Vanderbilt Students Intern at VIGH this Summer

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s Education and Training team was fortunate to have four exceptional interns this summer. Interns Sharo Costa and Hope Wiggs, M.Ed. candidates in the International Education Policy and Management program, shared their experiences this summer. Their work focused on collaborating to create curricular materials, including lesson plans, presentations, and activities, as well as monitoring and evaluation tools for a mentorship program with VIGH’s partner faculty at the University of Zambia. They also provided background research to build a medical faculty training program with our partners in Liberia. Other summer interns with the Education & Training team include Anna Clarke Harrison and Lauryn Cravens, who contributed to these and other projects.

While interning at VIGH, interns collaborate on the research and design of projects ranging from curriculum development to annual reporting, connect with faculty and staff related to their specific global health interests, and hone their knowledge and skills in global health. These skills and relationships are, in the words of Hope, “integral in my future work in the global health sector.” Hope and Sharo are also pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Global Health.

For more information about internships at VIGH, contact Elizabeth Rose.


Hope Wiggs, M.Ed. candidate – International Education Policy and Management


Sharo Costa, M.Ed. candidate – International Education Policy and Management