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We partner with established, high-impact organizations already transforming the health of their communities. Read below to find out how to become a GlobeMed partner.

Prospective Partner Organizations

Interested in becoming a GlobeMed
partner organization?

If you feel that your organization would be a strong GlobeMed partner and you meet all of the criteria below, complete this Partner Organization Interest Form.


Partner Organization Criteria

GlobeMed invests heavily in the recruitment and selection of its partner organizations. Selected partner organizations demonstrate the following criteria:

✓ Established NGO. GlobeMed partner organizations are recognized NGOs in their countries. They are focused on community development, public health, education, or health systems strengthening.

✓ Committed team. GlobeMed partner organizations have at least two full-time paid, local staff members.

✓ Strong foundation. GlobeMed partner organizations have at least two other long-term sources of funding and have budgets between $80,000 and $800,000.

✓ Community-based approach. GlobeMed partner organizations know their beneficiaries’ needs and engage the community in every component of their programs, from strategy development to implementation.

✓ Systems-changing. GlobeMed partner organizations understand root causes and are challenging the regional, national and/or global systems that are driving poverty and sickness in their community.

✓ Measurable impact. GlobeMed partner organizations have the systems in place to test assumptions, pilot project models, and develop strategies tailored to their goals and community.

✓ Committed to relationships. GlobeMed partner organizations are led by grassroots leaders who act as mentors to students and commit to an ongoing process of mutual learning.

✓ Active and engaged communication. GlobeMed partner organizations have access to internet or phone and have an interest in communicating frequently.

✓ Excited to collaborate with students in person. GlobeMed partner organizations have the capacity to host students and are located in secure areas.

✓ Interested in joining a network. GlobeMed partner organizations are active participants of a vast network of students, global health leaders, and supporters.

Partner Organization Recruitment and Timeline

New partner organizations are selected through an application and vetting process coordinated by the GlobeMed National Office. The timeline for identifying new partner organizations coincides with our Chapter Founder process.

December: GlobeMed Partnership Proposal Forms open

February: All written applications are due to the National Office’s Partnerships Team

March: Phone interviews with prospective partners

April: New partners are selected

May: New university chapters and partner organizations are connected and begin communication

August: Partner organizations and university chapters develop and sign a Partnership Action Framework

Through this process, GlobeMed and prospective partner organizations acquire an understanding of each other’s impact, expectations, and capacity for working in partnership.

Still wondering what it takes to be a GlobeMed Partner? See the GlobeMed Grassroots Partner Handbook here.