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Internship @ WHO for UG/PG Students, Multiple Locations: Apply by July 28: Expired

Contractual Arrangement: Intern
Contract duration: Minimum six weeks and maximum six months
Closing Date: Jul 28, 2017, 3:29:00 AM
Primary Location: Multiple locations
Organization: EU/DAF Division of Administration and Finance
Schedule: Full-time
Objectives of the WHO internship programme:

  • to provide a framework for assigning students from diverse academic backgrounds to WHO programmes, where educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments;
  • to expose students to the work of WHO; and
  • to provide WHO programmes with the assistance of students specializing in various fields. Most students are placed in health related programmes, although other disciplines can be considered as appropriate.
  • Additionally there are limited possibilities for students in disciplines such as: Information Technology, Communications and Media Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration and/or Public Administration, Legal.

Essential qualification: 

Applicants must have completed three years of full-time studies (bachelor’s level or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; and be enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they start the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification).
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participating in the internship programme at WHO. However, depending on the area of interest, the below experience may be needed and/or would be an advantage:

  • Experience in research and in drafting reports
  • Experience in the subject area through academic work or research
  • Field and/or developing country experience
  • Experience with data analysis, statistical packages and interest in the design of graphical display and analysis of health information in an international comparative perspective, such as for health system performance assessment
  • More specific experience such as specialized computer programmes

Description of duties:
Under the supervision of a technical expert in the respective area, interns are assigned a project based on agreed terms of references and in line with their skills set. These terms of references typically include some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • review literature, literature surveys
  • undertake web research and data collection on specific subject area
  • organize data and documents
  • assist in drafting, formatting and editing policy briefs, toolkits, guides/manuals, hand-outs, brochures, and reports
  • participate in on-going departmental projects
  • assist in organizing workshops, events

Additional Information:

  • Please note that internships at WHO are very competitive and only a small number of applicants will be accepted every year. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • WHO Internships are not paid. Living abroad is expensive and finding accommodation can be challenging. All intern candidates should be aware of these factors before they consider applying for a WHO Internship.
  • Interns will be responsible for applying, obtaining, and financing the necessary visas – if needed.
  • WHO accepts no responsibility for medical insurance of interns or costs arising from illness incurred during an internship
  • Interns are not eligible for appointment to any position in WHO for a period of three months following the end of the internship.
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