Part of an international collaboration between the USC Institute for Global Health and public health consulting firm John Snow, Inc., this annually awarded and prestigious fellowship is awarded to one select USC public health scholar each year.

What is JSI?

John Snow, Inc., and its nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., provide high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. To date, JSI has implemented projects in 106 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices.

Scope of Work

Students interested in applying for the fellowship have the option to either arrange a student-driven project with a partner organization/country of their choice OR students can apply to be placed at an organization by the selection committee. Student-driven projects should focus on implementation science; the student must be directly involved in carrying out a health-related program in a low- or middle-income country. For students who apply to be placed at an organization consideration will be given to locations and topics of interest that students note in the application. All applicants will be considered equally on a merit-based system.


Eligibility & Requirements
  • Enrolled USC graduate and undergraduate students
  • Doctorate students eligible, but funding cannot support currently ongoing projects related to student dissertations
  • Master of Public Health students fulfilling practicum requirements particularly encouraged to apply
  • Flexible, independently motivated, organized, reliable, detail-oriented and culturally sensitive
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong academic background
  • $2,500


  • We are not currently accepting applications for this fellowship. Please check back to see when this opportunity will be available.

Application Selection

The fellowship will be awarded based on academic performance, experience, evidence of commitment to global health and overall strength of candidate.

Visit the pages below to learn more about the fellows and their research.