WHO as the leader in global public health issues is committed to building a diverse pool of future leaders in public health. WHO’s Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO while enriching their knowledge and experience in the health field, thereby contributing to the advancement public health.
- Provide a framework for assigning postgraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds to WHO programmes that can enhance their educational experience through practical assignments.
- Expose students to the work of WHO.
- Provide WHO programmes with input from students specializing in various fields. Most students are placed in health-related programmes, although other disciplines can be considered as appropriate such as communication, external relations or human resources.
The duration of WHO internships is between six to twenty four weeks depending on the needs of the WHO technical unit and the intern’s availability.
You are at least twenty years of age on the date of application.
You are enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (graduate or postgraduate) (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they apply to the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification).
You have completed three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing (bachelor’s level or equivalent) the assignment.
You possess a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO or a degree in a management-related or administrative field.
You are not related to a WHO staff member (e.g., son/daughter, brother/sister, or mother/father).
You are fluent at least in one of the working language of the office of assignment.
You have not previously participated in WHO’s Internship Programme.
You hold a valid passport of a WHO Member State.
How to apply
Visit this page to view the list of vacancies and click the ‘Apply’ button against the desired role.
For an internship starting 1 July – 31 December 2020, the deadline to apply is Feb 25, 2020.
WHO will inform all selected candidates by April 15. No information by 15 April 2020 means that you have not been selected. You may apply again if you are still interested.
Click here for the official website.