GHFP recruits, places and supports all fellows and interns during the course of their employment including operational support and career and professional development support in the form of workshops, mentors, and consultations with on-staff performance and career development advisors (PCDAs). Mentors are also available through GHFP's university partners. Once a new fellow comes onboard, s/he is assigned a PCDA and that relationship continues through the course of their fellowship.
Currently, GHFP has more than 110 active fellows, at all levels, working in the Global Health Bureau at USAID and in overseas missions. The fellowships range from two to four years and are in fact full-time positions within USAID with professional development activities as part of the experience. All fellows are employees of the Public Health Institute. The positions come up on an as-needed basis and are advertised on the GHFP website and in other relevant places. In its outreach efforts, GHFP has developed a full calendar of conferences, career fairs, information sessions and other events designed to create awareness and interest in the field of global health in general and in the opportunities that GHFP provides in particular. The program's outreach efforts include minority serving institutions, historically black colleges and universities, and schools of public health that may not have a global health career track. In addition, GHFP offers career development support at these events via presentations, handouts and one-on-one resume consultations designed to help students and mid-career changers present their education and experience in the best possible light. GHFP's internship program has several components, internships with USAID, overseas internships through the One World Foundation with a focus on attracting people of color to the field, and on demand internships with USAID that occur throughout the year.