- 1 Job Title: Intern.
- 2 Objectives of the World Health Organization Graduate Internship Programme 2018.
- 3 World Health Organization Graduate Internship Programme Description of Duties.
- 4 World Health Organization Graduate Internship Programme Required Qualifications.
- 6 How to Apply World Health Organization Graduate Internship Programme 2018.
About World Health Organization (WHO).
Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority
for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for
providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health
research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating
evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries
and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Job Title: Intern.
are applying to the WHO generic internship roster which is published
twice a year. The roster will be made available to all WHO major offices
from where direct contact will be made with suitable candidates only.
In completing your profile, you will be able to choose up to 3 different
work areas of interest.
Objectives of the World Health Organization Graduate Internship Programme 2018.
provide a framework for assigning students from diverse academic
backgrounds to WHO programmes, where educational experience can be
enhanced through practical work assignments
- To expose students to the work of WHO and
provide WHO programmes with the assistance of students specializing in
various fields. Most students are placed in health-related programmes,
although placements in other area of work like for example
communication, external relations, finance or human resources are also
World Health Organization Graduate Internship Programme Description of Duties.
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:
- Review literature and conduct literature surveys
- Undertake web research and data collection on specific subject area
- Organize data and documents
- Participate in the development of tools and guidelines
- Assist in drafting, formatting and editing policy briefs, tool kits, guides/manuals, hand-outs, brochures and reports
- Assist in organizing workshops, meetings, conferences, events
- Participate in on-going departmental projects
World Health Organization Graduate Internship Programme Required Qualifications.
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).
- Team work
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural difference
- Communicating effectively orally and in writing
- Showing willingness to learn from mistakes
- Producing and delivering quality results
- Working collaboratively with team members
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, the below experience may be needed and/or would be an advantage.
- Experience in research and/or in drafting reports
- Experience in the subject area through academic work or research
- Field and/or developing country experience
with data analysis, statistical packages and interest in the design of
graphical display and analysis of health information in an international
comparative perspective, such as for health system performance
- More specific experience such as specialized computer programmes
in one of WHO’s working languages (reading, writing and speaking). WHO
official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and
- Knowledge of the local language in some duty stations can be an asset
note that internships at WHO are very competitive and only a small
number of applicants will be accepted every year. Only successful
candidates will be contacted.
- WHO Internships are not paid.
Living abroad is expensive and finding accommodation can be challenging.
All intern candidates should be aware of these factors before they
consider applying for a WHO Internship.
- WHO accepts no responsibility for medical insurance of interns or costs arising from illness incurred during an internship.
are not eligible for appointment to any position in WHO for a period of
three months following the end of the internship.
- If selected
for a WHO Internship, you will be required to provide certified copies
of proof of enrolment in a course of studies, a medical certificate of
fitness for work and proof of personal medical insurance (illness)