will submit two blog posts on global health for the website. Fellows will also meet as a group every month for a discussion with one or more faculty members on a topic of mutual interest.


Undergraduates will receive $15/hour and graduate students $18/hour.

Questions may be directed to