Ruckelshaus Fellowship Program

Meridian Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the thirteenth annual application cycle for our Ruckelshaus Fellowship Program!

Meridian is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that has helped our clients and partners develop and implement solutions to complicated, often controversial problems—big and small, global and local—on issues of climate change, food systems, forests, water, science and technology, and more. Meridian Institute designs, manages and facilitates collaborative processes that bring people together who understand the issues and have a stake in their resolution.

The Ruckelshaus Fellowship is an opportunity for early-career professionals to contribute to Meridian’s mission to help people collaborate to solve complex problems, make informed decisions, and implement solutions that improve lives, the environment, and the economy.

The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position working in either a hybrid or remote arrangement. Hybrid employees are based in one of Meridian’s two offices – in Dillon, CO or Washington, DC. We strongly encourage hybrid work for Fellows as it provides more opportunities to build relationships within the cohort and leverage the networking benefits of the program. Project Associate and Ruckelshaus Fellows who are selected will begin work in June 2024 or earlier.

Our Ruckelshaus Fellowship Application Guide provides an in-depth look into the fellowship—including position responsibilities, application instructions, FAQs, and insight from current and past fellows. The deadline to submit applications is 10:00 PM EST on Monday, January 29, 2024.

Although we appreciate the interest, no informational interviews will be offered. Meridian Institute will be holding an online informational session on the Fellowship program on January 17th at 2pm EST. Click the link here to register.

Should you have any inquiries, please reach out to with any further inquiries. For more information about Meridian Institute, please visit

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of International Health. The Health Systems Program area in the Department has two master’s degrees: the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Systems and the Master of Health Science (MHS) in Global Health Economics. These degree programs may be of value to undergraduate students at Wesleyan University who are looking to pursue a full-time master’s degree in the health professions.

We will be hosting a virtual information session on our master’s programs via webinar on December 12 at 12 p.m. Students can sign up for the free webinar here:

Both degree programs are STEM designated programs. They are ideal for those who wish to work domestically or internationally on global health issues. I’ve included a blurb below, but students can also read about them here:

About the master’s degree programs:

The MSPH in Health Systems degree is ideal for those who are interested in roles in policy and planning, health financing and management, and monitoring and evaluation of health programs working in low- or middle-income countries. Graduates of the program contribute to strengthening health systems through the implementation of equitable and cost-effective interventions for improving access, quality, and efficiency of health services for underserved populations internationally or domestically. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2024.

The MHS in Global Health Economics is a 9-month degree program that is ideal for those interested in using economic tools to help solve pressing global health problems. Through this degree program, students will learn how health economic principles are used to address global issues such as migration, displaced persons, climate change, and pandemics. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research in health economics and design health policies in relation to a variety of global health issues. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2024.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at


Melissa Reed
Communications Associate
International Health, Health Systems Program

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St., Room E8001
Baltimore, MD USA 21205