Global Health Equity Scholars Program

Program Details

If you haven't already read the introductory section about the Global Health Equity Scholars program, please review this information


Benefits for Student scholars

GHE Scholars gain valuable exposure and experience, in addition to financial payment. Benefits include:

  • Be part of innovative teams making an impact on complex global health challenges

  • Increase networks with faculty and students across the university

  • Gain practical skills applicable to a field of your interest

  • Get special access to speakers and presenters from various disciplines brought through the seminar series

Expectations & Eligibility Requirements

Each year, approximately 10-15 scholars will be hired as paid research assistants for one academic year (generally, October to May). Scholars will be expected to commit an average of 10-12 hours each week to the program. All scholars will also be expected to attend mandatory monthly seminars.

Scholars must be full-time students at a US-based Johns Hopkins University school or division. Scholars may not be current first-year undergraduates or students planning on taking a study abroad or other full-time ventures off the primary JHU campuses during the current academic year. To enhance continuity of projects, we encourage students in multi-year programs to apply. No prior global health experience is required.

Students may apply to work with the Alliance as an “At-Large and Communications Scholar” supporting the Alliance’s program operations, events, and communications efforts, or they may choose to work within one of the Alliance’s four thematic areas:


Potential scope of work for Scholars

During the 10-12 hours each week, duties of each Global Health Equity Scholars will be tailored to the need of each thematic area and the skill sets or strengths of the selected scholars. Tasks will include some of the following:

  • Support Alliance thematic leaders or senior staff with research projects, program development, implementation, monitoring, and output tracking.

  • Identify significant challenges to global health equity and help to frame how we might tackle these challenges.

  • Support development of outreach activities, including workshop series, problem-smashing sessions, seminars, or other events to facilitate the Johns Hopkins community (faculty, staff, and students) and its partners innovating to advance global health equity challenges.

    • Develop briefings, reviews, stay on top of the literature, and synthesize new information and developments in the field.

  • Assist the thematic leads and communications team to support content development (e.g. articles, announcements, digital media) for the Alliance website and publications

  • Encourage activities advancing health equity across existing student groups and examine the feasibility of a leadership council of student leaders engaged in such activities.


Applications will be accepted from August 19 to 11:59pm on September 20, 2019 (extended from 9/19/19). No late applications will be accepted. All applications must be submitted through our online platform SM Apply.

In the application you will be asked to reflect on your experiences with health equity and your skill set. You will be asked to rank the thematic areas in priority order of with whom you would most like to work. Due to review processes, you cannot select multiple thematic areas as your top choice. You will also need to provide a current CV, copy of transcripts, and reference information.

Application Support Resources:

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If you have questions not covered by these resources, the team at the Alliance for a Healthier World is happy to assist via email