Volunteers Around the World (VAW): Global Health Alliances Team Leader Fellowship

If you are seeking a pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, or global and public health-related leadership opportunity abroad, consider applying to the VAW Global Public Health Fellowship. Volunteers Around the World (VAW) is looking for Team Leaders and Chapter Presidents. This is a great way to build your resume for health professional schools and to gain strong leadership experience.

The Team Leader (TL) will have a number of responsibilities throughout the year, including recruiting a team of interns, developing a board of students, establishing VAW Global as an official club or class, attending online training and meetings, and preparing their team for an Internship Trip abroad  during Summer, Spring or Winter Break-  through team workshops and fundraising.

VAW Global expects the TL to dedicate a minimum of 3-5 hours per week to this role. If you are not able to travel abroad with your team, you can assign one of the interns as a Site Leader (SL) to take over this part of the role for you.

During the Team Leader Fellowship, you will…

  • Understand healthcare in a global context focused on LMICs
  • Gain effective leadership experience
  • Acquire International and public health work exposure
  • Develop team management, cultural competence, social conscientiousness, and public speaking skills
  • Shadow local physicians and learn about clinic logistics, disease diagnosis, and basic pharmacology
  • Attend several orientations and workshops focused on professional development and cultural sensitivity

Find out more: Global Public Health Fellowship description

Check out other fellowships, internships, and volunteering available through VAW for medical, dental, vet, and global health-focused students!

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her)