Applications for WHO Global Internship for Future Leaders in Public Health are being invited from undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate students in public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO. This internship program is aimed at building capacity and populating a pool of diverse future professionals in the international public health arena, while providing opportunities for students to gain knowledge and advance their careers.
The WHO Global Internship for Future Leaders in Public Health: A competent and dynamic health workforce at the heart of each health system is essential to advance global health goals. Countries need a pool of health professionals trained and exposed to the systems and processes in the health sector and who understand how stakeholders interact within the international health arena.
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 Program offers a wide range of opportunities for students and recent graduates to gain insight into the technical and administrative programs of WHO and enrich their knowledge and experience in various areas, thereby contributing to the advancement of public health.
Benefits | WHO Global Internship for Future Leaders in Public Health
WHO provides all interns with medical and accident insurance coverage during the duration of the internship period.
See Also: UNESCO Graduate Internship Programme
Objectives of WHO Global Internship
- To provide a framework for assigning eligible students from diverse academic backgrounds to WHO programs where their educational experience can be enhanced through capacity building opportunities.
- To provide an opportunity for WHO programs to benefit from engagement from students specializing in various fields related to technical and administrative programs of WHO.
- WHO internships are offered in technical areas and administrative programs such as communication, external relations or human resources.
To be eligible for the WHO Global Internship for Future Leaders in Public Health, students must be:
- At least twenty years of age on the date of application.
- Enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate), in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO, or in a management, administrative, communications, or external relations-related field.
- Applicants who have already completed a qualification may also qualify for consideration, if they apply to the internship within six months following the completion of the formal qualification.
- Have completed three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to starting (bachelor’s level or equivalent) the internship.
- Fluent at least in one of the working languages of the office of assignment.
- Not related to a WHO staff member (e.g., son/daughter, brother/sister, or mother/father).
- Holders of valid passport of a WHO Member State.
- Those who have not previously participated in WHO’s Internship Program.
- All applications to the WHO Global Internship for Future Leaders in Public Health must be made through the internship position vacancy notices posted on the WHO Careers site using the WHO online recruitment system (Stellis).
- Review more information on the recruitment process from the FAQs section.
- Internship positions are available in various areas of work and in different organizational locations (regional offices, country offices or headquarters).
- Internship opportunities are posted on a continuous basis, with each containing different requirements and application deadlines – do check the internship page regularly for new opportunities.