The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Gates Foundation) established a program with the Hertz Foundation known as the “Hertz Fellowships in Global Health and Development”. This special fellowship provides not only the core Hertz Fellowship support (tuition & stipend for up to five years of doctoral study), but also provides recipients with an exciting internship opportunity—two successive summers in the Gates Foundation’s global health or global development programs.
This fellowship program began in the summer of 2017 and the Hertz leadership is very proud that Hertz Fellows, Rebecca Carlson and Alyssa Ferris, were chosen as the first recipients. Initially open only to new Hertz Fellowship awardees, the program is now open to all Hertz Fellows as long as they will return to graduate school AFTER the last summer of their internship at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Though it is highly preferable successful candidates make a commitment to the internship for two successive summers, those interested in one summer will be considered. Internships will begin the summer immediately following selection. Applications from In-School Fellows can be submitted between December and March.