As the main source of funding for vaccines and an important provider of support to immunization systems in the world's poorest countries, GAVI is key to the success of global efforts seeking to improve health in communities around the world. Over the past 10 years, faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have collaborated with GAVI on a wide variety of projects. In an effort to support the career development of our students, the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative funds student internships at GAVI's headquarters, located in Geneva. These interns work closely with GAVI teams in areas such as vaccine monitoring and evaluation, communications and media, and global health financing.
The Vaccine Internship Experience at WHO (VIEW) Scholars Program is funded by JHVI. The objective of the VIEW Scholars Program is to allow Bloomberg School graduate students to work with mentors in the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO to gain experience in vaccine research, policy and programs of global importance. Projects vary and may include analytic work or specific assignments that contribute to the development of global immunization policy recommendations, the strengthening of national decision making processes for immunization, vaccine delivery, financing, safety monitoring or vaccine-preventable disease surveillance.