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Student Resources

Faculty Speakers

VIGH has access to local, national and international leaders in the field of global health. If you are looking for a speaker on a given topic, contact Dr. Elizabeth Rose at for guidance and recommendations.

Meet Other Global Health Organizations 

If you are looking for other student organizations that are involved in global health initiatives, some are listed below. If you would like to collaborate with members of the council or VIGH please send an email to and tell us how we can help. Visit our weekly newsletter for upcoming global health related news and events on campus and in the Nashville area. Click here to submit your event.

Student organizations, aside from VIGH SAC, that deal with global health issues are:

Timmy Global Health Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health
Global Health Organization - Med School VUSM Rural Health and Medicine
Vanderbilt Global Health Chronicle Institute for Medicine and Public Health
Partners in Health Engage Humphrey Fellowship Program
Vanderbilt Global Brigades Health Professions Advisory Office
Volunteers Around the World Volunteers for Health
Project C.U.R.E Vanderbilt Business Healthcare Association
Heal VU Vanderbilt Students for Underserved Pre-Health Scholars
MHS Majors Vanderbilt Initiative for Public Health Equality
Student National Medical Association Health Law Society
Vanderbilt United Mission for Relief and Development Blair Student Health Council
VUSM Social Mission Committee Health Guardians of America
Engineering World Health Project Heal - GMMA
Health Law Society  Student Advocates for Public Health

Global Health Courses

VIGH provides a variety of courses in global health for undergraduate and graduate students from all Vanderbilt University colleges and schools. While we do not have an undergraduate global health major, check out the Medicine, Health, and Society undergraduate major. This major investigates the cultural, economic, demographic and biological factors that impact health. Some undergraduate courses related to global health will be listed here. To find them on yes, use the code MHS.

The Graduate Certificate in Global Health  is open to all Vanderbilt University degree-seeking graduate and professional students. The interdisciplinary program prepares students for internationally-focused careers in academia, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, immigrant health agencies, philanthropic foundations, and industry.

The Vanderbilt  Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)  program's Global Health track is designed to educate innovative public health leaders to manage global health initiatives and to contribute to public policy that improves global health. Applicants may have a doctoral or other professional degree, or have exceptional qualifications with a bachelor’s degree. The Vanderbilt MPH program is accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Careers and Opportunities


The goal of this internship is that the student will become more familiar with the key issues and actors in international health and development. The intern will work with the Global Health Manager in the global health unit within APHA’s Center for Professional Development, Public Health Systems and Partnerships.


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency that fights to protect the health and safety of people. Their website has an extensive list of public health fellowships and internships.


The CBPP works on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. They have full and part-time internships in health policy.


This fellowship provides third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students with valuable public health experience in an international setting. The main focus of the fellowship is a 6- to 12-week field assignment. Fellows are mentored by experienced CDC staff and learn through hands-on experience while working on a public health project in a developing country.


The Global Engagement Studies Institute at Northwestern University is a study abroad program that prepares undergraduates and recent graduates with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to confront shared global challenges. Through international service-learning in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, or Uganda, students partner with organizations in the developing world to advance community-driven change.


This database summarizes and links to fellowships and internships in health policy and related fields. The database includes fellowships located across the United States that are available to undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals.


The VIGH Student Portal is a great resource for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduates looking to experience more in the global heatlh space. This set of links provide information about fellowships, internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities, as well as tips for finding and applying to global health jobs.