World Health Organization offers international internship program twice a year. The roster will be available to all WHO major offices from where it will contact suitable candidates only. In completing your profile, WHO Internship applicants may select up to 3 different work areas of interest.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations system. Further, it has 194 Member States and more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at headquarter in Geneva. Also, the World Health Organization offers internship globally in our country and regional offices, as well as at headquarters.
The WHO internship programme has three objectives:
WHO internship program places most students in health-related programmes. Although placements in other areas of work like for example communication, external relations, finance or human resources are also possible.
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:
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).
All interns should be able to demonstrate the following skills in line with the WHO core competencies:
In addition, interns need to be familiar with commonly used computer programmes, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Knowledge of specialized computer programmes, for example, statistical software such as XLStat may be an advantage.
Depending on the area of interest, you may require the below experience to pose an advantage.
To Apply for the World Health Organization Internship, you may submit your application online along with your updated CV.
You may apply for the WHO internship before the closing date set as 1 July 2019.
|Type of Opportunity||Internships|
|Open to||All Nationalities|
|Organizer||World Health Organization|