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WHO Internship Program in Geneva

WHO Internship Program in Geneva

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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WHO Internship Program offers the opportunity to work in the Patient Safety and Risk Management Unit (PSU). The intern will contribute to one or more projects concerning medication safety, education & training (how to create and promote multidisciplinary teams), global patient safety networks and partnerships (how to strengthen interaction among the global patient safety community); monitoring and evaluating  impact (WHO Global Patient  Safety  Challenge), safety and quality  culture, patient safety incident reporting and learning (how reporting impacts quality improvement), and healthcare risk  management. The main responsibilities of  the intern include: participation in meetings, taking notes, and liaising with external experts.

Candidate Profile

The intern should have the following skills/attributes:

  • To be able to work together in a team and respect fellow colleagues;
  • To have an excellent command of English in both written and verbal communication;
  • Keen interest in public health;
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates the ability to use initiative


WHO may accept applicants who meet all the following conditions as interns:

  • 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 start the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification);
  • To have completed three years of full-time studies and be at least twenty years old at the time at the time of application;
  • Applicants who are fluent in English and preferably in other WHO working languages e.g.
  • French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, or Spanish;
  • Applicants   who   are   not   related   to   a   staff   member   of   WHO   (e.g.   son/daughter, brother/sister or mother/father);
  • Applicants should not have previously participated in WHO’s internship programme


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline08 February,2019
Open toAll



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