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Mabelle Arole Fellowship

This is a not a Stanford fellowship. It is included in a database of paid fellowship, internship and service program opportunities offered by external organizations as a resource for all college and university students. A FISP listing does not mean that Haas Center staff have direct experience with or professionally endorse the program.

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Are you currently a Pre-Med?
Are you interested in international health?
Do you want to learn about community-based health programming in a developing country?
Can you "rough it" for one year in rural India?
If you meet the eligibility requirements, consider applying to be a Mabelle Arole International Fellow.


The Mabelle Arole International Fellows:

  • Learn about community-driven programming, how it works, and how it contributes to a community's well-being.
  • Live and work at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed, India, for almost one year.
  • Work with one of the best primary health projects in the world.
  • Learn about the priority health care areas addressed: community-based primary care, women's health, under-fives care, family planning, control of chronic illnesses, prevention of infectious diseases, and integrated rural development.
  • Work on a project, depending on current CRHP activities and your interest.
  • Visit and work at an Jamkhed-inspired project in rural Nepal.

One U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has been accepted to medical school but has not begun yet will be accepted to this year-long program based in Jamkhed, India.

Selection Process: 

Are you eligible to be the Mabelle Arole International Fellow?

To be eligible for the fellowship, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have completed your undergraduate degree by June.
  • Have been accepted to a U.S. medical school by April.
  • Be willing to defer your acceptance to medical school for one year.
  • Complete the application and other paperwork below.
  • Provide a medical certificate of health (if and when selected as fellow).
  • Be available for and have the resources to travel to Washington, DC for an interview in March.

Note: Current medical students are not eligible for this fellowship.

External or Stanford Fellowship: 
Open to: 
Graduate students
Graduating students
Recent graduates/Alumni