UCGHI Student Ambassador Program
UCGHI STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The University of California Global Health Institute is seeking applicants across all UC campuses and partnering with Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, for its 2022-2023 Student Ambassador Program.
This remote leadership opportunity is open to all students (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, medical, nursing, law, etc.) who are dedicated to personal and professional growth by serving and representing their respective UC or HBCU campus. UCGHI Student Ambassadors will learn about, organize, and promote Women's Health, Gender, and Empowerment (WHGE) or Planetary Health (PH) activities on UC campuses. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to engage with key faculty, researchers, and leaders in either PH or WHGE while also strengthening professional networks.
- To educate Ambassadors on global health issues with a focus on Planetary Health (PH) and Women’s Health, Gender & Empowerment (WHGE)
- To integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in global health through a social justice framework, including decolonizing global health and advancing racial equity
- To actively acknowledge, identify, and dismantle power structures that carry legacies of racism, imperialism, and colonialism in global health through collective dialogue
- To connect students and faculty across college campuses
- To train students on how to organize an event/activity related to their designated track (PH/WHGE)
- To amplify student voices through UCGHI’s social media platforms
- To create professional growth opportunities for student ambassadors such as leadership positions within program and internship opportunities
As a Student Ambassador:
You will develop a wide range of transferable skills. Student Ambassadors will benefit by getting involved in the campus community, gaining knowledge and expertise on WHGE/PH related topics, interacting with UCGHI, collaborating with campus leaders and faculty members from across the UC, and gaining leadership and advocacy skills.
Student Ambassadors will:
- Serve as a UCGHI student ambassador from September 2022 – June 2023
- Have the option of participating in UCGHI 1) social media 2) campus outreach and 3) UCGHI events
- Commit 2-3 hours per week to the program (the hourly commitment required for ambassadors who receive the Student Assistant positions is 5 - 7 hours per week)
- Participate in monthly COE webinars
- Receive a Certificate of Completion (other benefits include networking, mentoring, possible letters of recommendation, etc.)
- Connect with diverse and dynamic students and experts in the field across 10 UC campuses, UC Hastings College of the Law and Charles R. Drew University
- Meet with COE faculty and/or UCGHI leadership in optional pre-scheduled meetings coordinated by the UCGHI Core team as an additional mentorship opportunity
- Participate in an end-of-program activity with fellow student ambassadors presenting group research findings
- Persons with disabilities, Black, Hispanic, and American Indian or Alaska Native, First-Generation students, and LGBTQ+ students are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled at a UC campus (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, medical, nursing, law, etc.) or partnering Historically Black College & University (i.e., Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science).
- Demonstrate strong communication (written and verbal), including responsiveness to email communication
- Exhibit leadership, initiative, dependability, curiosity, and enthusiasm for global health
- UCGHI is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their application essay responses how they will further this goal.
- Interested in Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment and/or Planetary Health topics
- Ability to commit to 2-3 hours of work per week for duration of the program
Student Ambassador Stipend
UCGHI will be providing $250 stipends to participating student ambassadors at the end of the program. Important note: Student ambassadors who are employed by the University of California and paid through UCPath will receive a $250 stipend less taxes. Please note that being a UC employee does not disqualify you from participating in the program.
The Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise Student Ambassador Program Track
This leadership opportunity is open to all students interested in becoming leaders in Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment by serving and representing their respective campus. Student Ambassadors will develop, implement and promote activities that address women’s health, gender, empowerment, campus-based sexual assault and dating violence through research, education, and community engagement.
The Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment (WHGE) Center of Expertise (COE) envisions a world in which equitable gender norms lead to healthy and empowered women — including UC students. The Center promotes research, education and community engagement both globally and locally to reduce gender and health inequities.
The Planetary Health Center of Expertise Student Ambassador Program Track
This leadership opportunity is open to all UC students interested in becoming leaders in Planetary Health (PH) and sustainable development. Student Ambassadors will develop, organize and promote Planetary Health activities on UC campuses to expand knowledge of PH issues, mobilize student, faculty and staff involvement in PH initiatives, and catalyze critical change. This is an opportunity to become a leader that can balance the needs of populations and the planet.
The Planetary Health (PH) Center of Expertise (COE) envisions a healthy planet supporting healthy people. The Planetary Health COE has the ability to galvanize faculty, researchers, and students across the ten UC campuses to address the threats and opportunities surrounding the health of populations and their environments and develop effective solutions.
The application opens Monday, April 4, 2022 at 12:01 am PT.
To apply, please use this application link.
2022-2023 Student Ambassador Program Application Deadline:
Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 11:59 pm PT
Student Assistant Positions:
The 2022-2023 UCGHI Student Assistant Positions are open to all previous UCGHI undergraduate, graduate, or professional student ambassadors. Students who previously participated in the Student Ambassador Program and are dedicated to personal and professional growth by serving and representing their respective UC campuses and partnering HBCU are encouraged to apply. The two UCGHI Student Assistants will develop, organize, and promote Women's Health, Gender, and Empowerment (WHGE) or Planetary Health (PH) activities within the program, on their campuses and across all UC campuses while mobilizing student, faculty and staff involvement. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to engage with the UCGHI Core Team, researchers, and leaders in either PH or WHGE while also strengthening your professional networks. Eligible UCGHI Student Assistants will receive a $1,000 stipend at the end of the program. Interested program alumni will be able to apply via the main application. Learn more about the UCGHI Student Assistant Position
Student Ambassador Program Information Session:
For more information about the program, register for the Student Ambassador Program Information Session on Thursday, April 21 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm PT via Zoom. We will review the format of the program and answer your questions. Missed the info session? Access the slides and recording.
For questions or more information contact:
UC Global Health Institute