Application call for 2023 World Health Organization Paid Internship in Switzerland. The application deadline is 8th April 2023.
The Emergency Preparedness Division plays a crucial role in implementing the WHO Global Programme of Work, guided by the strategic priorities of the organization. The ultimate goal is to ensure health and well-being for all ages, and to achieve Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 3. The Health Security Preparedness (HSP) department supports Member States in strengthening their national preparedness capacities to manage all-hazard risks and emergencies, and to build multisectoral approaches for health security.
HSP is committed to building sustainable preparedness capacities and scaling up the implementation of the IHR (2005) and other related global and regional frameworks. The department works with partners and the broader global health security community to protect vulnerable communities in all countries from the impact of health emergencies.
The WHO Internship Programme in Switzerland provides students and recent graduates with an enriching learning experience. The interns will work under the supervision of technical experts in the respective area and will be responsible for various tasks such as conducting literature surveys, undertaking web research and data collection, and supporting technical officers in note-taking and the preparation of briefing notes, presentations, and communication materials and resources.
The interns will also participate in the development of tools and guidelines, assist in drafting and editing policy briefs, toolkits, guides/manuals, handouts, brochures, and reports, and help in organizing workshops, meetings, conferences, and events.
To qualify for the internship, applicants must have completed the equivalent of three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification in Public Policy, International Relations, Development Studies, or Public Health. Effective communication skills, willingness to learn from mistakes, ability to work collaboratively with team members, and experience in research and drafting reports and policy reviews are essential requirements.
The interns must have knowledge and understanding of national government structures in health and policy development, as well as expert knowledge of English, and intermediate knowledge of French and other UN languages is desirable. WHO provides a living allowance, accident, and medical insurance coverage, and a lump sum of CHF 15 for each working day to buy lunch at the WHO campus or elsewhere.
In summary, the WHO Internship Programme in Switzerland is an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain practical experience in the field of health emergency preparedness while contributing to the WHO Global Programme of Work and achieving the organization’s strategic priorities.
|Type of Opportunity||Internships|
|Open to||All Nationalities|
|Organizer||World Health Organization|