Applications for Muso's fellowships are currently closed. Please see below for more information on our fellowship positions. Applications for Muso will re-open in early 2020. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any questions.
Each year, Muso selects up to four exceptional applicants as Capacity Building Fellows, working to strengthen our health system in Mali. The year-long volunteer Capacity Building Fellow positions are high impact roles. As we are a small, rapidly growing global health organization, each fellow plays an important role in the strategic growth of our work, and has a tangible impact on the hundreds of thousands of community members we serve. Through our close partnerships with Partners in Health, Tostan, MASS Design, Medic Mobile, and others, fellows also connect into the broader movement of global health equity.
Muso’s fellowship posts begin with flexible start dates that depend on departure dates of outgoing fellows. Fellows participate in pre-departure orientation with Muso’s CEO, followed by two weeks of intensive field training and orientation with Malian program directors and other program staff.
All fellowships require a commitment to social justice, strong work ethic, and a year-long commitment. French proficiency is required for each type of fellowship. While some fellows come to us with several years of work or research experience and/or an advanced degree, we also accept dynamic and committed recent college graduates. Each fellow lives in the communities of Yirimadjo, Mali and works closely with Malian colleagues.
Types of Fellowships
Communications Fellows (Filled)
The Communications Fellow will bridge the gap between our day-to-day programmatic work in Mali and our development team in the United States. You will be responsible for developing ways to effectively and creatively tell the stories of our patients, CHWs, and the communities we work in, and then disseminate those stories through our website and social media. Skill sets in journalism, marketing, and videography are highly desirable. Photography experience required.
Health Systems Fellows (Closed)
Muso’s Health Systems Fellow plays a critical role on the Muso team, working at the juncture of health systems design and clinical quality improvement. The focus is to improve the healthcare delivery system and to develop Malian clinician capacity by supporting the development of best practices, clinical protocols and new clinical initiatives and refining existing clinical care delivery to improve quality, coverage, and timeliness of care. All our work and research happens in partnership with the Malian Ministry of Health, so that results can directly inform and shape national health policy.
R & D Fellows (Filled)
Just as patients deserve medications that have been proven to work, so do communities deserve health systems that have proven efficacy. For Muso, rigorous measurement is our moral responsibility. Our team tests the healthcare innovations we develop through rigorous, population-based research, to inform national and global efforts on universal health care and maternal/child health. Muso’s R&D Fellow will work closely with Muso’s Director of Research to support the launch and advance multiple population-level studies to assess the impact of proactive healthcare delivery. Skills in scientific literature review, research study design, data cleaning, data analysis (using SAS or similar data analysis software) preferred.
One round trip plane ticket to Bamako, Mali
Monthly stipend for room and board with a host family (arranged by Muso)
If you have any questions about the positions, please contact us.
How to Apply
To apply for our Communications Fellowship, please submit your CV, a writing sample, and a completed application form to [email protected]. Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so we recommend submitting your application as early as possible.