Future Global Health Leaders

Through their own lived experiences and academic interests, many students possess key skills needed for a career in global health. We seek to capitalize on this unique moment in students’ lives, investing in them early and ensuring they are excellent candidates for opportunities at USAID. We achieve these goals through our Future Global Health Leaders (FGHL) Program, launched in September 2019, which builds upon our collaboration and information session model with academic institutions by expanding the global health resources we make available to students.


The FGHL Program was designed to help build a pipeline of future global health professionals for USAID, global health implementing partners, and bi- and multi-lateral organizations by exposing undergraduate and graduate students at academic institutions with a public/global health program focus (but not always a degree) to unique career resources. Through dissemination of our FGHL toolkit, quarterly webinars, and office hours, GHTP staff work closely with academic institutions around the country to instill an early interest in the global health field and connect potential global health professionals with one another through a virtual network.

The FGHL network has expanded to almost 350 students who have successfully used our webinars, office hours, and other resources to advance their careers. We invite you to join this network here: http://bit.ly/FutureGH.

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Global Health Career Webinars

Office Hours

We're excited to offer office hours to interested students from our Future Global Health Leaders Network. You can join us every Thursday and Friday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time). This is a great opportunity to have your pressing questions about Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP) and global health careers more broadly answered by program staff.

Here are the details:

  • Each session will be held via Zoom.
  • Questions will be answered via chat or video during your 30 minute session.
  • Once you have signed up, you will receive a confirmation email, including a link to the Zoom invite for your time slot.

Sign Up Here: https://calendly.com/ghtp

Toolkit and Career Guidance

In support of our Future Global Health Leaders program, we have created a toolkit for current students interested in global health careers. This toolkit includes resources for staying up to date on the latest in the field, strategies for finding international work opportunities, and resume tips and templates. You can find it here: https://bit.ly/FGHLToolkit

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