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Program in Applied Vaccine Experiences - PAVE

PAVE supports vaccine-focused internships for Johns Hopkins students at international organizations that play critical roles in global vaccine policy and delivery.

In previous years, PAVE Scholars have been placed with mentors at agencies such as:

  • The World Health Organization’s Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB) (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Unicef (New York City)

Through PAVE, Hopkins students spend 12 to 16 weeks working full time at one of the partner organizations, gaining valuable experience in vaccine research, policy and programs of global importance. Successfully completing a 16-week PAVE internship can fulfill the Department of International Health's MSPH practicum requirement.


  • BSPH master’s and doctoral degree students in programs lasting longer than 12 months
  • Students must have completed their first year of coursework when the internship begins in August [graduates are not eligible].
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in one or more of the vaccine courses offered at the Bloomberg School. The majority of highly competitive applicants will have completed the course "Vaccine Development and Application."
  • Please note: Some partner organizations/positions have additional eligibility criteria and organizational preferences which may include language proficiency or country/region of origin.


The PAVE 2024–2025 application cycle is  now open for current students only. We anticipate 4 to 5 positions in total will be offered for the 2024–2025 academic year.

For more information and to apply, current Johns Hopkins students can learn more on the Bloomberg School’s Sharepoint site. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

Email questions about the program or eligibility to Madeleine Blunt (mblunt2@jhmi.eduand copy Liz Meyer ( and Ruth Karron (