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Leadership in Global Health Fellowship

The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) is the focal point for global health at Yale, bringing together expertise and knowledge from across campus with partners around the world. By actively collaborating across disciplines and seizing opportunities for innovation, YIGH aims to speed the translation of new scientific discoveries into better health for all.

The Mission

Emerging pandemic infections, the dramatic rise in non-communicable diseases, planetary health, and other issues will be at the forefront of complex global health challenges in the next decade. To meet these challenges, YIGH aims to contribute to the development of future global health leadership by training aspiring young professionals who have a wide-ranging passion for and understanding of the critical importance of good health for a just and equitable society. The Leadership in Global Health Fellowship will prepare the future generation of global health professionals through a comprehensive, multi-faceted program that includes placement in a high-impact internship with multilateral global health organizations, or large-scale global health non-profits; participation in a leadership seminar and ethics training; and opportunities to participate in other YIGH programs.

The Program

YIGH will select at least six Yale students and trainees from across campus to participate in a high-impact internship. To prepare for the internship and throughout the experience, Fellows will participate in an in-depth seminar focused on advanced global health competencies and organizational theory. The curriculum will be centered on a relational framework of leadership, understanding it as a dynamic role within an organization. Fellows will discuss the relationship between leaders and followers, how to work across groups and hierarchy, and how to resolve conflict in organizations to build global partnerships founded on shared goals for quality health care and population health outcomes.