You can apply to the Post-Bachelor Fellowship using our online application.
Deadline: January 6, 2020
- Bachelor’s degree (and no previous graduate-level training)
- Proven quantitative and analytical skills
- A strong interest in pursuing academic or professional careers related to population and global health
- Authorized to work in the US (please note: we are not able to sponsor visas for this position)
- No background in global health or a related field is required
- Resume (two-page limit)
- Academic transcript
- One letter of reference from a professor/professional familiar with your coursework or research
- Analytical-thinking exercise (1 hour long)
- Brief goal statement (500-word maximum) on how your skills, experience, and long-term career goals contribute to your candidacy
- Brief personal statement (300-word maximum) in response to one of the three prompts below:
- To be successful, Post-Bachelor Fellows must be resilient and resourceful. Discuss a challenge or failure you have faced and how you have sought to embrace or overcome it. (300 word maximum)
- The IHME team is passionate and diverse. Describe your background, an interest, hobby, or talent that is an important part of who you are. (300 word maximum)
- Post-Bachelor Fellows are constantly learning. Share an experience that led you to question one of your beliefs or ideas. What came of this experience? (300 word maximum)
As part of the application process, we ask candidates to complete an analytical-thinking exercise. The purpose of this exercise is to assess a candidate’s critical-thinking abilities while gaining insight into their ability to interpret, analyze, and work with data. This exercise is also indicative of the type of work PBFs perform on a daily basis and the type of quantitative and analytical challenges they may encounter during their research. Your score is only one piece of the application and will be evaluated in conjunction with your other materials.
***Links to practice questions and to the exercise itself will be posted here on 11/15/19.***
Instructions for the exercise:
- You may take the exercise one time only. Once the exercise has started you cannot pause it and resume at a later time.
- The exercise is available only on the internet and cannot be accessed offline. You must be connected to the internet for the entire duration of the exercise in order for your scores to be recorded.
- You will be required to sign-in to the exercise with a name and email address. Please use your name and email address as they appear on your application.
- The exercise is composed of a number of images. If you hover over an image, you can zoom in to make it larger.
- A timer is visible at the top of the screen, which tells you how much time remains.
Taking the exercise:
- Schedule 60 minutes of uninterrupted time for yourself. Once 60 minutes have elapsed, the exercise will automatically close.
- Take the exercise in a quiet space where you will not be disturbed by others.
- We recommend recording your answers on a piece of paper in case you experience any technology or connectivity issues while you are taking the exercise.
- When the exercise begins, you must be ready to continue the exercise until you answer all the questions or the time runs out.
The PBF admissions team will identify candidates for an in-person interview. Candidates interview at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, in Seattle, in early spring. Fellowship offers are expected to be made by May. All candidates can expect to receive a decision on their application.
Please note, the University of Washington does not allow IHME to sponsor H1-B visas, other visa types, or green cards for any staff position. Those on OPT or CPT must have two years of work authorization to complete the fellowship.
For questions about the PBF program, please contact us at: [email protected]